Welcome to Mitchell Family House

Appropriately named in honour of the Mitchell family and the enormous impact they have had over five generations of active, generous, and leadership involvement at BCS and KHC, Mitchell Family House is setting a new standard for residential life. The residence fosters community, values, and character while creating a sense of warmth, connection, and belonging in the model of family life at home. The two residential floors arranged along hallways of four or five bedrooms create family-style microcommunities to cultivate a sense of belonging, comfort, and safety.

Designed for the future

Beyond its residential community, Mitchell Family House serves as an academic and social destination for all BCS students to enjoy. From the garden level terrace and agora-style teaching and learning space to the conference-ready lecture room in the basement, the building is ready for future generations of BCS students.

From an environmentally-friendly and sustainability perspective, the orientation and geometry of the building were developed in consideration of flood plains. The precast overhangs on both the front and back facades provide shading and modulate the sunlight coming into the building. The use of triple-glazed windows provides a connection with the outdoors, ample natural light, and a high-efficiency environment. Saving on space and creating a high-performance tight seal, the insulation for the building was installed as an outside membrane.
 
Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.