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Bishop Strachan School

School rating 4.7 / 5 by

298 Lonsdale Road Toronto ON M4V 1X2 Canada
Boarding
7th to 12th
Day
PK to 12th
Gender
Girls only

Academic

Bishop Strachan School review by .

The Bishop Strachan School, or BSS has an outstanding group of teachers, devoted to their students in both teaching them and understanding them. As a result, many students have close relationships with many teachers and when help is needed, it is easily attainable. BSS has been trying to strengthen their math and science studies, and with all the new technologies and amazing teachers it has, it sure will ensure one of the best education one can get in the world. English and other social sciences are very strong and thanks to the small size

College Counseling

BSS has excellent guidance counselors that walk through with individual students over their time at....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

SSAT*transcripts*interview*extra curricula If you are talented in some field, BSS will look at you very favorably.....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

BSS is located in one of the wealthiest neighborhood in Canada, and as such, provides safety. Being an Anglican school, each morning starts in the chapel/house but one doesn't have to be Anglican. BSS is a tightly knit community where people care about each other. But at the same time, they don't limit the freedom you have; they have enough regulations on students just so that they stay in line. ...

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