Working at The Bishop Strachan School is challenging, exciting and rewarding. It’s also a lot of fun. This is the place to be if you value forward-thinking leadership and enthusiastically embrace a global perspective.
We offer the opportunity to join an exceptional community of professionals and contribute meaningfully to the education of tomorrow’s transformational leaders. As an employer, we focus on building and developing our employees to be the very best at what they do. We offer competitive compensation, a variety of benefits and supports, and a thought-provoking and inspirational environment

If you’re looking to challenge yourself and be a leader in girls’ education, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

Current Opportunities

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  • BSS Summer Academy Teachers - One-Month Credit Courses

    Dates: June 28 - July 23 (July 1 holiday)
    Daily Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Daily Tutorial: 2:30 - 3:00 pm

    The BSS campus heats up in July, and it’s not just the weather. Summer Academy at BSS is an exceptional way for students to get ahead, catch up or explore something completely different. We welcome students – boys and girls from across Ontario and beyond – to attend our credit courses.

    Due to the popularity of our programs, we are seeking exceptional summer school teachers to deliver one of our engaging four-week credit courses currently offered online or in a blended learning format (contingent on sufficient enrolment).

    Grade 9 Mathematics (MPM1D)
    Exploring Technologies (T1J1O)
    Grade 11 Chemistry (SCH3U)
    Grade 11/12 Physics (SPH3Ue / SPH4Ue) - Online
    Grade 11 Functions (MCR3Ue) - Online

    You understand the importance of inquiry-based and problem-based approaches to learning and your assessment and evaluation practices are aligned with Growing Success 2010. You enjoy integrating technology into an online or blended learning environment, you are creative and innovative, and have relevant subject experience teaching a condensed program. In order to teach a fully online course (i.e. Physics or Functions), we require candidates who recently completed the Additional Qualification course in Teaching and Learning Through eLearning Consortium Canada (ELCC), using Blackboard applications.

    How to Apply 
    Please forward your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School at, indicating Summer Academy and the course in the subject line.
  • Data Analyst

    Reports To: Director, School Data and Analytics
    Summary of Position
    This position participates as part of a team, in research, development and implementation (RDI) of best practices and process in data management, data governance, data analytics and digital transformation. This role will be assisting, and in some cases leading and delivering academic data projects, such as analytics and governance that will further our capacity in evidence-based decisions and directions. This position will also be responsible for day to day data integrity, gathering, preparing and processing for cyclical deliverables. In addition this role will assist in providing support to end-users and where appropriate on other current and developing information based technologies.

    Specific Accountabilities
    • Assist in determining the business and information needs and scope of each project. Projects will include data analysis, visualization, development of a school wide data governance matrix, expand or maintain existing dashboards, implementation of new data systems and other projects as identified
    • Collaborative with departments to determine what data is required for their academic or business outcomes, assist with data quality assurance including collection and assist with data plan development or designing their reporting environments
    • Maintain documentation around data policies and practices
    • Filter or clean data in various systems as part of day to day and project preparation
    • Interpret and analyze results using statistical techniques
    • Acquire data from various stakeholders related to and required for analytical projects
    • Prepare or help to prepare reports and analysis
    • Identify data opportunities, trends, patterns and provide reports and feedback
    • Be aware of applicable legislation and act as a resource to internal stakeholders
    • Learn and understand our internal data sources and systems
    • Troubleshoot data issues and other database related technical issues
    • Provide technical expertise on data storage and management
    • Provide various training to end-users on data literacy, data management and governance
    • Assist with ongoing digital transformation (streamlining processes, workflows)
    • Participate in Technology and Innovation team priorities as needed
    • Participate in the Staff Growth process
    • Other duties as assigned
    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
    • Several years related work experience within the educational sector within the department of Technology and Innovation or Information Technology 
    • Experience using reporting and analytic tools Crystal reports, MS Office (Excel, PPT), BI Tools
    • Understanding of Statistical Methods and software
    • Experience with data validation, importing, and exporting of data
    • Collaborative team orientated with an ability to build relationships
    • Demonstrated strong initiative with an ability to work independently as well 
    • Action orientated, able to balance and prioritize work
    • Understanding of data-driven outcomes and decision making
    • Excellent organizational, creative, problem-solving, multi-tasking skills and detail oriented
    • Demonstrated interest in technology, shifting mindsets and influencing innovation
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to indicating Data Analyst in the subject line by Monday, May 10.
  • Idea Lab Technician - Design Technology

    Reports to: Head of Visual Arts and Technology

    Summary of Position
    The Idea Lab Technician within our Visual Arts and Technology department is responsible for integrating current and emerging technology and tools that align with our Signature of a BSS Girl attributes and our Culture of Powerful Learning within all areas of our JK - 12 curriculum. As part of a team, this position supports and builds capacity in the use of tools, technology and the design process with both faculty and students. This includes teacher support, integration within classrooms, skills development, appropriate and safe use of tools and development of new techniques and learning opportunities. This position will work as a member of a team to continue to move the school forward at the leading edge of technology education.
    At BSS we provide an opportunity for our students to explore, design and build in a state of the art Idea Lab. The mandate of our visual arts and technology program is to provide students and teachers with the tools, materials, training and expertise to translate innovative ideas into reality.

    Specific Accountabilities
    • Supporting innovative teaching and learning using design technologies including 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering, electronic design, woodworking, digital printing, sewing, CNC milling and other technical work
    • Building relationships with learners so that responsive and personalized learning experiences can be crafted for them
    • Supporting teachers from all areas of the school as their students design and create products using available tools and technology
    • Maintaining and servicing technology and tools within the Idea lab, keeping a safe, clean and functional work space, troubleshooting problems and assisting in  the installation of new technology
    • Providing safety training to teachers and students
    • Deepening teacher understanding and use of Idea Lab for learning by delivering planned or just-in-time skills development.
    • As part of a larger Visual Arts and Technology department and a Technology Integration team, developing and delivering skills-based professional learning
    • Consulting with teachers and students to develop and support projects
    • Reviewing, updating and establishing new safety procedures that ensure faculty and students are working safely as they use the tools and the spaces
    • Managing and monitoring equipment and materials inventory. Proactively placing orders, receiving and restocking as necessary and providing required paperwork to Accounts Payable Administrator
    • As part of a team, participating in research, testing of current and/or emergent tools as well as developing best use practices relevant to the BSS learning environment and strategic directions.
    • Working as part of a team to open and close the school – including, but not limited to, the setup of Idea lab spaces for school opening and any associated training
    • Committing to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
    • Other responsibilities as required
    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • Excited by the opportunity to learn how to operate new tools, and experiment with processes to find new ways to support the creation of beautiful, efficient and innovative student work
    • Enjoys tinkering and exploring different ways of solving problems
    • Sees connections between materials and processes and recognize that good outcomes come from experimentation and multiple iterations
    • Proven experience working safely in a lab environment, maintaining a safe and functional workspace and training others to use tools and equipment safely and effectively
    • Experience using and maintaining traditional and rapid-prototyping tools
    • Skilled in diverse areas of technology, including 2D design and 3D CAD software, 3D printing, laser cutting, machining, electronics, basic programming, the use of hand tools, sewing and textiles
    • Experience integrating technology within a JK-12 curriculum
    • Understanding of Design Thinking and the Design Process
    • Strong research skills and good  verbal and written communication skills
    • Employs an equity mindset and cultural competency to connect with all learners and colleagues
    • Proven team-building and teamwork skills encompassing collaboration with diverse work groups
    • Troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Interested in and able to work in a complex and changing environment
    • Flexibility and a sense of humour
    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to indicating Idea Lab Technician in the subject line. Applications are due by Monday, April 19.
  • Vice-Principal, Student Life and Belonging

    Reports to: Principal, Senior School
    Direct reports: Wellness Centre Nurses, Senior School Athletic Director, Outdoor Education Director

    Summary of Position
    Reporting to the Principal, Senior School, and as part of the Senior School Leadership Team, the Vice Principal (VP), Student Life and Belonging leads the school’s efforts to create a strong community that ensures a sense of integrity, agency, leadership, belonging, inclusion, respect and accountability for all students. The VP provides vision, direction and support to ensure students build meaningful, trusting relationships with teachers, coaches and advisors, with co-curricular opportunities to discover and explore their passions in a safe and healthy environment.
    The scope of responsibility is the Senior School, which spans Grades 9-12, but also liaises with the Junior School and Middle School Vice Principals to ensure continuity within the JK - 12 student life program.

    Specific Responsibilities
    • A contributing member of the Senior School Leadership Team working to support and implement the school’s strategic directions and the Senior School’s goals and operation
    • Creates a safe, nurturing and encouraging environment for all students that promotes inclusivity, responsibility and respect
      • Ensures the relevance of the BSS Student Life program in supporting activities that promote inclusion, belonging, community involvement, and student health
    • Leads the Student Life Committee (including Chaplain, Director of Leadership and Service and Director of Inclusive Excellence) to implement a vision for the student life that ensures balanced, equity driven, prosocial, community-focused, relevant, responsive and meaningful learning programs through Chapel, House, TAG, assemblies, school trips and other community gatherings
    • Serve as the champion for the social, mental, and emotional wellbeing of all students across the school program and that each student is known, understood, and feels a deep sense of belonging and safety
      • Collaborates with Vice Principal (VP) School Experience and Student Success, the Head, Student Services, and the Wellness Centre to support individual student action plans
    • Works to ensure a Positive, Safe and Inclusive environment by:
      • Collaborating with the Director of Inclusive Excellence to support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all aspects of student life
      • Actively engaging and listening to student voices and concerns, helping to respond to and shape positive responses to long-term and emerging issues that affect student life
      • Leading school climate data gathering and analysis, and collaboratively planning appropriate responses
      • Chairing the Positive, Safe and Inclusive School Committee (with representation from student body, faculty, parents, and school leadership)
      • Regularly meeting with the Student Advisory Committee on matters pertaining to school climate and inclusion
      • Ensuring points of contact and support for students impacted by issues such as harassment, bullying, hazing, discrimination or sexual misconduct
      • Implementing and leading policies for student accountability and safety. When necessary, leading a fair investigation and discipline process including the development of restorative practices and alternative dispute resolution systems. Ensuring that all outcomes are student-centred, equitable and appropriately transparent.
      • Collaborating with Junior School and Middle School VPs, to create and communicate crisis management procedures and processes to ensure a safe, learning environment
      • Meets regularly with the Dean of Boarding on student matters pertaining to the Code of Conduct
    • Leads the co-curricular program team (including Athletics and Outdoor Education) in ensuring that programs are established that result in providing opportunities for students to develop the Signature of a BSS Girl attributes and pursue their individual goals
    • Oversees the development and staffing of the co-curricular program, as well as analysis of program effectiveness through data collection of participation and engagement
    • Works with student leaders and faculty to ensure an annual series of safe, engaging and fun school and inter-school social activities
    • Liaises with the Director of Leadership and Service to ensure student-centred experiences that develop students’ skills and their self-concept as leaders; and opportunities for learning through service
    • Leads the development and review of policies, and procedures outlined in the Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook
    • Works with Wellness Nurses on relevant school health matters
    • Advises faculty as part of the school’s Faculty Growth Process which includes:
      • Goal setting with faculty members
      • Visiting classes and providing timely feedback on teaching and learning
      • Sharing relevant resources and/or offering direction to assist faculty members to achieve their goals
      • Reviewing the achievement of growth goals with faculty members
    • Oversees the work of direct reports
    • Enthusiastically and regularly communicates the goals and elements or our Student Life program to our community
    • Responds to and manages parent inquiries and/or concerns
    • Values and engages in professional learning
    • Other related responsibilities as assigned

    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • A Master’s degree in Education and/or Principal’s Qualifications
    • An experienced educator with minimum five years’ experience including a proven record of outstanding achievement as a classroom teacher, department head, coordinator, consultant and/or dean of studies/student life
    • A deep understanding of the processes of teaching and learning within the framework of the co-curricular program of the school, and the ability to inspire faculty with a vision of Student Life for a future that is global in scope and ethical in outlook
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to education that supports the Culture of Powerful Learning and Signature of a BSS Girl, in particular those models related to athletics, leadership and the development of a safe and respectful community
    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to contemporary student life research and best practices for a student-centred and inclusive co-curricular program
    • Knowledge of and experience working with Ontario education legislation on student behaviours (e.g. bullying, cyberbullying) and Ministry school policies and practices pertaining to student conduct
    • Student disciplinary/misconduct management experience, including parent engagement and support
    • A highly engaging and visible style in dealing with students and parents to ensure outstanding rapport with the community
    • An equity mindset and a commitment to inclusive and anti-racist practices
    • Evidence of past success in team building and the development of positive and collaborative working relationships
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to encourage others to develop their own capabilities in these areas
    • Uses a collaborative leadership approach with coaching and mentoring practices
    • Able to respond with care and concern, make wise decisions in complex situations, and partner with other senior leaders and professionals
    • Demonstrated commitment to the development of healthy, happy students, in particular with an appreciation for and understanding of the developmental needs of girls
    • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment – the ability to successfully juggle a number of balls at the same time
    • Commitment to academic excellence within a creative, innovative environment
    • Proactive communicator with parents and guardians to build supportive and trusting partnerships
    • A creative risk-taker who can lead change
    • Thorough understanding of, passion for and a desire to work enthusiastically in pursuit of our vision
    • Energy and a sense of humour
    We offer a competitive compensation package and are members of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by Wednesday, March 31 to, indicating VP, Student Life and Belonging in the subject line.
  • Senior School Supply Teaching Positions - 2020-21 Academic Year

    Renowned for its expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, BSS offers a single-gender environment that helps girls achieve their best, both academically and in their life’s pursuits. Continually reaching forward, renewing itself and keeping time with the fast-paced changes and increasing demands of the complicated world its graduates will face, BSS believes girls can do anything and strives to give them the twenty-first century tools to achieve whatever dreams they conceive.
    Our teachers provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies. During this unprecedented time of ensuring exceptional academic coverage for our students within a safe and caring environment, we are seeking highly collaborative supply teachers to join our occasional staffing team. You are passionate about your subject areas, actively seek the opportunity for interdisciplinary and real-world connections, and are innovative not only in the use of technology but in the ways that engage students in learning. You understand the importance of inquiry-based and problem-based approaches to learning, enjoy integrating technology, are available with minimal notice to cover absences/additional classes, and have relevant subject experience in making a difference in the lives of young women in one or more of the following areas:
    Mathematics / Science / Social Sciences
    Humanities /
    Physical & Health Education
    Having the subject knowledge to step into any classroom, whenever needed, to supply and deliver real world contexts through a curriculum that incorporates interdisciplinary connections and project-based learning.
    You are a subject specialist with superior academic credentials, including relevant degrees and Ontario Teaching Certification. Your teaching record is exemplary and includes inquiry-based experience. You have a passion for igniting a spark in girls’ learning.
    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School at, indicating Subject Area and Senior School Supply Teacher in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact Elisabeth Gsoels, Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at

Why work at BSS?

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    Professional Growth & Learning

    We value the willingness to take risks in order to learn and grow - and not just for our students. At BSS, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources, so you can pursue ongoing professional learning, whatever your role.

    Check out our Investigations & Expressions Summer Symposium for early childhood, junior and primary school educators, July 7 -9, 2021

Middle School math teacher Taeko Knockaert on attending the NAIS People of Colour Conference

I was interested in learning more about the international student experience and exploring how to create a strong sense of community at BSS. My favourite workshop planted the seed that we all have a role to play in addressing social justice, whether that’s through our pedagogy or our curriculum.

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  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

    We value and are committed to fostering a respectful, diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity leads to a creative workplace, and we embrace the cultural and economic backgrounds of all our students, employees and school leadership. We are always seeking to understand and engage with the world we live in, and our diverse perspectives enrich our learning environment and affirm our commitment to excellence.

    BSS employees regularly engage in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging training and are encouraged to develop and put into practice their knowledge and skills in this area - both inside and outside the classroom.