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Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
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Introduction

One of top boarding schools for girls located in Canada! Branksome Hall is an all-girls IB World School, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We offer all three International Baccalaureate programs: PYP (Primary Years Program) for JK to Grade 6, MYP (Middle Years Program) for Grades 7 to 10 and the DP (Diploma Program) for Grades 11 & 12. This year’s Boarding Program has 62 girls from 20 different countries, ranging from Grade 8 to Grade 12. We offer an ESL (English as Second Language) beginning in Grade 8, an extended French and mathematics program and an International Languages Program for students whose native tongue is something other than English. This year we have 13 languages being taught at the school. Beyond the classroom, our students participate in various clubs, athletic teams, leadership opportunities and community service experiences. 100% of our graduates attend university and 92% of our 2012 graduates were offered an entrance/merit scholarship. Founded in 1903, we have 110 years of experience educating young women to become the learners of today and leaders of tomorrow. At Branksome Hall, students become remarkable. 

Fees

  • 7 days boarding: 37036 GBP
  • Day school only cost: 17628 GBP
  • Needs based aid: Offered
  • Merit scholarschips: Offered

School size and facilties

13-acre campus in the heart of Toronto that boosts a gorgeous ravine woodlot with an outdoor classroom – places where girls can learn about their natural environment.

Branksome Hall is nestled in the residential neighbourhood of Rosedale, within walking distance of the University of Toronto, public transit, libraries, theatres and the vibrant intersection of Yonge and Bloor streets.

 Features you will find at Branksome Hall:

  • indoor swimming pool
  • a double gymnasium in the Senior and Middle School, and a gymnasium in the Junior School 
  • an indoor rock-climbing wall
  • a fitness centre with treadmills, weights and yoga equipment 
  • two large libraries/resource centres 
  • four outdoor ennis courts
  • playing field surrounded by mature trees

Accreditations

  • IB World School (IBO)
  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Canadian Educational Standards Institute (CESI)
  • Conference of Independent Schools (CIS)
  • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • National Association of  Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)
  • Standards in Excellence and Learning Canada
  • The Critical Thinking Consortium
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • The Canadian Council for Advancement of Education

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 62 0 62
Day School: 818 0 818

Director Details

  • Name of Director: Mrs Kimberly Carter
  • Address: 10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4W 1N4
  • Tel: 416-920-6265 ext. 13
  • Fax: 416-920-5390
  • Website: http://www.branksome.on.ca
  • Rolling or fixed admission ? Rolling
  • Application fee: 128 GBP
  • International application fee: 128 GBP

Year Of Foundation

1903

Some History

Founded in 1903, Branksome Hall is an independent school for girls. Today, the school rests on a 13-acre campus in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school was founded by Miss Margaret Scott as the first non-denominational all-girls school in Toronto.


Over the years, both the campus and student enrolment have expanded. Branksome’s campus now includes more than sixteen buildings, ranging from heritage homes to modern structures, all linked by state-of-the-art technology.

While today’s IB World School is globally minded and has a diverse student body, Branksome Hall has retained many of its early Scottish traditions.

About the school

  • Dorm facilities:

    Dorm facilities: The communal living experience in residence provides a home away from home for our 62 residence students, who live in one of three beautiful heritage homes on campus.

    We have three residences: Ainslie House, Sherborne House and Principal's

    Residence, which are equipped with the following:  

    • Mainly double bedrooms with roommates assigned based on age, grade and interests
    • A communal lounge area with comfortable couches, television, DVD, video games
    • Full wireless access to e-mail, Internet and school software programs
    • Music area with piano
    • Kitchen for preparing snacks
    • Laundry facilities
    • Office for the Residential Don on duty
    • Dress code: Uniform (formal #1 dress and less formal day-to-day uniform)
  • Dress code: Formal

Social life & attractions

As a Branksome student, you are encouraged to get involved in our Athletics program, at whatever level you can. We have many competitive sports team, organized by term and age, as well as intramurals for sport development. What better way can there be to develop physical fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, and an appreciation for active living?

Famous People Who Attended This School

Miranda de PENCIER’87 (film producer, writer, director –award winning film Adam) Beckerman designers: Caillianne BECKERMAN'99, Samantha BECKERMAN’99, Chloe BECKERMAN’01 Stacey FARBER’05 (Actress, on Degrassi Next Generation) Nancy RUTH’60 (senator)

Why Should You Choose this School?

 As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we offer a strong liberal arts curriculum that stirs the imagination, develops students’ critical thinking and inquiry skills, and fosters a balance between academics and other activities. Students enjoy a wide range of athletic, artistic, co-curricular and leadership opportunities that make school life vibrant.  They also  develop personally as they make a difference in the lives of others through our local and international community service efforts. From Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, all Branksome students benefit from our IB programs.

Our teachers are experts in their fields  and many have taught internationally. They are devoted to helping our students reach their full potential, as they grow from learners into leaders.
Our graduates are welcomed by post-secondary institutions in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.  In 2012, 92% of our graduates were offered entrance/merit scholarships.

Academic life

  • What we offer ?
    Branksome is a fully authorized IB World School, offering a liberal arts program that is designed to ignite a spark in each girl. We are committed to helping each student reach her full potential as she explores her own interests, builds positive relationships, and learns to understand the world around her.

  • Number of teachers and their qualifications :

    Approximately 120 talented, committed women and men, many with IB and international teaching experience and many with graduate degrees.

  • Student/teacher ratio:
    7:1
  • Average class size:
    16-22
  • Number of AP courses offered:
    IB school no AP courses offered
  • Course languages offered:
    English , French

Sport and culture

  • Sport Facilities:

    Double gymnasium, 4 tennis courts, swimming pool and playing field. 

    Our new Athletic and Wellness centre (to be completed in fall, 2014) will include a 25-metre, salt water swimming pool, a smaller training pool, double gymnasium, yoga studio, dance studio, spinning studio, fitness centre and weight room, large cafeteria and rooftop terrace.

     

  • Culture and arts:

    Making the arts a part of your Branksome experience is possible in so many ways -- from involvement in music ensembles to conservatory lessons, to film production, to theatrical performances with student-led crews and technicians. 

    We offer a stimulating Visual Arts Program that provides opportunities to work in a variety of media, from clay and collage to painting and printmaking.

    In the Senior School, our Film Program develops students’ knowledge and skills in filmmaking and instills in them an appreciation for this art form. 

    Girls of all ages enjoy our Theatre Arts Program. Vocal and Instrumental music fills the halls throughout Branksome’s campus.



Interests & Activities

  • Support programs
    ADD/ADHD Support, College Counseling, ESL: Advanced, ESL: Beginning, ESL: Intermediate, Evening Study Assistance, Learning Differences Support, Peer Tutoring, Study Skills Assistance, Subject Tutoring
  • Languages & Humanities Courses
    • English Courses
      Honours, Literature, Poetry
    • Philosophy and Religion Courses
      Ethics, Philosophy, Social justice, Theology, World religions
    • Foreign Languages Courses
      Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish
    • History Courses
      Classical history, European history, Great Britain history, United States history, World history
    • Social Sciences
      Economics
  • Advanced programs
    International Baccalaureate
  • Science & IT Studies
    • Science
      Anatomy, Astronomy, Chemistry, Environmental science, Genetics, Health, Physics, Sports science
    • Maths
      Algebra, Calculus, Functions, Geometry, Honors Math, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
    • IT studies
      Applications, Computer science, Multimedia, Programming, Web design
  • Visual art & music & drama
    • Performing arts
      Acting, Dance, Debate, Drama, Lighting design, Theater arts, Theater design, Video & film
    • Visual arts
      Animation, Art, Art history, Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Fashion design, Graphic design, Painting, Photography, Portfolio, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art
    • Writing
      Journalism, Publications
    • Music
      Band, Choral music, Electronic music, Individual instructions, Music appreciation, Music history, Music theory, Orchestra, Recording, Songwriting, Voice
  • Sports
    • Winter Sports
      Alpine ski racing, Alpine skiing, Ice hockey, Ice skating, Snowboarding
    • Ball games
      Baseball, Basketball, Field hockey, Golf, Softball, Volleyball
    • Indoor sports
      Aerobics, Dancing, Martial art
    • Racquet sports
      Badminton, Table tennis, Tennis
    • Other sports
      Camping, Cross-country running, Hiking, Outdoor education & survival, Rock climbing
    • Water sports
      Swimming
  • Clubs and free time interests
    Asian Club, Astronomy Club, Chess club, Classics Club, Computer club, International Clubs, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Newspaper, Photography, Student Government, Theater
  • Special needs catered for
    ADD/ADHD (specialist), Hyperactivity/ADD/ADHD, Learning difficulties

Summer Programs

No summer programmes offered. Language courses can be arranged in Toronto (visit www.langauge-courses-international.com).

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Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools
Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Best Boarding Schools

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Address

10 Elm Avenue Toronto, Ontario Canada , Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Postcode - M4W 1N4
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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