The Bishop Strachan School (BSS)
About The Bishop Strachan School (BSS)
The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is an all-girls, independent all-through school with sixth form and boarding in Canada, serving students from the age of 4-17. The all-through school, situated in Toronto, Ontario, has approximately 900 students on record.
The Bishop Strachan School was founded in 1867 and is the oldest independent and boarding school for girls in Canada.
Values and vision
The Bishop Strachan School wants all students to benefit from an outstanding education in a safe and welcoming learning environment. Pupils are encouraged to reach their full academic, personal and spiritual potential and achieve to the highest of their ability. Dedicated teaching staff aim to nurture and encourage all girls personal attributes so that they leave as confident and fulfilled young women, ready for the next stage of their lives.The all-through school wants students to hold high aspirations for their future and organises school trips both locally and abroad to help them be inspired by the world around them, along with international exchanges so that they have the opportunity to learn about other cultures and ways of life. There are over 80 extra-curricular activities on offer for pupils to enhance their education outside of the classroom, develop their talents and learn new skills. These include choir practice, music lessons, drama productions, a public speaking team and a robotics club, along with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, which is designed to advance their social, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual development. It is important to the school that pupils understand their roles as active citizens and they are encouraged to take part in community projects to serve people in the local area, along with fundraising for charities.