Branksome Hall

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Branksome Hall is Toronto's only all-girls, all-years IB World School. Our unique blend of wellness, IB academics, global engagement and leadership opportunities ensures we are integrating 21st century learning into our students’ daily lives. Our Boarding Program is home to 65 girls from Grade 7 to 12 from 20 countries. We offer Latin, ESL (English as Second Language), and German through our International Languages Program. Beyond the classroom, our students participate in various clubs, athletic teams, leadership opportunities and service learning experiences. 100% of our graduates attend university and were Ontario Scholars. 93% of our 2017 grads were offered scholarships to university.


Nearest Airport:

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)








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Welcome to Branksome Hall

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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Our IB Advantage for girls is our unique integration of well-being, academics and International mindedness to ensure our students become caring, principled citizens of the world.

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Our downtown Toronto location provides our boarding students with access to all that Toronto has to offer - restaurants, shops, museums, galleries, sporting events, special attractions and more!

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We welcome German boarding students to experience the Branksome advantage from a one year stay to the completion of the IB Diploma Program and Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in Grade 12.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

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FALL: Basketball, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Learn-to-Row, Soccer, Swimming
WINTER: Alpine Ski, Badminton, Ice Hockey, Rowing, Volleyball, Swimming
SPRING: Golf, Rowing, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee

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Special Offerings & Activities

Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Photography and Visual Arts

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Details & Facts

School Type: Boarding/Day

International Students accepted for: Boarding

Gender: Girls

Religion: Non-Denominational

Year Founded: 1903

International students accepted for: other

Info: Branksome Hall's Boarding Program is open to Canadian and International students beginning in Grade 7 to Grade 12. Our one year experiences are available from Grade 9 to Grade 11.

Boarding Grades: Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11

Day Grades: Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

Dress Code: Branksome Hall students wear a uniform daily. The formal uniform worn every Monday includes a kilt, blazer, shirt and tie. Other uniform options are available for the remainder of the week.

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Latin,  ESL


Entrance Dates: September

Length of stay: Full Year

Application Deadlines: January 1

Application Process: School Report,  Teacher's Reference,  Application Fee,  Interview,  Entrance Examination

Info: The application has an easy to follow checklist to ensure all of the application pieces are complete (report cards, passport, teacher recommendations, etc.). Once the application is submitted, we will arrange for the interview and testing. We can conduct an online interview. We accept the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) or we can send our English and mathematics entrance tests to the applicant’s school for completion.





Location: City

Info: Branksome Hall students love learning on our picturesque city campus. Located in downtown Toronto, our 13-acre campus includes a gorgeous ravine woodlot with an outdoor classroom and a winding pathway – places where girls can learn about their natural environment.

Branksome Hall is nestled in the residential neighbourhood of Rosedale, within walking distance of the University of Toronto, public transit, libraries, theatres and the vibrant intersection of Yonge and Bloor streets.

Our buildings include a mixture of heritage mansions and modern structures, all with state-of-the-art technology. Our new award-winning Athletics and Wellness Centre includes two saltwater swimming pools, yoga and dance studios, a rowing centre, a gym and a high-performance fitness centre, as well as a bright dining hall and outdoor terraces.


Number of courses / system: Non-semestered

Enrolment Total: 900

Enrolment Day Students: 834

Enrolment Boarding students: 66

Enrolment International Students: 70% of boarders are International while 30% of day

Countries represented: Canada, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Germany, Mexico, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Barbados, Iran, Indonesia, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Tanzania, India, Ukraine,USA

Average class size: 18 - 20

Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:12

Academics: Branksome Hall is an IB World School. We offer the PYP (Primary Years Program) for JK to Grade 6, MYP (Middle Years Program) for Grades 7 to 10 and the DP (Diploma Program) for Grades 11 & 12. Our student centered curricula focuses on the development of thinking, research, communication, self-management and social skills. Our graduates are welcomed into the best universities around the world.


Support Programs: Individualized extra help with subject teachers
Guidance & University Counselling
Advisor/Mentor Program
International Languages Program
Learning Strategies Support
ESL Programs
Daily Math Clinics
Peer Support
Peer Tutoring
Professional Tutoring

Summer Programs:

Specialized Programs: International Baccalaureate,  OSSD,  Trips,  other

Accomodation: Dormitory

Info: Our boarding students live in one of three beautiful and recently renovated residences on campus. We offer spacious rooms that accommodate three, two or one student per room. Each floor includes a private and communal bathroom. Our boarding residences remain open for all three and four day breaks with special programing on campus and in Toronto.


Our Fee Structure

International Seven Day Boarding Tuition CAD 63,135 - 66,135 EUR -
International Day Tuition CAD 33,630 - 66,630 EUR -
Extra Fees Initial Registration Fee = $8500Mandatory school laptop = $2200-3500 or BYOD Textbooks = $1000Uniform = $1000Health Insurance = $800Weekend Activities Fee = $750 Grade School Trip = $500Activity Fee
Tuition Refund Plan Yes
Payment Plans Yes

Health Insurance: mandatory

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valid for school year 2019/20

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