At BSS, an athlete is more than someone who competes on a team; they can be anybody who likes to challenge themselves physically, whether the activity is archery, rock climbing, rugby or skiing. We offer a variety of sports with different skill levels and entry points to meet athletes where they are, teach students new sports and challenge those who are highly skilled. We also provide a specialized program for high performing athletes to ensure a balance with the academic curriculum.
Through our Athletics program, athletes learn time management, commitment and responsibility. They learn to focus and set priorities, and they benefit from improved self-confidence and well-being. At BSS, girls develop a lifelong enjoyment of sport, physical activity and being involved. Experienced coaches work alongside our teachers, allowing for high-level competition in a safe environment. Our teacher-coaches possess a deep understanding of our students’ physical abilities and social-emotional needs, helping enhance their athletic performance. They also make practices and games fun and memorable for all. The result is a high retention rate and a deeper love of sport and physical activity.
Our outstanding facilities include a turf field (the first of any girls’ school in Ontario), two gyms, a pool, dance studios, a rock-climbing wall and a fitness centre. The Fitness Centre houses a variety of cardio machines, free weights, kettlebells, a squat rack and more. Students use this space under the guidance of a qualified fitness professional who can help them meet their fitness goals.