The Grade 12 Year at Bishop's College School

Direct access to universities in Quebec, Canada and around the world.

Our diplomas are recognized by universities around the world. With the required prerequisites, students in grade 11 (Form VI) will receive a Quebec secondary studies diploma (DES), while students who complete grade 12 (Form VII) can obtain the New Brunswick Secondary School Diploma (NBSSD).

BCS students graduating from Grade 12 are eligible to apply to university in Quebec, Canada, and internationally.

BCS is proud to be an IB World School offering the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, as well as course certificates, which includes a wide variety of IB courses available to students in Grades 11 and 12. Please visit the International Baccalaureate page on our website to learn more.

Please note that university policies are subject to change and certain programs may have specific requirements. 

What's unique about Grade 12 at BCS?

List of 5 items.

  • One-on-One University Guidance

    Our university counsellor is eager to assist students in choosing a college or university that matches their interests, abilities and career aspirations. Students also have access to teachers, tutors and advisors for guidance and encouragement throughout the application process. In recent years, our graduates have been offered admission to many top universities in Canada and the rest of the world, including: McGill, University of Toronto, Waterloo, University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics.
  • Network of Support

    Students benefit from an additional year in our structured environment with small class sizes, faculty advisor meetings and a strong network of support. Learning strategists at the R.D.W. Howson Enrichment Centre help students develop confidence, set goals, manage their time, rank their priorities and find strategies to help them succeed in university. Help is also available in preparing students for their SAT test and Advance Placement tests.
  • Access to University Courses and Credits

    Grade 12 students in high academic standing have a unique opportunity to further excel through our Bridge Program with neighbouring Bishop's University. Eligible students can enroll in a first-year university course of their choice, giving them exposure to lecture-based instruction and advanced curriculum. Students receive university credit for successfully completing courses, helping to accelerate their post-secondary studies and catch the eye of university admissions offices.
  • Tailored Education

    With an average class size of only 15 students, the teaching and learning environment at BCS is distinctly different from those typically found at other post-secondary institutions. Grade 12 students thrive in this intimate atmosphere, actively participating in class discussions, debates and other cross-curricular projects and sports. Teachers make a point of getting to know their students in order to offer the best possible educational experience. Students choose 7 different classes of which only English is mandatory thus tailoring their program to the required courses for their future application to university.
  • Window to the World

    BCS students have the privilege of studying alongside classmates from all around the world. Living and learning in such a multicultural milieu teaches students to embrace diversity and helps prepare them for a challenging university career. BCS provides a solid educational foundation while simultaneously nurturing relationships that span the globe and last a lifetime.


Our Admissions team would be happy to provide more information. Here's a complete schedule of all upcoming Admissions Travel – they may be coming to your town soon.

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