How To Apply

The Application Process

Who Should Apply?

As an IB World School, Branksome Hall welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and learning needs. Applications to Branksome Hall are accessible and open to all prospective students based on grade level openings. Branksome Hall is committed to ensuring our school community is a diverse, equitable and inclusive place to learn and to work. We believe that our diverse community not only makes us stronger but aligns with our IB global learning curriculum. We are proud that our student body represents much of the diversity of Toronto and know that there is still work to be done to continue to diversify our community. Our community is striving to increase representation in our school from the Black, Indigenious, People of Colour community (BIPOC).

What kind of students are successful at Branksome Hall?

At Branksome Hall, our four School Values and the IB Learner Profile Attributes reflect our ideal Branksome Hall student. Throughout the Admissions process, opportunities are provided to applicants to share how they embrace the values and live the attributes each day. The ideal Branksome Hall applicant is excited by our mission that “Each day, we challenge and inspire girls to love learning and to shape a better world”. 
We are looking for applicants who will embrace our School values of:
  • Sense of Community 
  • Inclusiveness 
  • Creativity
  • Making a Difference
We are looking for applicants who will embody the IB Learner Profile attributes:
  • Inquirer
  • Knowledgeable 
  • Thinker 
  • Communicator 
  • Principled 
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-Taker
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

How to apply

The application deadline for 2023 entry for Day students is Thursday, December 1, 2022. 
  • Application fee before November 1: $200
  • Application fee November 2 and beyond: $250
Admissions decisions are communicated to Day applicants on Friday, February 24 2023.

Families should apply by the deadline in the year preceding the desired entry grade. We do not accept applications for entry years other than 2023.
Boarding applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Spaces are limited so we do encourage application by the December 1 deadline.

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What Grades Accept Applications?

All applicants will have the opportunity to complete the admissions process for our Major and Smaller Entry Year Grades. Applications are encouraged for our Non-Entry Year Grades, however, the Admissions team will connect with applicant families throughout the Admissions cycle with updates on the potential for any openings.

Major Entry Grades

Junior Kindergarten

Openings: 14-16
# of Students: 14-16
# of Classes: 1

Grade 1

Openings: 12-14
#of Students: 28-32
#of Classes: 2

Grade 7

Openings: 40-44
#of Students: 88-92
#of Classes: 4

Grade 9

Openings: 20-22
#of Students: 105-110
#of Classes: 6 or more

Smaller Entry Grades

Senior Kindergarten

Openings: 6
#of Students: 18-20
#of Classes: 1

Grade 2

Openings: 4-8
#of Students: 32-36
#of Classes: 2

Grade 3

Openings: 4-8
#of Students: 36-40
#of Classes: 2

Grade 4

Openings: 2-4
#of Students: 40-44
#of Classes: 2

Grade 10

Openings: 8-10
#of Students: 110-115
#of Classes: 6 or more

Grade 11

Openings: 6-10
#of Students: 115-120
#of Classes: 6 or more

Non-entry Grades

Grade 5

Openings: attrition dependent
#of Students: 44-48
#of Classes: 2

Grade 6

Openings: attrition dependent
#of Students: 44-48
#of Classes: 2

Grade 8

Openings: attrition dependent
#of Students: 92-96
#of Classes: 4

Learn more about the specific Grade level admissions requirements:

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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