Bishop's College School
Founded in 1836, Bishop’s College School is located in the Eastern Townships of the province of Quebec, approximately 160kilometres east of Montreal. BCS is a co-educational boarding school for Grades 7 to 12 offering the International BaccalaureateDiploma Programme. There are eight residences on the 250-acre campus with approximately 40 day students. Students at BCScome from across Canada and from over 35 countries throughout the world; 25% of our students list French as their mother tongue.
BCS is granted a permit by the Quebec Ministry of Education (theMinistère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignment supérieur-MEES) as aninstitution declared ‘in the public interest’. As a result, BCS must
follow the MEES curriculum. All courses from Grades 7 to 12 (FormsII-VII) at BCS are enriched well beyond provincial requirements.Additionally, a Bilingual Option program is available.The school year consists of 180 days, including examinationperiods. The school operates on a nine-day cycle with five periodsper day. Class sizes range from five to 18 students, with an averageof 15 students per class.In order to earn a Quebec Secondary School Diploma (DES) at theend of Grade 11 (also known as Form VI or Secondary V) at BCS, astudent must complete a minimum of 54 credits during Grades 10and 11. Required credits include English Language Arts, French,Mathematics, Science, and History. Students who have completedall of the requirements of the Quebec Education Program at the end of Grade 11 are eligible to apply to a CEGEP (junior college inQuebec).
BCS students have three options at the Senior School level:
- They can achieve a Canadian High School Diploma that is accredited by the New Brunswick Ministry of Education.
- They can achieve a combination of a Canadian High SchoolDiploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) coursecertificates.
- They can achieve the full International Baccalaureate (IB)Diploma Programme.