Boarding Program

Living on Campus

Living on Campus

Boarding Advisors and Family Groups

Boarding Advisors are qualified teachers who can offer homework help and social-emotional support to each student, in addition to ensuring student safety, planning fun activities and modelling a healthy, active lifestyle for overall wellness. Each boarding student belongs to a Family Group, headed by a Boarding Advisor, which meets together regularly to provide care and support as well as communicate with parents and guardians.

Boarding Administrative Assistant

Our Boarding Administrative Assistant supports all boarding students and their families with any questions about their school account, student allowances (pocket money), travel arrangements to and from the airport, and so much more.

Health Services

When students need extra care, the on-site Health Centre, staffed by a Registered Nurse with the support of the school doctor, monitors and supports the health and well-being of all boarding students. The school Social Worker tends to the mental health needs in our community, building acceptance and openness to mental health support.

Student Support

School Counsellors provide individualized counselling to help students manage their IB courses, university applications and prepare for university life. Advisors meet weekly with a small group of students to discuss school life, and ensure a positive experience and full participation in teams and clubs. The Learning Strategies Department offers specialized support to students with specific learning challenges and integrates adaptive technologies to ensure academic achievement.


Subject Teachers are available before and after school and at lunch for extra help ‘sittings’ to ensure students are successful at every stage of the school year. International Language Teachers hold classes in the evenings and give individual attention to each student as they study their native tongue. ESL (English as a Second Language) and ELL (English Language Learner) support is provided through offering all four levels of ESL (BO, CO, DO and EO) to students who require assistance with their English language learning.

Ongoing communication between students, parents and guardians, Boarding Advisors, Health Centre staff, Guidance Counsellors, Advisors, Learning Strategies, and subject and international language teachers helps to ensure the best possible support network for each student.

Campus Highlights

On 13-acres along a wooded ravine in downtown Toronto, Branksome Hall's unique blend of heritage homes and new buildings are home to over 60 boarding students.
  • 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."
There are many amenities on-campus for students to keep active any time of the year. From the four tennis courts and soccer pitch on the Lower Field, to the indoor rock-climbing wall, to the two new saltwater swimming pools, to the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre in the AWC, which is supervised by a personal trainer before, during, and after school and on weekends.

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
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