Bishop Strachan School Foundation
Toronto, ON M4V 1X2
Head of School: Deryn Lavell
Board Chair: Sarah Kavanagh
Charitable Reg. #: 89103 6048 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #184
Avg. Compensation $96,246
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Bishop Strachan School Foundation:
In 1867, the founders of The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) opened their doors with the intention of educating girls and teaching them how to be leaders. Today, BSS’s mission is to provide each student the opportunity to develop her unique voice, confidence and sense of purpose. BSS specializes in the learning needs of girls and uses an approach that integrates a student’s intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, physical and ethical growth.
The Junior School uses a Reggio-inspired approach of inquiry-based learning. The Middle School program focuses on the needs of young women at a transitional stage. The Senior School provides a multitude of programs and learning opportunities for girls, including an advanced placement program.
In F2012, BSS had about 900 students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12, including 75 boarding students. These students represented 14 different countries. 44 students attended BSS through needs-based scholarships from the school in F2012. BSS boasts that 100% of senior school graduates were accepted into university.
In F2012, BSS’s administrative costs were 18% of revenues and fundraising costs were 4% of donations. In addition to the expenses listed below, BSS spent $855k on capital expenditures in F2011 and $2.8m in F2012. BSS has funding reserves of $30.0m (including $16.9m of donor-endowed funds), which cover annual program costs 1.4 times.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||17.8%||15.8%||16.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||4.0%||3.6%||3.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||139.2%||154.4%||147.5%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||26,430||25,180||24,350|
|Business activities (net)||232||227||271|
|Bank And Other Charges||128||101||88|
|Cash flow from operations||2,716||3,190||3,798|