The essence of BCS is the strength of our academic program.

We teach students to think critically, creatively and independently.

Small classes

Our classes are small, with an average of 15 students, to ensure that each student receives ample attention. We don't follow a 'one size fits all' strategy – teachers tailor their approach in order to meet each student's needs. Students are encouraged to actively engage with the material and participate in class discussions and activities.

Effort Ratings

Each student's class participation is evaluated on a bi-weekly basis. These ratings serve several purposes: they encourage students to do their best every week; they help identify students who may need extra supervision and attention during prep time (homework); and they keep parents informed of their child's progress. The Effort List is posted on a notice board and read aloud in Chapel. It is also available online for parents. Read more.

Committed teachers

BCS teachers are energetic, passionate and inspiring people who care deeply about student success. They challenge students appropriately, provide individualized attention and set high standards. The network of support continues outside the classroom with other teachers, advisors, houseparents and staff. Outside of class time, they coach sports, participate in activities, offer extra help and mentor students. Many teachers live right on campus or within walking distance.

Advisor program

Student are paired with an Advisor (faculty or staff), who will be an advocate and supporter throughout the year. They meet in small groups every Thursday morning to talk about current events, social issues, academic challenges or personal growth. The relationship is also academically-oriented – the Advisor will help ensure the student is on the path to success and will communicate with parents as needed. Students are welcome to stop in to see their Advisor any time they wish.

Recognizing achievement

Head of School's List
Students who obtain an overall average of 85 percent or higher on their report card are named to the Head of School's List.

Honour Roll
Students who obtain an average of 80 to 84 percent on their report card are named to the Honour Roll.

Interested in taking university classes for credit?

Find out how you can enroll in university classes in your final year at BCS through the Bridge Program.

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