Welcome, Principal Grace McCallum! Learn more about Branksome Hall's 8th Principal.
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Boarding Program

Living on Campus

Living on Campus

Boarding Team

Boarding Advisors and Family Groups
Boarding Advisors are a professional and caring group of adults who are experienced in the areas of residential living and the development of young people, 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.

Health Services
When students need extra care, the on-site Health Centre, staffed by our registered Nurses, supports the health and well-being of all Boarding students. The Health Centre has partnered with MCI, The Doctor’s Office to provide the Boarding community with access to physician assessment and care as needed. Branksome Hall has a deep commitment to supporting the mental health and well-being of our young people, and uses a “Circle of Care” model when supporting students to manage their mental health.

Student Support
School and University 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. An ESL (English as a Second Language) Coordinator supports students who require assistance with their English language learning.

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

Meet Our Students

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 50 Boarding students. Examples of Boarding amenities include:
  • Single, double and triple student bedrooms assigned by grade. Student personality, nationality and interests are all considered in the room assignment process
  • Comfortable student common rooms with a 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. Grades 7 and 8 are technology-free 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. These include the tennis courts and soccer pitch on the Lower Field, the indoor rock-climbing wall, the two saltwater swimming pools, and the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre in the Athletics and Wellness Centre.

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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.

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