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



We know that physical and emotional well-being are crucial to effective learning. As we challenge and inspire girls to love learning, we also help our students be healthy in mind and body.

Well-being encompasses a wide range of factors:
  • Making healthy lifestyle choices, which includes choosing nutritional foods; see our menu at Campus Dish
  • Managing stress
  • Getting good sleep
  • Developing coping, organizational and resilience skills
  • Exercise
  • Achieving one’s own harmony between sometimes “competing” academic, athletic, co-curricular, family and leisure activities

Here are just a few of the supports girls have at Branksome Hall:
  • Social Workers who meets with girls individually and in groups
  • School Counsellors
  • School Nurses
  • Committed teachers and administrators
  • Skilled Learning Strategies teachers
  • University Counsellors
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team
  • Boarding team
In addition, students discuss issues that are important to them in our Girls’ Circles and Advisor Groups, and the girls mentor and help each other through our Peer Support Program.

Our well-being initiatives include a wide range of opportunities for physical fitness:
  • An award-winning Athletics and Wellness Centre
  • Yoga and dance studios
  • Athletic teams
  • Expansive playing fields, tennis courts and an outdoor track
  • Outdoor classroom within our woodlot
  • Two saltwater swimming pools
  • A rowing centre
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Three gyms
  • Three playgrounds for Middle School, Junior School and Primary student use
  • Two fitness centres, overseen by skilled instructors
  • Fit Fridays, which encourage students to try new activities, ranging from Zumba to kick-boxing, meditation and yoga
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.

Setting the new standard for girls' education everywhere takes collective action. From all of us.