Established in 1836 in Quebec, Bishop’s College School (BCS) is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaurate Diploma Programme and course certificates. Bordered by farmland and rolling hills on one side and the city of Sherbrooke on the other, BCS is a small, welcoming community with students from over 35 different countries. A well-rounded education of academics, athletics, arts, leadership and development, and global citizenship prepares BCS students to become tomorrow’s leaders.
- Beautiful 350-acre campus
- Member of Round Square
- 25 countries represented
- 40% international students
- Opportunities for international travel and student exchange
- ESL studies (Grades 7-10)
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses
- Unique bilingual learning option
- Certificate of eligibility not required
Our Take: Bishop's College School
Bishop's was founded in 1836, becoming co-ed in 1972 through an amalgamation with King's Hall Compton. That long history is apparent in the traditions that remain at the school, including Chapel every morning (now non-denominational) the social organization of the school into houses, and a thriving cadet corps. More prosaically, the names of the 128 alumni who gave their lives in the WWI, WWII, and the Korean War are read out each Remembrance Day during a school-wide assembly. Throughout its life, Bishop's remained a redoubt, grounded in a set of clear values and traditions, while the tides of North American history rose and fell all around it, something that continues today. We live in noisy world, and the ideal student is one who can benefit from a bit of conceptual and geographic distance from it. It's not about isolation, but about having the freedom and the opportunity to direct attention rather than being lead by distraction. The school has been a member of Round Square since 1986, something which provides a foundation for the diversity of the student population, one that includes students from a dozen countries despite an annual enrollment of just 220 students.