Student Life

Service Learning

Service Learning

Part of Branksome’s mission is to “shape a better world” and students live this through giving service to others. They enthusiastically commit to caring for others, challenging themselves to support a person or a community.

Junior School 'Together We Can'
When it comes to enthusiastic community service, it’s hard to beat the Junior School girls, who are encouraged to take action based on their learning. The Action Committee is led by Grade 6 students, who are mentored by their teacher sponsors. Together, they explore how they can take action for themselves and their school, how they can take action for their community and how they can take action for their world.

Local Service Learning
We need look no further than our own Toronto community for opportunties to offer service. Local organizations that need caring volunteers seek out Branksome’s students for a wide range of roles, from volunteering in peer math tutoring to Best Buddies and Horizons.

International Service Learning
As a globally minded girls’ school, Branksome Hall values global leadership, not only as an attribute of the 21st century but as an attribute that is integral to our school. Students find many ways to support global projects and assist agencies working throughout the world. Our budding scientists, economists, teachers and doctors use their intellect, emotion and physical strength to help communities and organizations abroad.

Employee Service
Faculty and staff believe in modelling the behaviours we expect from our students, while, at the same time, learning from their example.

Service Learning Opportunities

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  • Assistive Technology Club

    Students from Grade 7-12 are invited to participate in this after-school club, which creates innovative and adaptive technology to support the special needs of students at our partner school, Sunny View Public School, and others in the GTA. The program occurs once a week at Branksome Hall. Students have built communication boards, rewired stimulus response toys and are using the design cycle to innovate with adaptive technology.
  • Best Buddies

    In this program, students work with physically and developmentally challenged young adults from Rosedale Heights Public school. Once per eight-day cycle, the students and their buddies eat lunch together play games and do activities together. The intent of the partnership is for Branksome students and their buddies to create lasting friendships over the course of a school year, and for all students to gain a better understanding of each other.
  • First Nations School Reading Buddies Partnership

    Senior School students travel to First Nations Public School to support Kindergarten students with their literacy skills and to help foster a love of reading. Branksome students also practice and further develop their own skills, such as patience, inter-cultural understanding, creativity, empathy and time management.
  • JUMP

    Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies (JUMP) is a program at Rose Avenue Public School, our Triangle of Hope partner school, available to senior students wishing to support younger students in acquiring Math skills. Branksome students also practise and further develop their own skills, such as patience, organization, creativity and empathy.
  • Middle School Reading Buddies

    As part of our Triangle of Hope partnership, Middle School Branksome Hall students travel to Rose Avenue Public School to support Grade 1 students with their literacy skills and to help foster a love of reading. Branksome students also practise and further develop their own skills, such as patience, creativity, empathy and time management.
  • Reading Buddies

    As part of our Triangle of Hope partnership, senior Branksome Hall students travel to Rose Avenue Public School to work with elementary school-aged children. Branksome students support Rose Avenue students in developing their literacy skills and help foster a love of reading. Branksome students also practise and further develop their own skills, such as patience, creativity, empathy and time management.
  • Sunny View Public School Partnership

    Senior school students travel to Sunny View Public School a congregated special education setting for students with complex physical and health needs, to engage with students in their classes. The program is intended to provide an opportunity for Sunny View students to have more one-on-one support for class activities, and for Branksome students to develop their understanding and appreciation for the diversity of experiences people have.

Stories from Around the Globe

Branksome Hall

10 Elm Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
M4W 1N4
Canada. South Korea
Toronto’s only all-girls, all-years, IB World School.
Study abroad in grade 9.