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Grier North House



We are Grier North!

A supportive and inclusive family atmosphere. We like hanging out together – we have wings on Friday nights, sushi nights, BBQs and we bake cookies. You'll find us playing chess and retro GameCube games like Starfox and Mario Brothers. We always celebrate birthdays with cake.

Grier House Group Photo

What's in a name

Grier House, built in 1960 (and divided into Grier North and Grier South in 1976), is named after Colonel Crawford Grier, the 19th Headmaster of BCS from 1931 to 1950. A veteran of the First World War, Col. Grier was appointed Headmaster in 1931, shortly after returning to civilian life from being an active member of the Canadian Field Artillery. From 1931 to 1942, he was an involved and proactive Head.

In February of 1942, he was appointed to the army staff at Washington with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, with Senior Housemaster F.R. Pattison taking on the duties of acting Headmaster. Shortly thereafter, Grier was named Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Army in 1943. That same year, he returned to BCS to perform the duties of inspecting officer at the BCS Annual Cadet Review.

Col. Grier was reinstated as Head in September 1944, remaining in this position until January 3, 1950. It was under his leadership that the BCS No. 2 Cadet Corps was outfitted in ‘Cadet Blues’ for the yearly cadet inspections.

Grier North Tie

Grier North House Tie


We like the boys to feel at home and we look for opportunities to find common interests, bringing them together with things like house traditions and celebrations. We have snacks, house clothing, decorations for special occasions and we celebrate successes together. We encourage the boys to be positive role models and to take charge of planning house activities to develop responsibility and leadership skills.Houseparent Randy Maxfield

Grier North Houseparents through the years

E. B. Pilgrim 1960-1961 • R. P. Bedard 1962-1972 • H. M. MacFarlane 1972-1976 • R. S. Perrier 1976-1982 • Mr. & Mrs. Gallagher 1982-1991 • Albert MacDonald 1991-1999 • Paul Fillion 1999-2001 • Daniel Leger 2001-2004 • Charles de Sainte-Marie 2004-2007 • Andrew Hopkins 2007-2017 • Randy Maxfield 2017-2023 • Josh Bray, BCS'15 2023-Present