Bishop’s College School was founded in 1836 as the Lennoxville Classical School by the Reverend Lucius Doolittle, who also served as the first Headmaster. Back then, the school was housed in the St. James’ Parsonage and within four years twenty-three boys were enrolled. Tuition fees were set at 15 shillings per quarter in the Lower Forms and 25 shillings for the Upper Forms, with board at £25 per annum (about $130 per year).

KHC and New Beginnings

King’s Hall, Compton (KHC) was an all-girls boarding school in nearby Compton. The school merged with BCS at the start of the 1972-73 school year, and BCS has been co-ed ever since.. In 1995, Nancy Layton was appointed Head of School and became the first female Head of a co-educational boarding school in Canada.

Honouring the past

The school continued to grow and prosper over the years; unfortunately, not all of its students shared the same fate during periods of conflict. BCS takes tremendous pride in the fact that hundreds of former students volunteered and fought for Canada during the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. The names of those who fell (65 boys and three masters in the First World War, 62 boys in the Second World War and one master in the Korean War) are remembered every year during the school’s Remembrance Day Service in November.

Vision of Excellence

Our primary goal continues to be the education of young people, enabling BCS students to benefit from a broader range of knowledge, a greater depth of understanding and a solid foundation of values.


Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.