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.

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2022–25 STRATEGY REFRESH
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.
2023 WORLD AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Hosted by Branksome Hall and Upper Canada College, and taking plave this year on February 9, the World Affairs Conference (WAC) is North America’s largest and Canada’s oldest annual student-run current events conference. It provides high-quality discussion opportunities for thousands of inspired, curious, and globally-minded high school students from around the world. The conference's mission is to inspire high school students to proactively engage in world affairs and become aware of humanity's most pressing challenges.
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.