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Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie,
Associate, Student Recruiting
416-483-4325, ext. 1220
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca
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Enrolling at BSS

If you’re thinking about coming to BSS, you’re in good company. Every year we welcome more than a hundred girls who find themselves embraced by a warm, welcoming and lively community. Before long, they can’t imagine being anywhere else. We’ll do everything we can to make this process as comfortable and informative as possible. Such a major decision can feel overwhelming and we’re here to ease the path to the right choice for you. Scroll down to learn more.

VISIT US THIS FALL!

Connect Over Coffee

This is a great way for parents to get a real feel for BSS. Register for a morning session for Junior, Middle or Senior School to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our academic program and facilities. We start with a fascinating Tour of our campus, move on to an informative Panel Discussion, then end with coffee and a casual Q & A with members of the BSS community.

This event is designed with parents and guardians in mind – we recommend attending without your daughter.

Agenda

  • Tour: 9:00 – 9:40 am
  • Introduction & Panel: 9:45 – 10:10 am
  • Q&A with Coffee: 10:10 – 10:30 am

Choose your morning session:

JUNIOR SCHOOL (JK to Grade 6)
  • Tuesday, September 26 – 9:00 – 10:30 am FULL
  • Wednesday, October 18 – 9:00 – 10:30 am  REGISTER
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grade 7, 8)
  • Wednesday, September 20 – 9:00 – 10:30 am  FULL
  • Wednesday, October 11 – 9:00 – 10:30 am  REGISTER
SENIOR SCHOOL (Grades 9 – 12)
  • Tuesday, October 3 – 9:00 – 10:30 am  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, October 24 – 9:00 – 10:30 am  REGISTER

Open House

Come to a BSS Open House to experience what it is like to be a student at BSS. Girls entering JK to Grade 11, and their families, are led by BSS students through the campus to four mini-classes with our teachers to experience firsthand our project-based learning. Families have the opportunity to meet with current students, parents, administration staff and the Student Recruiting team. Our Open Houses are designed for your daughter so please make sure she comes along. Due to the nature of our popular Open Houses, registration is limited – so book early! For the convenience of busy parents, we offer a number of evening Open Houses, which feature a tour and Q&A session.

Book your spot below.

ALL GRADE LEVELS (Junior Kindergarten – Grade 12)
  • Wednesday, October 4 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm  REGISTER
JUNIOR SCHOOL (Junior Kindergarten – Grade 6)
  • Tuesday, November 7  9:00 – 11:00 am  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, November 7  1:00 – 3:00 pm  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, November 28  6:00 – 8:00 pm  REGISTER
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grade 7 –  Grade 8)
  • Thursday, November 16  9:00 – 11:00 am  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, November 21  1:00 – 3:00 pm  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, November 28  9:00 – 11:00 am  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, December 5  6:00 – 8:00 pm  REGISTER
SENIOR SCHOOL (Grade 9 – Grade 12)
  • Thursday, November 16 1:00 – 3:00 pm  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, November 21  9:00 – 11:00 am  REGISTER
  • Tuesday, December 5  6:00 – 8:00 pm  REGISTER

JOIN US AROUND THE CITY – AND THE WORLD!

Every year, we go on the road to meet students entering Grades 7 to 11 who are interested in Boarding at BSS. Student Recruiting staff may be coming to a city near you and would be delighted to interview families and girls who have applied to BSS. If you would like to arrange an interview and learn more about BSS, our Boarding program or the admission process, please email studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca< or call 416-483-4325, ext. 1220.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

OurKids: Saturday, October 21 at Roy Thompson Hall.

ON THE ROAD (Dates TBD)

Mexico City  |  Guadalajara  |  Monterrey  |  Barbados  |  Bahamas  |  Shanghai  |  Beijing  |  Hong Kong  |  Sudbury, ON  |  London, ON

Your Path to BSS

Connect with a member of the Student Recruiting team to learn more about the enrolment process and arrange an on-campus visit. Email studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca or call 416-483-4325, ext. 1220. 

Apply online. Once you create a myBSS account you will be able to start and pause the application at your convenience. The deadline to submit a Day application for the 2018-19 school year is December 1, 2017. Boarding applications are accepted throughout the year however space is limited so please apply early.

All our supplementary documents will be uploaded through our online application system: myBSS. This way you’ll be able to track your progress through the application process. Check the grades below for the specific documents required:

Junior School (Junior Kindergarten)

  • A copy of student’s birth certificate and/or passport
  • Pre-school reports, if available

Junior School (Senior Kindergarten)

  • A copy of student’s birth certificate and/or passport
  • Pre-school reports, if available
  • Final 2017 Report Card
  • Report Cards received throughout this school year

Junior School (Grade 1 – 6)

  • A copy of student’s birth certificate and/or passport
  • Final 2016 Report Card
  • Final 2017 Report Card
  • Report Cards received throughout this school year

Middle & Senior School, including Boarding (Grade 7 – 12)

  • A copy of student’s birth certificate and/or passport. For Boarding applicants, we require a copy of their passport.
  • Final 2016 Report Card
  • Final 2017 Report Card
  • Report Cards received throughout this school year
  • Optional: one Character Reference Letter. This letter is an optional addition to the application. It is to be written by someone who can speak to the applicant’s leadership, community involvement and potential. We ask that this is not written by a teacher or family member.
  • Assessment, see information below

Junior School (Junior Kindergarten – Grade 6)

Interviews are planned to be specific and relevant to the grade of the applicant and vary in approach. All interviews will enable girls to:

  • Meet with Junior School teachers
  • Complete a reading and math assessment created by our teachers to understand the girls’ strengths and needs
  • Parents will meet with a member of the Student Recruiting Team

Middle & Senior School (Grade 7 – 12)

Included in the interview time is a tour for the applicant and family with one of our Student Ambassadors – they can tell you all about what it is like to be a student at BSS. During the interview girls will:

  • Be interviewed one-on-one by a member of the Student Recruiting Team
  • Parents will meet with a member of the Student Recruiting Team

Boarding & International Applicants (Grade 7 – 12)

If families are planning to travel to Toronto during the school year please contact us at studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca to schedule an interview while you’re here. If you are able to have an in-person interview it will follow the same format as the interviews above.

If you will not be in the Toronto area, our team will contact you to arrange for a Skype or phone interview.

Be sure to check our “On the Road” dates to see if we are travelling to a city near you. During those visits we would be happy to meet and conduct your interview then.

Junior School (Junior Kindergarten – Grade 6)

Applicants will complete a reading and math assessment created by our teachers to understand their strengths and needs. This will be completed when students are here for their interview. There is no preparation necessary.

Middle & Senior School (Grade 7 – 12)

All applicants are required to write an assessment as part of their application to BSS. The assessment evaluates students reading comprehension, critical thinking and writing. A link to register for an assessment date will be included in your application confirmation email. Materials to help you prepare for the assessment will be included in your assessment registration email.

Assessment Dates:

  • Saturday December 2, 2017
  • Saturday January 13, 2018
  • Saturday January 27, 2018

If you live outside of Ontario and are unable to attend one of the assessment dates listed, we also accept the following assessments: SSAT, NWEA MAP, ERB, ISA, IOWA Basic Skills Test or State Tests.

We believe that an outstanding education should be accessible to all and we are determined to provide opportunities to as many qualified applicants as possible. Our generous community makes donations in support of our Financial Assistance program because they know the value of a BSS education.

To be considered, please complete the Financial Assistance for Canadian Students (FACS) application form available on www.applefinancialservices.ca. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2018. Financial assistance decisions are separate from admission decisions. 

BSS also offers a number of Scholarships. Please visit our Financial Assistance and Scholarship page to learn more. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is January 16, 2018.

All admissions decision for Day applicants will be communicated through email to families on Friday, February 23 2018. Decisions for Boarding applicants are done on rolling admission.

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Tuition/Fees

The benefits of a BSS education are indisputable. Every year we send off into the world young women who have made lifelong friends and have come to know themselves and their boundless potential. As a non-profit independent school, tuition fees cover the bulk of what your daughter can expect at BSS: outstanding teachers, opportunities and resources, and the most effective education possible.

Are there extra costs?
School uniforms are required and can be purchased for approximately $800-$1,500. Used uniforms can be purchased at the BSS shop from $200-$500. There are costs associated with field trips and, in the Middle/Senior School, textbooks. Lunches and snacks are included in Junior School tuition.

2017-18
Day Students
Canadian
Boarders
International Boarders
Tuition Fees
$31,740
$57,500
$60,130
Registration Fee (one time only, non-refundable)
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
Continuing Deposit (refundable)
$500
$500
$500
Health Insurance (for non Canadian residents)
$552

Meet the Team

Our Student Recruiting Team is a great group of people who know everything about BSS and the process of applying, enrolling and settling in. They will guide you through the ins and outs of deciding if BSS is the right fit for your family. Connect with them!

Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie

Associate,
Student Recruiting
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 1220
Esther Khew

Esther Khew

Associate,
Student Recruiting
ekhew@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 2730
Suzanne Ranson

Suzanne Ranson

Associate,
Student Recruiting
sranson@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 2740
Dorit Tupperman

Dorit Tepperman

Associate,
Student Recruiting
dtepperman@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 2720
Lindsay Thierry

Lindsay Thierry

Asst. Head,
Enrolment Management
lthierry@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 1220

What does the world need now?

It’s the question we ask in this striking awareness campaign. We believe the world needs compassion, equality, inclusion, and confident, compassionate girls who want to change things, for the better. This is the message we share in our latest campaign, seen on city transit shelters, in the Billy Bishop City Centre Airport, online and print publications, inviting families to our fall Open House. We thank our gracious student models.

See BSS ads over the ages.

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