The Bishop Strachan School (BSS), one of Canada’s oldest independent school for girls JK — Grade 12, prepares students for lifelong success through sport.
At BSS, students of all ages have the chance to participate in a variety of sports year round, allowing them to get involved, exercise and have fun. As with everything the school does, there is deep intention behind our athletics program. Head of School, Judith Carlisle, emphasizes that involvement in athletics provides an ideal balance of security, risk-taking and the occasional setback.
“Sport is a special place where so much comes together in the lives of girls,” she explains. “They gain confidence within a supportive team environment, while at the same time feeling the sting of making a mistake or losing a game. It is rare to experience only success on the field, ice or court. And this is a good thing. What we want most for our girls is to develop habits: the habit of trying something new, of learning from failure, of adapting to change.”
The school’s “athletics for everyone” philosophy means that all students have the opportunity to reap the extensive rewards of playing sports, whether they’re doing so competitively or for fun.
“Sport is a great builder of spirit,” concludes Ms. Carlisle. “All of our athletes and teams have it in them to showcase their excellence and their heart for the entire BSS community… I know all our girls and young women will find something they love to do or play at BSS and they will carry that throughout their lives.”
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