The regions Bishop's College School offers busing from are:
Additional notes: BCS provides buses to and from the Montreal-Trudeau Airport (YUL), the Dorval Shopping Centre, and downtown Montreal (Windsor Station) for school opening and all school holidays and breaks.
How we see Bishop's College School
Bishop’s College School (BCS) was founded in 1836, becoming an all-gender school 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 (now non-denominational) three times a week, the social organization of the school into houses, and a thriving and varied co-curricular offering. BCS has a strong culture of leadership, and students are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone and take on leadership roles in their house, within activities and committees, and through cadets. Athletics are an integral part of daily life at BCS: every student participates in an individual or team sport five days a week (and they also participate in three different sports a year). BCS 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 over 40 countries despite an annual enrolment of around 270 students.
How Bishop's College School sees itself
"Established in 1836 in Lennoxville, Quebec, Bishop’s College School (BCS) offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and course certificates along with Canadian curricula. 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 40 different countries. A well-rounded education of academics, athletics, arts, leadership development, and global citizenship prepares BCS students to become tomorrow’s leaders."
"No two students are alike and as such your BCS experience is unlike anyone else’s. Much like a ‘choose your own adventure’ book, your time at BCS is tailored to you, shaped by the classes you take, the sports and clubs you participate in, and the countless leadership and service opportunities you take advantage of. Our students graduate from BCS as caring, open-minded, confident, and engaged global citizens equipped to take on the world and excel in their pursuits."
"BCS is situated in the ideal location—it's the perfect balance of safe, small-town convenience and big city accessibility. With an average class size of 15 students, our students develop close relationships with their teachers who also serve as their coaches, advisors, and are part of the boarding houses. Students are further supported by a full-time school counsellor, nurse, physiotherapist, and strength & conditioning coach, as well as academic support in our R.D.W. Howson Enrichment Centre."
"Our elite hockey program comprised of a Varsity Team and a Prep Team is considered a ‘hidden gem’ in the hockey world. Three alumni of our hockey program have been drafted to the NHL in the past four years. Noah Dobson, BCS’18, Dawson Mercer, BCS’19, and Evan Nause, BCS’21, were all selected in recent NHL drafts. This year our Varsity team took home the MPHL championship and our Prep Team claimed the NISIC championship.
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"Location matters and our 250-acre campus in bilingual Quebec is perfectly situated at a short walk from the cozy borough of Lennoxville and a quick drive from bustling downtown Sherbrooke. Our region is called the Eastern Townships and we are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful hills, lakes, trails, and farmland. Our students enjoy skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking and watersports in the spring. The Moulton Hill landscape is one of the things our alumni tell us they miss most!"
"-280 students: at BCS you’re a friend, teammate & important member of the community—and everyone knows your name.
-250-acre campus: optimal learning environment both indoors and outdoors.
-85% boarding: creates ‘home away from home’ close-knit connections.
-40+ countries represented: meet the world and be shaped/inspired by different perspectives, cultures, and ideas.
-55+ (and counting!) co-curriculars: get involved and get hands-on leadership, character-building, and service experience."
Bishop's College School operates summer camps and programs. Click here to learn about Bishop’s College School Summer Camps .
How people from the school’s community see Bishop's College School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Michel Lafrance, Head of School
As I enter my third year at the school, I value the connectedness of our community and the wonderfully diverse and vibrant individuals who contribute to the school every day.
The stories I hear from alumni and past parents all have a common thread: a deep love for the school, the friendships made, and the lessons learned inside and outside the classroom. For most, it has been life-changing and the influence of a teacher, houseparent, staff member, coach, or classmate has molded their personal and professional path.
BCS is a special place that offers a unique experience and we are committed to continuing to see the school thrive. We provide a multitude of opportunities for students to live and learn in a culture of equality, inclusion, and respect. These are highlighted by the school’s core values: Lead, Grow, Engage, Experience, and Explore.
We are proud that BCS is a leader in independent school education. We are proud that our faculty, staff, administration, and volunteers are committed to educating and shaping the next generation of global citizens and world leaders. We are proud that our students value and cherish respect, perseverance, independence, and leadership.
As we turn our attention to the upcoming 2022-23 school year, we are approaching it with excitement and anticipation as we purposefully design the best possible education and life experience for all our students. We also have many renovations and upgrades planned throughout our 250-acre campus this spring and summer and we look forward to unveiling these improvements when the students arrive in September.
It is an exciting time to join BCS and I invite your entire family to share in that excitement as you embark upon your BCS journey and begin living the experience of a lifetime. I hope you enjoy learning more about what makes our school unique, why students are happy here, and why our mission is to create a caring community of learning and development, where cultures connect and individuals matter. I wish you and your family health and happiness and a year ahead filled with joy and fulfillment.
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