Deryn: Fearless champion of girls’ education

Elda Scott

Elda Scott, Executive Assistant to the Head of School

416-483-4325, ext. 1180

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Stepping Down Release
BSS Governance

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Signature of a BSS Girl

Community Report

The Link Magazine

Impact Report

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BSS Head of School, Deryn Lavell

A note from Deryn

I am proud to be a part of all that is BSS. I’ve loved what we stand for and what we do for many years – going way back to when I was a Grade 2 teacher in the old Junior School. It’s true what people say about BSS. There’s a palpable and very positive energy to this place. You can feel it as soon as you step on campus. We’re a unique blend of a long, rich heritage and a decidedly modern, innovative approach to learning. Girls are our specialty. We know they need specific approaches and environments to bring out their strengths as learners and leaders. And it is this kind of strength, these skills of collaboration, creativity and lateral thinking that are increasingly prized as the skills necessary for a successful future.

We work hard, and we have fun. We put our girls first, always. We hire the best faculty and staff, and support them with state-of-the-art resources. We are welcoming and enthusiastic, as well as serious about setting high standards, and keeping them high. Our girls are our pride and, yes, joy. That’s what you can feel in our halls. The pure joy of learning, growing and sharing.

Please contact me at any time to discuss BSS and our progressive and powerful approach to girls’ learning.

Meet our new Head of School

Recent photo of Deryn Lavell

“I’m looking forward to the coming year that will be filled with 150th anniversary celebrations, completing the new facility and reaching our fundraising goals, and, of course, another great year with the amazing girls at BSS. It will be difficult to say good-bye to a community I love so much, but I know this is the right decision for my life at this stage. I have much to be grateful for and when the time comes for good-byes, I’ll have a lot more to say, but for now I hope you will share in my excitement and understand my decision.”

Deryn’s Perspective