Our rigorous, inquiry-based curriculum prepares students for university and beyond. Our 7.5-acre campus includes STEAM-focused learning spaces, a Centre for Arts and Design, multimedia and film labs, and athletics facilities. As an inclusive girls’ school, we foster a sense of belonging by affirming our diverse community. For over 150 years, BSS has inspired students to be fearless and educated them to be leaders.
2.1M in financial assistance, the most of any girls school in Canada
99% of graduates are Ontario Scholars (80% average or above)
Inquire through the lens of equity and ethics.
At BSS, we do things differently. Our challenging program is based on the latest educational research about how girls learn. Students at BSS learn core academic skills, such as numeracy, literacy, research, critical thinking, communication, global citizenship and digital literacy. But our students don’t stop with foundational learning; they use that foundation as a springboard to generate new, creative ideas.
By discovering the world around them, BSS students go beyond understanding. They apply their knowledge to make real change. They get to know themselves. They become independent lifelong learners, confident and self-assured. They learn to speak for themselves and to lead others. They grow into compassionate and ethical citizens.
We call this the Signature of a BSS Girl.
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach®, we see our students as individuals who are curious about the world around them and have the aptitude and intellect to learn. We use fundamental concepts from the Ontario curriculum to build a strong foundation in essential academic skills, such as math, literacy and research, while learning and discovering as a group.
Inquiry and project-based learning in Grades 7 and 8 ensures that students are excited about and feel supported in their learning. The curriculum is exploratory, integrative and relevant. It provides a strong academic foundation for future learning.
In Grades 9 to 12, students are challenged by a powerful curriculum that demands their curiosity and commitment. They develop strong academic, communication and collaboration skills. They also learn to overcome obstacles, appreciate different perspectives and care about the world around them. Our graduates go out into the world as intellectually capable and compassionate people who are able to speak with confidence about what they know and understand.
We have developed an innovative STEAM program with inquiry and problem-based learning at its heart. From JK to Grade 12, students are given opportunities to create, solve and design using technology. At BSS, technology is not an end in itself. We help students develop the ability to use technology in a safe and purposeful way.