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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.

The deadline to submit a Day application for the 2019-20 school year is November 30, 2018.

Connect Over Coffee and Open House 2018-19

Online registration opens September 2018

Connect Over Coffee

Join us for coffee and discover BSS! Our Student Recruiting representatives will introduce you to our school with a guided tour of our campus and a Q&A session about how to apply.

Junior School – JK and Grade 3

Tuesday, September 25
8:30 – 10:30 am  |  REGISTER

Tuesday, October 30
8:30 am – 10:30 am  |  REGISTER

Junior School – SK,1,2,4,5,6 (non-entry years)

Wednesday, October 10
8:30 am – 10:30 am  |  REGISTER

Middle School

Tuesday, September 18
8:30 – 10:30 am  |  REGISTER

Wednesday, October 17
8:30 am – 10:30 am  |  REGISTER

Senior School

Wednesday, October 3
8:30 am – 10:30 am  |  REGISTER

Tuesday, November 6
8:30 am – 10:30 am  |  REGISTER

Open House

This is your chance to experience how learning happens at BSS! Get to know our community, explore student projects, and meet our Principals and Head of School.

Junior School, Middle School & Senior School 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
REGISTER NOW

Middle School 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:30 am – 11:00 am
REGISTER NOW

Junior School, Middle School & Senior School 
Thursday, November 22, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
REGISTER NOW

ETOBICOKE INFORMATION SESSION

Join us for ant information session in Etobicoke on November 14 and discover the opportunities BSS can offer your daughter.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Old Mill Inn – 21 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke
To register please email: studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca

Experience BSS

After completing the application process, you’ll have a chance to explore our classrooms and attend in-person Q&As with our principals, to help you make an informed choice on offer day.

Middle School
January 22, 2019
9:00 am – 11:30 am

February 6, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Senior School
January 22, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

February 6, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

ON THE ROAD

BSS Connections Event / Student Recruiting Event
September 25-26, 2017
Location TBD
BSS Representatives:
Ms. Emma Hendrie Associate, Student Recruiting
Ms. Kate Crokam, Associate Director, Alumnae Engagement

Mexico City
Student Recruiting Event
October 10-13
St. Regis Hotel, 439, Paseo de la Reforma 439, Cuauhtémoc
BSS Representative:
Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Associate Student Recruiting

Guadalajara 
Student Recruiting Event
October 10, 2017
BSS Representative:
Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Associate Student Recruiting

Monterrey
Student Recruiting Event
October 14, 2017
Location TBD
BSS Representative:
Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Associate Student Recruiting

Mexico City
BSS Connections Event / Student Recruiting Event
March 5-6, 2018
BSS Representatives:
Ms. Suzanne Ranson Associate, Student Recruiting
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

Beijing
Student Recruiting Event
October 21-22, 2017
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing East Street
BSS Representative:
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

ShanghaiStudent Recruiting Event
October 23-25, 2017
Westin Bund Center, 88 Henan Central Road
BSS Representative:
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

Hong Kong
Student Recruiting Event
October 26-28, 2017
Conrad Hotel Hong Kong, 88 Queensway Central
BSS Representative:
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

Vienna
Student Recruiting Event
November 2017
Le Meridien Vienna, Robert-Stolz-Plaz 1
BSS Representative:
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

Cologne
Student Recruiting Event
November 23, 2017
Cologne Hilton, Marzellemstrasse 13-17
BSS Representative:
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

Darmstadt
Student Recruiting Event
November 24, 2017
BSS Representative:
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

Stuttgart
Student Recruiting Event
November 25-27, 2017
Le Meridien Stuttgart, Willy-Brandt-Strasse 30
BSS Representative:
Mr. Lindsay Thierry, Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

BSS Connections Event / Student Recruiting Event
November 21-22, 2017
Accra Beach Hotel
BSS Representatives:
Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Associate Student Recruiting
Ms. Kate Crokam, Associate Director Alumnae Engagement

BSS Connections Event / Student Recruiting Event
November 23-25, 2017
British Colonial Hilton
BSS Representatives:
Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Associate, Student Recruiting
Ms. Kate Crokam, Associate Director, Alumnae Engagement

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 2019-20 school year is November 30, 2018. Boarding applications are accepted throughout the year however space is limited so please apply early.

The fee for applications submitted prior to November 1, 2018 will be $180. The fee for applications submitted after November 1, 2018 will be $250.

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
  • 2017 Final Report Card
  • Report Cards received throughout this school year

Junior School (Grade 1 – 6)

  • A copy of student’s birth certificate and/or passport
  • 2017 Final Report Card
  • 2018 Final 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.
  • 2017 Final Report Card
  • 2018 Final 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)

Meeting our prospective students and their families is a key part of our process at BSS. We will be interviewing students and parents in JK, SK, Grade 3 and Grade 4. Interviews will occur from October through to mid February. For Grades 1, 2, 5, 6, interviews and assessments will only occur as space becomes available.

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 for Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten will complete an assessment on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019. It will be a group assessment that will incorporate the attributes of the Signature of the BSS Girl, along with fundamental math and literacy skills.

Applicants for Grade 3 and 4 will complete a reading, math and writing assessment created by our teachers to assess for the strengths and needs of incoming students. Our writing and math assessments will occur on Saturday, December 15th, 2018. Individual reading assessments will occur during individual interviews scheduled by the Student Recruiting Department.

For Grades 1, 2, 5, 6, interviews and assessments will only occur as space becomes available.

Assessment Dates:
Grade 3 & 4: Saturday, December 15, 2018
JK & SK: Saturday, February 2, 2019

 

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, math, 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, November 17, 2018 – 9:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 9:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 9:00 – 11:30 am

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.caThe deadline to apply for Financial Assistance and/or a Scholarship is Thursday, January 17, 2019. 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.

All admissions decisions for Day applicants will be communicated through email to families on Friday, February 22 2019. 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.

2018-19
Day Students
Canadian
Boarders
International Boarders
Tuition Fees
$32,060
$58,080
$60,730
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.

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