• Boarding at BSS: Elevate the Experience
The BSS Boarding program provides a unique opportunity for students to flourish in a supportive environment. Living right on campus, boarders are immersed in a vibrant community that encourages transformative personal and academic growth. Our vision is to foster a culture of care and empowerment to support the whole student experience.
We are proud of our program, but we’re not finished. BSS is investing in Boarding with the new Commons space, a community area where boarders can connect, relax, learn and grow in their home away from home. And this is just the beginning. We are asking you to partner with us to elevate the Boarding experience for every student.

Why Support Boarding?

Facility Upgrades
Investing in capital improvements creates a comfortable environment for Boarding students. Upgraded facilities, like the new Boarding Commons, enhance the overall living and learning experience, and foster connectedness, belonging, individual growth and accessibility. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Transformative education flourishes in a diverse environment made up of people from different  racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Financial assistance is essential to ensure a BSS Boarding education is accessible to a wide range of students. Academic, merit-based scholarships also provide life-changing opportunities for students with unique abilities. 

Enhanced Programming
BSS Boarding provides students with opportunities to explore their interests, develop valuable life skills and broaden their perspectives. Our enhanced Boarding programming encompasses expanded after-school and weekend activities tailored to the interests, learning needs and well-being of our boarders. It includes life skills workshops on topics such as cooking, finance and career development, and an array of enrichment workshops covering academic success, creativity, and personal growth. Dedicated well-being curriculum ensures students' physical and mental health needs are met. Additionally, the program actively engages with all that Toronto offers through experiences like university visits and off-campus excursions. 

Almost 20 percent of BSS Boarding students receive financial assistance. Our priority is to ensure equitable access to programming that elevates the Boarding experience for every student – from an ice cream trip to a resume-building class, academic tutoring to kayaking, off-site fitness sessions to a visit to Canada’s Wonderland, and more.

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What Will Your Gift Support?

Academic Success
Bolster the Boarding experience to nurture academic success and personal growth in every student.

International Community
Foster a diverse international community where students connect, engage and learn from one another.

Holistic Well-Being
Enable boarders to learn about their own needs and prioritize their physical, social and mental health through outdoor education, team sports, mental health resources and much more. 

Belonging and Inclusion
Help us continue to cultivate an environment where every student feels safe, valued for their differences, able to participate fully, and like they truly belong. 

Leadership Skills
Enrich the opportunities for formal leadership roles, community engagement and skills workshops that empower students to develop confidence, achieve their goals, communicate effectively and identify their passions and areas of growth.

-Abinaya Arungunanayagam, Dean of Boarding

“Our Boarding program fosters a close-knit community that nurtures growth, resilience and lifelong friendships. We empower students to embrace independence, develop self-discipline and expand their horizons. By living and learning together, boarders grow as people, create memories and have each other's backs through it all."

How Can You Help?

As part of our Strategic Plan, we are committed to continuing to diversify our boarding community, bringing together people from different racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. We will continue to upgrade our facilities. And we will expand the breadth of programming, making it accessible for all boarding students. Together, we can create a transformative experience that empowers boarders to embrace their futures with confidence and resilience.

Our goal is to raise $500,000 to provide an elevated and exceptional BSS Boarding experience. Leadership gifts of $25,000+ will be prominently recognized on a donor wall within our new Boarding Commons space. 

We are grateful for donors like you who play an important role in shaping our students into passionate, resourceful and transformational leaders.

To support the ongoing work of our Boarding program or to learn more, please contact Cara Belardi, Assistant Director, Major & Legacy Giving, at cbelardi@bss.on.ca or call 416-483-4325 ext. 1823.