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Leaving qualificationIB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: C$40,940
to: C$44,640
Address: 10 Elm Avenue Toronto, Ontario M4W 1N4 Canada

Branksome Hall provides education only to girls.
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Number of students


Most common nationality


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

While we are not offering virtual classes at the moment, we are well equipped to so if required in any future situation.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are non-denominational.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. It may vary by teacher and subject, but in general, homework is to be expected.

Approximate hours of homework given

Yes, homework begins in Grade 7. Each student is different with respect to how much time they spend on homework, but the expectation is approximately 20 minutes per subject in grades 7 and 8, and then as the grades increase, the amount of homework will as well. For the upper years, students might expect to spend 2 hours a night on homework, or independent work and projects.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Strategies team

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and entrance exams.

Waiting list

Yes for most grades.

Students can join after academic year begins

Not typically.

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Some of the clubs the school offers are: ballet, cartooning, choir, swimming, irish dancing, jazz dance, portrait painting club, puppetry, tennis, frisbee, yoga, music, drama, Spanish club, culinary society, games club.

Sports activities included

Basketball, cross country, field hockey, swimming, badminton, volleyball, rowing, softball, tennis, track and field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we compete through CISAA, Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association and OFSSA, Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations.

Facilities at the school

2 Boarding Houses for students Grade 7-12, as well as state of the art classrooms, science labs, music rooms and resource library.

Sports facilities at the school

2 saltwater pools, new double gymnasium in the Athletics and Wellness Centre, indoor rock-climbing wall, fitness centre with treadmills, weights and yoga equipment. 4 outdoor tennis courts, playing fields.

Grades/ages available for boarding

Grade 7-12.
Check out our 'Boarding: A Home Away from Home' video on YouTube to hear from our boarders and see our boarding facilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQZyhJhZ4m0

Boarding facilities at the school

Boarding Houses have comfortable common rooms with TV, video games, foosball, wifi, etc. as well as snack kitchens and laundry facilities. Bedrooms are typically shared by 2-3 students, some single rooms are available for Grade 12 students.
Evening and weekend activities, organized by school staff, support student wellbeing and experiencing all that Toronto has to offer!

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Branksome Hall is an independent school for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, with a Boarding Program for students in Grades 7 through 12. It is a fully authorized IB World School.

Teaching approach of the school

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that stirs the imagination, develops students' critical thinking and inquiry skills, and fosters a balance between academics and other activities. Branksome Hall has been expert and innovators in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs long before the STEM acronym became popular.

Students enjoy a wide range of athletic, artistic, co-curricular and leadership opportunities that make school life vibrant. They also develop personally as they make a difference in the lives of others through the school's local and international community service efforts.

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