Toronto Canada
Branksome Hall

Thank you for considering Branksome Hall.


Since our founding in 1903, thousands of great women have walked our halls as Branksome students. They have been routinely welcomed into the finest colleges and universities around the world, with many receiving scholarships. Branksome alumnae have gone on to make a difference in just about any and every imaginable field and endeavour. I can't help but be awed by the impact they have had, and continue to have, on the world around us.

  • Day school tuition $24602 - $27087 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Year founded 1903
  • Boarding school tuition $47109 - $49594 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 7th Grade/Year 8 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula IB Diploma, IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years
  • Type Co-ed



Admissions Information

Admissions Process

Plan Your Visit We welcome you to come and visit Branksome Hall if possible. We hold Open Houses each fall and offer group and private tours. Our Admissions team looks forward to answering your questions during your visit. We are also available by phone or email. As well, each year, we travel internationally to meet families of potential boarding students. This fall, we will be traveling to Germany, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda and USA. Interview Once your complete application is submitted, including a short introductory video and final report cards/transcripts, the Admissions Office will review and contact selected applicants for an interview. The interview can be conducted in person on campus, perhaps in your city if the Admissions team is there, or online through such apps as Skype, WeChat or FaceTime. You will be contacted directly if an interview will be requested. Teacher Recommendation Forms After your interview, all boarding applicants must have their teachers complete and submit both a math teacher and English teacher recommendation form. Steps to Apply Book your SSAT test to be written by January 20, 2020. Local students applying for Grade 9 to 11 are required to write the SSAT. International students applying for Grade 7 to 11 are required to write the SSAT. If the SSAT is unavailable in your area, please contact the Admissions office or call 416-920-6265 ext. 268. You will require Branksome Hall's ID number when you register. Our ID number is 1791. The school does not encourage the use of tutors for preparation—the best way to prepare is to do the practice tests supplied thought Testing more than once is strongly discouraged—doing so makes no appreciable difference to results. SSAT tests should be completed by mid-January in order to be considered in the first round of day admissions decisions. Branksome Hall does not use the SSAT to screen applicants; therefore, interviews may be conducted before the test is taken. Students whose first language is not English may be asked to do additional entrance testing to determine language proficiency. If the SSAT test is not available in your area, please contact us.

Entry Requirements

• Application form • Report cards • Birth certificate • Passport • Video introduction • Standardized testing

Applicant Evaluations


  • First application deadline 3 December, rolling admissions after
  • Second application deadline Rolling
  • Application fee (domestic) $213 USD
  • Application fee (international) $213 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Examinations available International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip, MYP Certificate - MYP

Learning Support

Support for literacy and numeracy is provided in the Junior School. Students in the Senior and Middle Schools are enrolled in the General Learning Strategies Course. Individualized Learning Strategies Plans are provided for students with identified learning needs. Testing accommodations for students on Learning Strategies Plans are provided through the Learning Strategies Program. Senior and Middle School students are invited to participate in workshops on topics such as organization, planning, attention, sleep, study skills, exam preparation and adaptive technology. Students may participate in the Peer Tutoring Program as tutors or tutees.

School Life

  • Bus service No
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Most common nationality CA
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Average class size 18

Living Accommodations

Single, double and triple student bedrooms assigned by grade. Student personality, nationality and interests are all considered in the room assignment process. A comfortable student common room with television, video games, puzzles and board games Private and common washrooms Laundry facilities and laundry soap free-of-charge A fully-stocked snack kitchen Wireless internet access in every room during afternoon free time, evening study time and on the weekends. Boarding is technology-free during meals and at bedtime to encourage every student to "unplug and recharge."

Schools Facilities

Two saltwater pools A modern, double gymnasium in the Athletics and Wellness Centre STEAM Studio and Makerspaces Fitness centre with treadmills, weights and yoga equipment Indoor rock-climbing wall Two large libraries/resource centres Tennis courts Playing fields surrounded by mature trees

Sports Teams

Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes
  • Percent that pursue university 99