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A word from our Head of School

Welcome to Bishop's College School (BCS), an esteemed international independent English, all-gender boarding and day school nestled within Quebec’s picturesque Eastern Townships. Founded in 1836, BCS has a distinguished history of preparing students from grades 7 to 12 for university and beyond.

At BCS, we are more than just a school—we are a vibrant community and a close-knit family. Our campus spans 250 acres of natural beauty, where over 250 students from more than 35 countries live, learn, play, and grow together. Here, students don’t just study—they challenge themselves, expand their horizons, and excel in ways they never imagined.

Our core values—Lead, Grow, Engage, Experience, Explore—guide every facet of our students' journeys. Within our diverse and inclusive community, each individual is encouraged to contribute their unique talents and perspectives. Our dedicated teachers inspire and empower students through hands-on learning experiences, fostering the development of tomorrow’s leaders.

Beyond academics, BCS boasts a vibrant student life enriched by caring Houseparents, coaches, and adults who mentor and support our students in every aspect of their growth. From competitive sports teams to artistic pursuits and community service initiatives, our students thrive in a supportive environment that encourages exploration and personal development.

At BCS, we treasure our deep-rooted history and enduring traditions—many of which I had the privilege to participate in as a student here and that remain vibrant today. These beloved customs, like our annual Mountain Day climb and our Winter Carnival, not only mark significant milestones but also cultivate lasting memories and lifelong friendships among our alumni.

As you explore our website, we invite you to discover how BCS creates a caring community where cultures connect and every individual matters. Whether you are considering BCS for your child’s education or simply curious about our vibrant community, we look forward to welcoming you into the BCS family. Please do not hesitate to reach out!


Best regards,

Kurt A. Johnson, BCS'84
33rd Head of School


Kurt A. Johnson, BCS'84
Head of School
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Sheila Lyster
Assistant to the Head of School
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Of all the positions I’ve held and roles I’ve played at BCS, by far the most fulfilling for me has been my role as a BCS parent. Watching up close the energy and passion that defines the BCS community, and seeing first-hand the positive impact it can have on the lives of young people, has inspired me to accept this new challenge. I am committed to further building and strengthening our community, so that others may join me in experiencing the uniquely transformative power of BCS for many years to come. I can’t wait to get started.

Interim Head of School, Kurt A. Johnson, BCS'84



Senior Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is comprised of seven directors and our Head of School, who work together to lead the implementation of BCS's strategic direction, ensuring appropriate resources are in place and effectively managed to achieve our goals.



Student Leadership

Each year, students elected by their peers and the school community become prefects. Prefects work closely with the Student Life department to ensure the student voice is heard, contribute to decision-making, and guide new Bears as they acclimate to school life. These student leaders embody the values of our school, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all.

Kokomi Yoshida
Dylan Trejo
Hongbo Sun
Alistair Soutar
Simon Picard
Victoria Houston
Arielle Houde
Alexi Gachelin
Valerie Fu
Félix-Antoine Emond


The school’s management and operations teams are led by Mr. Kurt A. Johnson, BCS'84, Head of School, and are overseen by the Association Board of Directors. The school’s endowment funds and assets are held by the Bishop’s College School Foundation. Both entities are incorporated and are tax-exempt, registered charitable organizations under the Income Tax Act in Canada.

The Boards are entrusted with the fiduciary responsibility of oversight of the affairs of the school and the stewardship of its assets. Directors and trustees have a duty to make decisions and implement policies in the best interests of the school and are bound by a Board Code of Conduct.

BCS Association Board of Directors

Our Association Board of Directors is dedicated to the successful governance and sustenance of Bishop’s College School. They generously give their time and expertise to serve our school, supporting us in achieving our mission, pursuing our vision, and upholding our core values.

Our Standing Committees of the Association Board

BCS Foundation Board of Directors

The school’s endowment funds and assets are held by the Bishop’s College School Foundation.