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Lucia Llano

Lucia Llano,
Administrative Assistant, 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 2020-21 school year is Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Applications for JK to Grade 12 are accepted; however, our entry years are JK, Grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9.

Connect Over Coffee and Open House 2019-20

Open House

Welcome to BSS! Explore all that our school has to offer at our Open House. Get to know our community and discover the powerful learning that happens here.

Tuesday, October 22
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 21
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Click here to register

For more information, contact our Student Recruiting team.

If you are unable to attend one of our Open Houses, you may book a tour by contacting Student Recruiting.

Connect Over Coffee

Connect with BSS administration, staff the Student Recruiting team, enjoy a tour of the campus, and answer your questions at one of these morning sessions.

Junior School
Thursday, October 3
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Middle School
Wednesday, October 16
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Senior School
Wednesday, October 30
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

For more information, contact our Student Recruiting team.

Information Session

Learn more about our culture of powerful learning at an off-campus information sessions.

Don Mills/York Mills
Wednesday, October 2
6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Westin Prince Hotel
Etobicoke
Thursday, October 24
6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Old Mill
Markham
Wednesday, November 6
6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mayfair Toronto Parkway
Leslieville/Beaches
Wednesday, November 13
6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mayfair Lakeshore
For more information, contact our Student Recruiting team.

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

Frankfurt
October 3-6, 2019
Contact Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Student Recruiting Associate, at sranson@bss.on.ca for more details.

Mexico City
October 9-12, 2019
Contact Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Associate Student Recruiting, at sranson@bss.on.ca for more details.

Beijing
November 2-3, 2019

Shanghai
November 4-6, 2019

Hong Kong
November 7-9, 2019

Contact Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Student Recruiting Associate at sranson@bss.on.ca for more details.

Nassau
November 24-26, 2019
Contact Ms. Suzanne Ranson, Student Recruiting Associate, at sranson@bss.on.ca for more details.

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 first round offers for the 2020-21 school year is December 3, 2019. Applications are accepted after this date and will be reviewed if space becomes available. 

Boarding applications are accepted throughout the year however space is limited so please apply early.

The fee for applications submitted prior to November 1, 2019 will be $180. The fee for applications submitted after November 1, 2019 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
  • 2019 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
  • 2018 Final Report Card
  • 2019 Final Report Card
  • Report Cards received throughout this school year

Middle & Senior School (Grade 7 – 12)

  • A copy of student’s birth certificate and/or passport. For Boarding applicants, we require a copy of their passport.
  • 2018 Final Report Card
  • 2019 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

Boarding (Grades 8 – 12)

  • See Middle & Senior School above

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, Grades 3, 4 and 6. Interviews will occur from October through to mid February. For Grades 1, 2 and 5, 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 8 – 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 (coming soon) 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 14, 2019. 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:
Grades 3, 4 and 6: Saturday, December 14, 2019
JK & SK: Saturday, February 1, 2020

 

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 23, 2019 – 9:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 9:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 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 Wednesday, January 8, 2020. 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 21, 2020. 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?
All students must wear a school uniform, which can be purchased from the BSS General Store. The cost will be between $300-$800 depending on the grade and whether you are purchasing new or used items. There are additional costs associated with field trips, textbooks, and technology. Once again, these will vary depending on the grade. For Junior School students, lunches and snacks are included in tuition.

2019-20
Day Students
Canadian
Boarders
International Boarders
Tuition Fees
$32,860
$59,530
$62,250
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!

Hilary Adamson

Executive Director,
Enrolment

hadamson@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 1221

Farrah Jinha

Enrolment Management
Outreach Specialist

fjinha@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325,
ext. 2700
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
Lucia Llano

Lucia Llano

Administrative Assistant,
Student Recruiting
studentrecruiting@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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