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Bayview Glen

Grades Preschool TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

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  • Grades
    Preschool — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    20 — 22 students
  • Tuition
    $23,000 to 33,000/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
    AP, CAIS, RoundSquare
  • Enrolment
    1130 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 275 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3H9 (MAP)
  • 85 Moatfield Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3L6 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Bayview Glen offers bus transferring. Service options offered are door-to-door pickup.

The regions Bayview Glen offers busing from are:

  • North York

Additional notes: Routes depend on demand.

Our Perspective

How we see Bayview Glen

It's a big world out there, with lots of big ideas in it, and Bayview Glen prides itself on offering students an introduction to all its breadth and complexity. The school is part of the Round Square network of schools, which reflects that ambition; the program includes cross-curricular links to concepts of community, self-reliance, and entrepreneurialism. For some students, it can be a lot, perhaps especially for those within the younger grades—the school admits students from preschool through to grade 12. A broad range of curricular and co-curricular activities back up the school's promise to deliver the world: Mandarin classes, a model United Nations program, as well as a range of arts and athletics. While learner support is provided, the ideal student is one who is able to thrive in an intellectually diverse, academically challenging environment.

Key insights from our research

  • Bayview Glen is widely known for its real-world learning and global citizenship in a richly diverse, coed environment. During its ongoing growth and evolution, the school has held fast to its core values of balance and inclusivity while growing and innovating in step with changes in wider society.
  • Bayview Glen’s mission—“Whole Child, Whole Life, Whole World” —captures its commitment to fostering students’ full potential inside and outside the classroom, beyond the school walls, and past graduation. Academic excellence is a top priority at the school, but so is exploring the wide range of co-curricular offerings in everything from the arts and athletics to technology and social justice. That exploration begins in Preschool and continues right through to Grade 12.
  • “As a big school, we offer extensive opportunities for students to discover their passions and purpose,” says Head of School James Lee, noting that balance is key in a Bayview Glen education. “We’re founded on academic excellence, yet we still allow students the space and opportunity to learn in multiple ways. It could be through volunteering, sports, clubs, or global experiences – there are so many avenues they can follow.”
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Profile of James Lee, Head of School, Bayview Glen

The school’s deep commitment to educating the whole child in a values-based culture resonated with Lee. “My priority as a school leader is to maintain and foster a really strong ethical purpose within the community,” he says. “This drives me just as much as my love of children and learning.”

School's Perspective

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How Bayview Glen sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Bayview Glen is an academically invigorating, co-ed independent school for students from age 2 to Grade 12. Situated on two closely connected campuses, our vibrantly diverse community is inspired by expert teachers and fueled by a forward thinking curriculum. Bayview Glen welcomes students into a nurturing community that allows inquisitive minds to flourish. Bayview Glen students graduate prepared for top post-secondary institutions with the mindset and skills needed to embrace a world of accelerating change."

  • 2 years to Grade 12
  • Enriched academics and individualized curriculum
  • Advanced Placement programme
  • Tablet programme
  • Global member of Round Square
  • International exchange programmes
  • 100% acceptance to university
  • Multicultural and co-educational
  • Facilities: 2 double gyms, fitness centre, dining hall, theatre, science labs and learning commons

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Our close-knit and vibrantly diverse community, inspired by expert teachers and fuelled by a forward-looking curriculum, shapes independent thinkers and energetic citizens. We are members of Round Square, an international association for compassionate leaders, Advanced Placement and the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative for empowering social change."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Families choose Bayview Glen for our balanced academic programme, which has a strong music and arts programme, languages, physical education, Outdoor Adventure, Duke of Edinburgh Programme. Our co-curricular activities include an art festival, drama productions, choirs, bands, and extensive team sports. Students can also join clubs and activities including DECA and Robotics."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"We are proud to highlight our educational continuum from Preschool (age 2) through Grade 12 which fosters values, abilities and friendships to last a lifetime. This philosophy embraces the real world beyond our walls in that we are co-educational, multicultural and multi-denominational; and it focusses on the whole child, nurturing each child’s full potential and confidence to succeed. Our families come together to support our school in building a strong and nurturing community for all."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Founded in 1962 by Lois Doreen Hopkins, Bayview Glen began originally as a nursery school and day camp. Beginning with the mission of creating “a nurturing environment in which each and every child is precious”, our teachers are accessible and committed to providing excellence in teaching and learning demands of all students and families. Our goal continues to be to nurture relationships, craft the experiences, and provide the supports that empower our students."

Summer camps and programs

Bayview Glen operates summer camps and programs. Click here to learn about Bayview Glen Camp .

School Facilities

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Athletics facilities

Arts facilities



School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

James Lee, Head of School

As a dedicated community of learners and leaders, Bayview Glen is a world class, co-educational institution that provides a wealth of opportunities for aspiring young minds to explore, experience and discover their passions through a rigorous, academic and supportive learning environment guided by our talented faculty and staff. Our mission is Whole Child: Whole Life: Whole World.

As a vibrant school community, it is paramount at its core that each individual feels welcomed, understood and valued. Our teachers place a high priority on engagement, mentorship and character development through our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Integrity, Equity and Balance. The fundamental building block of feeling a sense of belonging allows for greater opportunities and pathways for students to learn, explore, discover and experience the enrichment through our academic and extensive co-curricular programmes.

In today’s world and tomorrow’s pathway for students, one of the important goals of educational institutions is to teach our generation, not only to strive to be the best of who they are and get to a good place, but do it in a good way, with purpose and passion.

I invite you to contact our Admissions Department and visit our campus to experience firsthand our unique place of learning where students are provided a wealth of opportunities to discover their passions and purpose.


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