Welcome to Branksome Hall, Toronto's leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls. We offer courses from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, boarding for Grades 7 through 12 and more than $1 million in financial assistance for qualifying students.
Our curriculum is globally focused. Our faculty, international. And our technology and facilities, state-of-the-art. We believe that intellectual curiosity and advanced problem-solving are key to thriving in a complex, changing world. From our campus in downtown Toronto, and our sister school in South Korea, our students go on to be welcomed at the world’s most prestigious universities, usually with scholarships.
Every day, the students of Branksome Hall are challenged to reach higher, to develop personally, to become leaders. Here, you don’t just learn. You learn to excel.


Campus Life

We are proud to share the refresh of Branksome Hall's current strategy, which was first released in 2014. Our updated school strategy builds on the strengths we have honed over our 120-year history, positioning us to thrive in today’s exciting and complex context. Grounded in our core values—sense of community, inclusiveness, creativity and making a difference—we are dedicated to developing a new generation of student and employee leaders with the skills, insight and commitment to shape a better future in an uncertain world. Explore the strategy here.
We are pleased to share the Winter 2023 issue of The READ, our award-winning alum magazine. Inspired by our new school tagline, “Fiercely Independent,” we wanted this issue to showcase all the ways our alums are thought-challengers, innovators and ceiling-breakers. Who better to make this a truly Branksome production than our alums themselves—as subjects, yes, but this time also as writers and photographers! Read it here
Wine Auction
Uncork your generosity for Branksome Hall’s inaugural Red, White & Plaid Auction. We're calling on all our fine wine connoisseurs and collectors to dig deep in your cellars and help build a stellar collection of wines for our Auction. Full details here.
Principal Karen Jurjevich to Retire June 2024
After nearly 25 years of passionate, visionary and innovative leadership, Karen Jurjevich has informed the Board of Governors that she will be stepping away from her role as Principal in June 2024. Until that time, and while we conduct a comprehensive search for her successor, she will remain fully engaged in the leadership of the school. Principal Jurjevich has had a truly transformative impact on Branksome, and we look forward to the many opportunities for community-wide tributes and celebrations of her legacy before 2024. Learn more and read her full message here.
2021-22 DEI Report Card
We are continually growing our capacity to see and engage the world through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about our progress and view this year’s DEI Report Card.
CRC: Exploring Research and Educational Excellence
The Chandaria Research Centre (CRC) acts as a hub of collaboration and creativity at Branksome Hall by supporting inquiry projects and sharing new research with the community—including our employees, students, parents and alum. Learn more about the work going on at the Centre.

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Each day, more than 900 students benefit from your generosity. Quite simply, you touch the life of every student, providing endless possibilities to explore, take risks and feel valued for their unique talents, igniting a lifelong love of learning.
At Branksome Hall, we’re not just enriching students’ minds – we’re giving them minds of their own. So they can challenge the status quo, set new standards, and carve their own path to success.

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.
Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
M4W 1N4
Canada. South Korea

Toronto's leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls. Study abroad in Grade 9.