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Grades JK TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (Map)

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The Bishop Strachan School ADMISSIONS

Private schools in Canada have admissions policies, and they require application materials. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and tests (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students. Schools also use different criteria for evaluating student applications, have different acceptance rates, and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.

Admissions Requirements

InterviewJK - 11
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)JK - 11
Entrance Essay7 - 11

BSS admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: December 01
Boarding students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: No

Application fee: $250
Registration fee: $8,500
Deposit: $-2

What BSS says about their admissions requirements:

We welcome Day students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 11 and Boarding students from Grades 8 to 11 into our creative and challenging environment. Grade 12 applications are considered on a case-to-case basis.  The path to BSS is an exciting one! Take the first step now.

STEP ONE - Connect With Us

Join one of our in person or virtual events or visit our website to learn more about the enrolment process. Email [email protected] or call 416-483-4325, ext. 1220.

STEP TWO - Apply

Apply online. Applications are due by December 1, 2021.

STEP THREE - Submit Your Documentation

All supplementary documents will be uploaded through our online application system (myBSS). This way you’ll be able to track your progress through the application process. Check our website for specific requirements.

STEP FOUR - Book Your Interview and Assessment

This enables us to get to know you and your child, including her academic strengths and interests outside of school. 


Independent schools in the Toronto area share a common offer date in February for Day applicants. This is the day you will hear from BSS with an enrolment decision. If your daughter is offered a place, you will have 5 days to accept. We encourage families to make the decision as quickly as possible, as we do keep an active waitlist and applicants may be considered for second-round offers.


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into The Bishop Strachan School. This can help you gauge your chances of getting into this school. For instance, a 95% acceptance rate means a school is relatively easy to get into, while a 10% acceptance rate means it will be difficult to get into.

The Bishop Strachan School acceptance rate: 40%

Day Boarding

The Bishop Strachan School student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into The Bishop Strachan School at each grade level.

Student TypeJKSK123456789101112
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
16 - 20 (65%)1 - 2 (50%)8 - 10 (50%)1 - 4 (40%)12 - 15 (60%)4 - 6 (45%)1 - 2 (30%)15 - 18 (50%)25 - 30 (40%)1 - 2 (30%)25 - 30 (40%)2 - 6 (25%)2 - 4 (21%)1
Boarding Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
03 - 6 (50%)10 - 16 (50%)6 - 10 (50%)2 - 4 (50%)0

What type of student BSS is looking for:

If you’re thinking about coming to BSS, you’re in good company. Every year we welcome more than a hundred girls who find themselves embraced by a warm, welcoming and lively community. Successful students at BSS thrive in a rigorous inquiry-based environment and enjoy strong verbal and conceptual learning styles.

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