Signature of a BSS Girl

The Signature of a BSS Girl is a set of personal attributes that are encouraged, nurtured and taught at The Bishop Strachan School.
To us, the seven attributes of the Signature - a growth mindset, ethical citizenship, curiosity, self-awareness, grit, voice and leadership - are critical to the development of character and set the stage for success. We believe working towards these attributes helps each student realize her full potential and make a difference in the world. Everything that happens at the school, from academics to co-curricular activities, is designed to help students develop these important attributes.
    • Two students laughing

      Embracing a Growth Mindset, I cultivate the attributes of the Signature of a BSS Girl to prepare for life’s opportunities and challenges. As an Ethical Citizen, I help others do the same.

    • Four students sit at a table with laptops


      What? Who? Why? When? How? How come?
      I have an open, curious mind. I like to explore, investigate and uncover. The more I learn, the more my world opens up.

    • Three Junior students smiling at one another


      I am more than what you see.
      You are more than what I see.
      I use my thoughts, feelings and actions to know myself.
      And express what I stand for.
      The more honest I am with myself, the more compassionate I become.

    • Student runs with relay baton


      Even when it’s difficult, I strive to achieve my goals.
      I have a keen focus.
      My passion pushes me to achieve something meaningful.
      Even if I fail, I tell myself I have grown.

    • Student smiles at teacher in library


      I hear a voice in my head, my heart, my gut. I decide when and how to use it, for myself, and those with no voice.
      It’s sometimes strong, sometimes soft.
      But it’s always there. And always worthy.

    • Student smiles and gestures at another student outside


      The more I find ways to reach my own goals and face my own challenges head on, the more I can help others do the same.
      As a leader, a follower or something in between.