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FAQs

Here are responses to some frequently asked questions about Bayview Glen. If you have any other questions, please contact our school directly at 416.443.1030.

What is the benefit of a coed education?

Recent research on gender learning styles reinforces the importance for boys and girls to be together as they learn at school. A coed education prepares students for the real world. It offers opportunities to understand that we must all act as equals and respect all opinions and input regardless of gender.
 
On virtually every available measure, there is considerable overlap between males and females. We must focus on what is gender shared and teach to each student’s learning style and strengths.
 
Co-education remains the most valuable and realistic option to help boys and girls interact as equals, relate to each other as valued collaborators, worthy opponents and interesting individuals.

What are the entry years?

Preschool (ages 2 and 3 years), junior kindergarten and Grade 5 are entry years. Students may apply to non-entry years however, space may be more limited and rely on attrition.

What are the entrance requirements?

Admission is based on a family visit in the younger years. The criteria for entrance in Grades 1 to 12 include: a review of school reports and transcript, a class visit (Grades 1 to 8) or interview (Grades 9 to 12), completion of an entrance assessment (Grades 1 to 5) or essay (Grades 6 to 12) and availability.

Do students bring their lunch to school?

Students in the Preschool, Lower and Prep Schools are provided with nutritious snacks and a hot lunch daily, included in their tuition. We discourage food coming to school to help manage various food allergies and diet restrictions. Catering is done onsite and a menu is posted per term on the website. Upper School students have the option of buying their lunch from the cafeteria or bringing in the lunch from home.

Are extended hours available?

Extended hours are available starting at 7:45 a.m. and extending the day until 6:00 p.m. There is no charge for the early morning programme. The cost of the after school programme depends on a student’s involvement. Children may participate in study hall, clubs, music lessons, team sports and after school care.
 

What is Round Square?

Round Square is an organization of international schools who celebrate the ideals:  internationalism, democracy, environment, adventure, leadership and service. All of which are an important part of the programme. Students in the Prep and Upper Schools may choose to participate in exchanges, service projects or conferences with other member schools.
 

Is transportation available?

Door to door transportation is available to students living within the busing boundary. One or two way service is available.

How can parents be involved?

Parent involvement is encouraged. The hub of volunteering is through the Parent Association. The Parent Association run the uniform shops, organize the sale and resale of textbooks and host friend raising and fundraising events throughout the year. Parents may also be class or grade reps, coaches and attend field trips. 

What other costs can I expect?

All tuition related fees are noted on the Fee Schedule. Other extra costs include uniform, after school programmes, school trips, team sports, textbooks, tablet, transportation and Upper School lunch.

Are bursaries and scholarships available?

Families interested in financial assistance are asked to complete an online application through Apple Financial, www.applefinancialservices.ca. Applications are reviewed based on need. Recommendations about eligibility and suggested bursary amounts are made to the Business Office and reviewed by the Finance Committee of the Board.
 
Students in Grades 6 through 11, who qualify, may apply to write scholarship exams. Successful students receive a scholarship towards their next year’s school fees at graduation.

Where do Bayview Glen graduates go?

Grade 12 students graduate to the university and programme of choice and attend universities in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Bayview Glen grads leave prepared to successfully meet the challenges of post-secondary studies in diverse fields.

Does Bayview Glen offer AP or IB?

Bayview Glen is an Advanced Placement school and provides senior students with the opportunity to study a first year university course while in high school. The flexibility of AP allows students to tackle enriched studies in subjects of interest where their strengths and passions are. AP studies help prepare grads for post-secondary success.

When is the best time to visit?

The best way to learn more about Bayview Glen is to plan a visit. Visitors are welcome to contact the Admissions Office to schedule a time to explore and ask questions.

Would you like to know more?

To learn more about Bayview Glen, please contact the Admission Office at 416.443.1030, Ext. 605. The Director of Admissions, Judy Maxwell, would be happy to assist you.

I’ve noticed that some families make donations to Bayview Glen. Why is this support necessary and what is the average gift?

Bayview Glen’s tuition fees cover our classroom and operating costs, but enhancements to our programs and activities are only possible through the vision and support of our donors. As a donor, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have made a positive difference in the lives of our students. You will be recognized in our Giving Societies, on our Donor Walls, and listed in our Annual Report. What’s more, as Bayview Glen is a registered non-profit, your gift of support is tax deductible. The amount is entirely your choice, but we do advise families to consider an annual donation of $1,500. For more information, please visit the Support BVG section on our website.