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Bishop's College School

Grades Gr. 7 TO Gr. 12 — Sherbrooke, QC (MAP)

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School address

  • 80 chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Bishop's College School offers bus transferring. Service options offered are airport pick-up.

The regions Bishop's College School offers busing from are:

  • Montreal

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.

Our Perspective

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.


School's Perspective

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How Bishop's College School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"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."

  • Picturesque, private, and secure 250-acre campus surrounded by mountains and lakes
  • Diverse student body with 40+ countries represented offers a variety of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Small class sizes with individualized attention from caring and dedicated educators
  • Students are paired with an advisor who will be an advocate and supporter throughout the year
  • Family-style living spaces create bonding experiences and ‘home away from home’ for students
  • Focus on health and wellness. Full-time nurse, school counsellor, and athletic and academic supports
  • Acceptances to leading universities in the USA, Canada, and worldwide
  • 55+ co-curricular and leadership options—get outside your comfort zone and build confidence
  • Opportunities for academic and service trips
  • Vibrant international community with 5,000+ alumni

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"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."

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

"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."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"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!"

What might families find surprising about your school?

"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.

Discover our elite program that is taking players to the next level!"

Summer camps and programs

Bishop's College School operates summer camps and programs. Click here to learn about .

School Facilities

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Shared spaces

School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Bishop's College School

Video reviews of Bishop's College School

Alum, Chad Bean (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Chad Bean to learn about the unique experience of attending Bishop's College School.

School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Michel Lafrance, Head of School

As we gear up for the 2023-24 school year, I share in your family’s excitement and anticipation of embarking upon your BCS journey. You now belong to a globally diverse group of engaged and motivated students preparing to impact the world. You will be challenged with programs designed to inspire, motivate, and grow each student’s mind, body, heart, and soul, in a place where young individuals can be themselves, develop respect for others, and explore the true meaning of leadership, character, generosity, and integrity. We are preparing you for a life of continuous curiosity and instilling in you the values to become compassionate and purposeful global citizens. Your experience, and that of your family’s, will be characterized by the relationships between caring and supportive faculty and staff and highly motivated and engaged students. One truth that I have learned in my 29 years in education is that life is defined by the meaningful relationships that we build, nurture, and value. Everyone at BCS embraces our inclusive community, celebrates our diversity, shares a commitment to care for each other, and understands the meaning of the work that we strive to accomplish. I believe that young people rise to the expectations that are set for them and that they can all reach their unique potential if they are provided with the appropriate support and encouragement. At BCS, those supports are in place for you from the first day you arrive on campus. Your houseparent is eager to welcome you with open arms, your teachers and coaches can’t wait to have you join their groups, and the best friends you will inevitably make are as excited as you are to form lifelong bonds. Your life-enriching adventure is only just beginning! I look forward to welcoming you to Bishop’s College School and witnessing first-hand the special qualities you will bring to our community. I am excited for you to experience, for yourself, the magic that is BCS. 

Kind regards,

Michel Lafrance
32nd Head of School

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