Branksome Hall: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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. 

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7 days boarding: 

CAD 75,690 per annum

About the school

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.

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

The Athletics and Wellness Centre provides all members of the Branksome community with a place to embrace physical activity, enjoy delicious and healthy food and connect with friends. We know that physical and emotional well-being are invaluable to our students. The Athletics and Wellness Centre provides students with opportunities to embrace all faces of wellness, as part of their Branksome education. Branksome’s strategy focuses on a unique blend of wellness, global engagement opportunities, and an outstanding academic experience. This unique blend nurtures girls’ growth as transformational leaders, ready to take on 21th century challenges.

  • 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

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)

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Academic life

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.

Sport and culture


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.


lMaking 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.


No summer programmes offered. Language courses can be arranged in Toronto (visit

Location Description

10 Elm Avenue Toronto, Ontario Canada M4W 1N4

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