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Boarding Life

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Students choose boarding at BCS because they want to be challenged academically, athletically, creatively, and personally in our unique bilingual and multicultural environment.

Our structured boarding program helps students develop independence and personal responsibility, preparing them for the university environment. Approximately 85% of our students are in our seven-day boarding program. Boarding houseparents are supported by assistant houseparents and residence assistants.

Houses feature common rooms, internet access, TVs, and kitchens stocked with healthy snacks and students can cook and bake at night or on weekends. Each house also runs its own tuck shop, where students can purchase treats and the proceeds go into the house’s activities fund.

With the high boarding population, boarding life is a big part of the BCS experience, and the social hub lives at BCS throughout the weekend. Our 250-acre campus and its location in the heart of the Eastern Townships features a beautiful blend of both urban and rural. Within walking distance of campus, students have access to hiking, biking, running, and cross-country skiing trails and a river to go fishing. In addition, students are able to sign out of campus with their houseparents, and walk into Lennoxville to visit local coffee shops, restaurants, pharmacies, and grocery stores. Students can also use Uber Eats to order food from their favourite restaurants.

A Day in the Life of a Boarding Student

7:30 AM to 8:10 AM

Stop by the dining hall anytime with your friends to start off your day with our hot breakfast buffet.
 

8:15 AM to 8:35 AM

Chapel (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) gathering with entire school community for morning announcements and an all-school singalong, or small group Advisory Group meetings with a designated faculty advisor (One morning per week).

8:40 AM to 10:45 AM

Engage and collaborate with your friends in your morning class blocks (about one hour per class block).

10:45 AM TO 11:05 AM

Break time! Visit the dining hall for a prepared snack, go to the Student Centre with your friends for some foosball or table tennis, or hangout outside in the Quad.

11:05 AM to either 12:05 PM or 12:20 PM

Head to one more class before lunch.

12:05 PM to 1:15 PM

Ross Dining Hall features a selection of protein options, vegetarian and vegan options, hot soups, fresh fruit, full salad bar, and decadent desserts.

1:15 PM to 3:20 PM

Your final two class blocks of the day.

4:00 PM

The start of our afternoon activities. You will be able select a sport, activity, or art in the afternoon that you will partake in throughout the trimester. See our crease options.

6:00 PM

Meet up with your friends at Ross Dining Hall for dinner and then enjoy some free time around campus and in our Student Centre until Prep time.

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Check-in for Prep time (boarding students). Day students are welcome to stay until 9:30 PM. Students can do work in their houses or receive extra help from one of our teachers or subject tutors available every school night during the week in our Enrichment Centre.

9:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Spend time with friends in residence until lights out. (Lights out varies between 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM depending on grade.) See the Student Handbook for more information.