A Family Decision

The decision to have your son or daughter go abroad to study involves much more than simply researching the web and finding websites with pictures of wonderful facilities and smiling faces. Even speaking to family, friends and colleagues about their experiences regarding their children is very useful and helpful, but might not meet the needs of your own son or daughter because each child needs to find “The School” that will allow them to grow and thrive.

Of course each boarding school’s administrator and director can advise and tell you all about their school, but, indeed, there are other schools that might be a better fit for what your son or daughter is looking for in their study abroad program.

Kendall & Associates Educational Consulting can help you with the decision-making process because we known each of the schools that we work with and have the experience, knowledge and unbiased end result to provide you with a selection of schools that will best fit the profile of your son or daughter.

Bishops College School

 

Location: Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada

Three top unique qualities of the school:

  • BCS is one of the 65 schools worldwide that participate in Round Square, an association of schools that adhere to the educational values espoused by the educator Kurt Hahn. This connection gives BCS students the opportunity to travel abroad and work with their foreign peers to promote dedication to adventure, service, leadership, democracy, international understanding and environmental conservation.
  • The T.H.P. Molson Bilingual Option Program at Bishop’s College School provides you with an exceptional opportunity to learn a second language and to benefit from the unique cultural richness of Quebec and Canada. To have mastery of more than one language is to enjoy tremendous advantage in life. The carefully structured courses in this program are designed to help English-speaking students attain a working practical knowledge of French and to help French-speaking students achieve the same goals in English. Students may write their final exams in the language of their choice (French or English). This assures that they are in no way penalized when confronted with exams from the Ministry of Education.
  • Formed in 1861 as the Volunteer Rifle Company, BCS Cadet Corps is the oldest continuous service corps in Canada. BCS is proud of their reputation, and of the major role the Corps plays in the lives of students, school and community. The program, compulsory for all students, is organized and run almost entirely by senior cadets. Instruction is given in skills such as first aid, outdoor education and service-type activities. Cadets organize and carry out a number of service-orientated activities including participation in the School Bands, the literary magazine Inscape, the Round Square and Outreach programs, the environmental Green Group, Adventure Training, Community Services and the Yearbook. In May of each year, the Corps holds its Annual Review Parade where many parents and friends visit the campus and watch the students give a colourful and lively show.


Advanced Placement (AP):  Advanced Placement courses are recognized by many institutions as equivalent to first-year university credits. Offerings include: Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science, Human Geography, English Literature and Language, European History, French Literature and Language, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Studio Art.

Special subjects offered: 
T.H.P. Molson Bilingual Option Programme  (Bilingual Schooling)
R.D.W. Howson Enrichment Centre - Learning Support
English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL/FSL Summer School


Languages: ESL, French, French Immersion

Computer (courses): Tablet Laptop Program, Robotics, Computer Science

Arts: Visual Arts, Music and Theatre, Instrumental Stage and Marching Bands, Choir

Sports: Adventure Training Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Equestrian, Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Hockey, Snowboarding, Squash, Swimming, Climbing, Distance Running, Fitness, Frisbee, Golf, Rugby, Softball, Tennis, Yoga

Extra curricular activities (clubs): Cadets, Duke of Edinburgh Program; Ondaatje Endeavour Trip; BCS Player’s Club; Marching, Junior, Senior and Stage Bands; BCS Choir; Sunday Ski Trips; Round Square activities, conferences and exchanges

Weekend Activities: Local and in house social, athletic and entertainment activities are always available, but special weekend activities include an Algonquin dog sled expedition, a New York City Tour, Skiing at Quebec City, a Mattawin River white water rafting trip, a Carribean Tall Ship Adeventure and a tour of Toronto and Niagara Falls

Grades: Grades 7 to 11, plus Pre-University (12)

Teacher-student-ratio: 1:12

Average class size: 12

Boarding-day-student-ratio: 50 day / 200 boarding

Number of students: 260

Percentage of International students: 40% - students from 25 different countries

Dress code: Formal uniform dress code

Tuition:  School Year: 2011/2012
Grade 7-8:
Day student: $14,500
Canadian Boarder: $39,770
International Boarder: $44,500

Grade 9-11:
Day student: $17,200
Canadian Boarder: $41,000
International Boarder: $44,500

Grade 12:
Day student: $18, 700
Canadian Boarder: $42,500
International Boarder: $46,000


Tuition Refund Plan:  Tuition Refund Insurance

Credit card payments allowed   

Additional costs:

  • Technology Fee: $750 (annual) Boarding
  • Telephone Fee: $100 Boarding Dorm Room
  • General Fee: $200 Middle School, $220 Freshman, $230 Sophomore, $240 Junior, $250 Senior
  • English as a Second Language: $2,000
  • 2011/2012 Enrollment fee: Day student: $750; Canadian Boarder: $2000; International Student: $3000
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Private Tutoring
  • Private Music Lessons
  • Private Laundry Service


Summer School: Yes

Website: www.bishopscollegeschool.com

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