Balmoral Hall School

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Basic Information

Address: 630 Westminster Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3M 3N6
Phone Number: +1 (204) 784-1600
Fax Number: +1 (204) 774-5534
Director/Owner: Joanne Kamins

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Additional Information

Ages: Boarding is Grade 6 - 12, Day School is age 2 through Grade 12
Accreditation/Affiliation: Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools
School Types: Independent Boarding and Day School for Girls

Local Day Tuition: starts at $14,420, Boarding Tuition: $65,200

Financial Aid:

Up to 50% on tuition and boarding, based on need

Enrollment: Year-round, dependent on availability of space
School Setting:

Located on the banks of the Assiniboine River, our urban campus has an expansive green-space, on-site boarding facility and, opening in 2019, the Centre for Arts & Design (a state-of-the-art facility focusing on creative thinking and innovative technologies).

School Size: 500
Classroom Size: 20 student max/classroom.

Our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) curriculum begins in our BH Beginnings program, and is delivered through real-world learning experiences as students progress. Off-campus experiential learning weeks begin in Junior and Middle School, with a visit to study polar bears in the wild being a particular highlight of the Grade 9 year. In Senior School, our personalized education matches girls with careers they may be interested in through our recently established mentorship program.

Exams: Balmoral Hall is an ACT/SAT testing centre, we also provide ACT/SAT preparation for our students All other exams administered as dictated by curriculum
Percentage of Graduating Class: 100% of graduates accepted to post-secondary programs of choice
Support Services:

Post-secondary preparation, academic language support (includes IELTS preparation, as well as individualized support for each student), wellness

Computer Capabilities:

School-wide wi-fi and security, bring-your-own-device program

Extracurricular Activities: Student government (Prefect system) Elite athletics: Hockey and Volleyball Debate & Public speaking Performing Arts: choirs, musical theatre Robotics club Computer coding club Girls for the World (social justice and community service) Youth in Philanthropy Student newspaper
Uniform Guidelines:

Monday to Friday with a variety of combinations to choose from.

Admissions Requirements:

Application, interview (in person or via internet)

Admissions Deadline: Rolling admissions - students accepted year-round
Mission Statement:

Inspiring the imagination and courage to excel, to reach, to lead, to care.

School History:

Balmoral Hall School was established in 1901 as Havergal College. The doors were opened on 122 Carlton Street under the direction of Miss Mary Jane Dalton. Havergal’s name was changed in 1917 to Rupert’s Land College to end the confusion with the institution of the same name in Toronto, and to link the school more closely with the West.

Aikins House was a gift to the United Church of Canada from Sir James Aikins upon his death in 1929. He stipulated in his will that it be used as a school for girls, and bequeathed a further amount for its upkeep. Sir Aikins’ son, Col. G.H. Aikins also presented his own home (the Red House) to the cause. As a result, Riverbend School for Girls, named after the first building, was opened in September 1929 at the present site of Balmoral Hall School.

By 1950, a decline in students had created deficits at both schools. Rupert’s Land Carlton Street facility did not allow for expansion, so it was agreed that the schools would amalgamate to the Riverbend campus. The new school was named Balmoral Hall after Balmoral Castle in Scotland, one of the homes of Britain’s Royal Family. School began in September 1950, under the direction of Miss Gwendolyn Murrell-Wright.

Travel/Living Accommodations: Fully appointed boarding facility with large common area, modern communal kitchen, and private bedrooms within shared suites.
Notes/School Information:

About Boarding at Balmoral Hall School

Residence Staff work closely with the student elected Residence Prefect to promote the participation of boarders in school activities and organize special events. They also encourage participation in many after school activities including the Blazers athletic program. Every weekend an optional activity is planned for students such as attending the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, snowboarding or rock climbing. Other students may opt to go to the movies or attend a friend's hockey game. Weekends can be cultural, educational, busy or quiet but mostly weekends are a time to have fun and relax.

All residence students are members of the Winnipeg Winter Club premiere fitness facility. Students have access to tennis, badminton, swimming, ice skating, and fitness equipment. As well students are encouraged to take private music instruction, dance, or equestrian.

Students will experience four very distinct seasons throughout the year. In October the leaves will begin to change colour and soon the snow will fall. Warm winter clothes will be required for the average winter temperature of -25 Celsius and for skating on the river trail behind residence. In March everything will melt and the green grass will begin to show. Soon we will be planning a trip to the beach on a day when the average June temperature is +25 Celsius.