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Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie,
Co-ordinator, 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.

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You can check out our website and go through the steps to apply to BSS with your parents (which we highly recommend!) – and that’ll give you a really good sense of BSS. But what about the other important things? Like the uniform and the rules and the teachers and the social stuff. Well, we’ve collected a few burning questions from students who are considering BSS and will share that here ver soon. In the meantime, if you have questions, let us know by emailing studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca and we’ll get right back to you!

You are welcome.

Our Group Tours and  Open House sessions are now complete for the season – but we are still accepting applications and would love to welcome you on campus. Applications received by Dec. 2 will be considered for first-round offers in February 2017. Those received after that date will be considered for second-round offers. Scroll down on this page for info on tuition, financial assistance and road trips.

The 2017-18 school year at BSS – what an exciting time to be here.

Joining BSS as a student in the very month we celebrate our official 150th birthday (September 2017) is pretty special. We welcome girls entering Junior Kindergarten to Grade 11 to explore the possibility of making BSS their new school. Plan to come see us! Contact our team at studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca or 416-483-4325, ext. 1221.

Fall 2016 Open House 

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We’ve welcomed dozens of girls and their families who are thinking about BSS for the 2017-18 school year to our Open House sessions, which are now complete. If you are interested in learning more about the school, please connect with us at studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca or 416-483-4325 ext. 1220.

Our Group Tour sessions were held in September and October, and we loved having so many families visit our campus. To visit us and explore what we’re offering for the 2017-18 school year, please contact our Student Recruiting Team – studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca or 416-483-4325, ext. 1220.

Stay tuned for the places, dates and times of our community information sessions. We are planning to be in communities around the Greater Toronto Area this fall, and we look forward to meeting families interested in learning more about BSS for their daughter.

We know that when you’re thinking about Boarding at BSS for your daughter, you are at home – usually somewhere besides Toronto. So though you may not be able to book a Group Tour or visit us at Open House, we can make sure you get all the information you need from the comfort of your home. Connect with Student Recruiting at 416-483-4325, ext. 2740. They will be happy to chat about enrolling to BSS as a boarder. And check below for On The Road dates when we may be visiting your area.

Your Path to BSS

Get up close and personal – Arrange to come on campus or talk with our team to learn more about the enrolment process. Email studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca or call 416-483-4325, ext. 1221

 

Apply online. It doesn’t take long and you don’t need a lot of documentation. Apply now.

Applications are due by December 2, 2016.

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 (JK – Grade 6)

  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Report Cards from this current year and the final report from the previous school year

Middle School (Grades 7, 8)

  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Report Cards from this current year and the final report from the previous school year
  • Reference letter

Senior School (Grades 9 – 11)

  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Report Cards from this current year and the final report from the previous school year
  • Reference letter

Boarding (Grades 7 – 11)

  • A copy of your birth certificate and passport
  • Report Cards from this current year and the final report from the previous school year
  • Reference letter
  • SSAT

Junior School (JK – 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 School (Grades 7, 8)

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
  • Complete a 30-minute written assessment – this is designed to better understand how they critically think about big ideas and articulate opinions and ideas
  • Parents will meet with a member of the Student Recruiting Team

Senior School (Grades 9 – 11)

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
  • Complete a 30-minute written assessment – this is designed to better understand how they  think critically about big ideas and articulate opinions and ideas
  • Parents will meet with a member of the Student Recruiting Team

Boarding (Grades 7 – 11)

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 Middle School or Senior School interviews.

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

  • Be interviewed one-on-one by a member of the Student Recruiting Team
  • Parents will have an opportunity to speak with a member of the Student Recruiting Team

Independent schools in the Toronto area share a common offer date in February for day applicants. This is the day you will hear from BSS to let you know that you have been offered a spot at BSS or that you are on the waiting list.

The offer package will include information on securing a spot at BSS, and families will have one week to do so. Being on the waiting list means that there may not be enough space in the grade you have chosen or that the applicant may be considered for second round offers. Every year, approximately 130 girls make the decision to come to BSS and their lives change forever!

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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.

Day Students
Canadian
Boarders
International Boarders
Tuition Fees (2016-17)
$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

On the Road

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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 will be on the road again this year and may be coming to a city near you. We 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.

London, Ontario – October 20, 2016
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
Mathews Hall  |  1370 Oxford St W

London, Ontario – November 25, 2016
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
Byron Optimist Community Centre |1308 Norman Ave

North Bay, Ontario – November 28-29, 2016
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
West Ferris Community Centre | 42 Gertrude St. East

Sudbury, Ontario – November 30-December 1, 2016
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
Sudbury Public Library | 74 Mackenzie St.

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – December 2 – 3, 2016
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
Delta Sault Ste Marie Waterfront  |  208 St. Mary’s River Drive

Mexico City, Mexico – October 12-14, 2016
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
Intercontinental Hotel  |  Campos Eliseos 218

Mexico City, Mexico – February 2016 (TBD)
Intercontinental Hotel  |  Campos Eliseos 218

Montego Bay, Jamaica – November 11-12, 2016
Hilton Rose Hall, Rose Hall Main Rd

Kingston, Jamaica – November 12-13, 2016
Spanish Court Hotel, 1 St. Lucia Ave.

Christ Church, Barbados – November 14-17, 2016
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
Accra Beach Hotel  |  Rockley Beach

Beijing, China – November 26-27, 2016
Mr. Lindsay A. Thierry – Assistant Head, Enrolment Management
Hilton  |  8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng

Shanghai China – November 28-30, 2016
Mr. Lindsay A. Thierry – Assistant Head, Enrolment Management
Westin Bund Center  |  88 Henan Central Road

Hong Kong – December 1-4, 2016
Mr. Lindsay A. Thierry – Assistant Head, Enrolment Management
Conrad Hotel  |  1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Tokyo, Japan – December 5-7, 2016
Mr. Lindsay A. Thierry – Assistant Head, Enrolment Management
Hilton Tokyo  |  160-0023 Shinjuku-ku, 6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku 

Nassau, Bahamas – January 16-18, 2017
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
British Colonial Hilton  |  1 Bay Street

George Town, Grand Cayman – January 19-20, 2017
Ms. Suzanne Ranson – Associate, Student Recruiting
Grand Cayman Marriott | 389 West Bay Rd

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

Co-ordinator,
Student Recruiting
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 1220
Suzanne Ranson

Suzanne Ranson

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

Lindsay Wotherspoon

Associate,
Student Recruiting
lwotherspoon@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 5593
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. 1221

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. We believe it needs 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 the Walrus magazine, inviting families to our fall Open House. We thank our gracious student models.

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