The apartment style residence on campus features 22 spacious suites each with a private bath and contemporary furnishings. A large common room, snack kitchen, and laundry facility reflect a home atmosphere. Each suite has a telephone and wireless internet use. All residence students are members of the Winnipeg Winter Club, which provides extensive fitness and recreational programs.
Students are under the constant care and supervision of the Director of Residence and several Assistants who live in residence. The Head of School and Director of Residence assume guardianship for international students. Every effort is made to create a nurturing, homelike atmosphere for the students.
Upon arrival, a school representative at the Winnipeg airport meets all new international students. During the first few days, students participate in an orientation program that introduces them to the school and to Winnipeg. Parents are welcome to attend the first two days of this orientation.
Representatives from leading Canadian and American universities visit Balmoral Hall each year to present university options to students. On average, 99% of graduates continue to pursue their formal education. Graduates attend major universities in Canada and the United States. Over 50% of students receive university scholarships.
Bowling (F), Broomball (F), Cross Country Running (F), Cross Country Skiing (F), Equestrian (F), Figure Skating (F), Gymnastics (F), Nordic Skiing (F), Racketball (F), Rowing (F), Rugby (F), Running (F), Softball (F), Speed Skating (F), Squash (F), Swimming (F), Tennis (F), Volleyball (F), Weightlifting (F)
Athletics (F), Badminton (F), Basketball (F), Cross Country Running (F), Curling (F), Dragon Boat Racing (F), Golf (F), Hockey (F), Ice Hockey (F), Soccer (F), Track & Field (F), Ultimate Frisbee (F), Volleyball (F)
Balmoral Hall has a gymnasium and an athletic centre with two weight rooms. Students can join school teams in sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, rugby, hockey and can participate in extra curricular activities and inter-house sports during the school day. BH features one of Canada's leading elite prep female hockey teams with graduates earning scholarships to play for DI and DIII universities in the United States and Canada.
The Academy of Excellence affords a full range of after school and weekend activities in the arts, both visual and performing, dance, music, sports, and academics.
The Academy of Excellence offers elite training in both club volleyball and hockey thereby ensuring girls have access to a year round program to further their skill and competence.
Balmoral Hall's 12 acre campus includes modern, spacious classrooms and seminar rooms, a 14,000 book library with CD-ROM's, Internet, e-mail and computer access, a state of the art New Media Centre, wireless technology and laptop programs, superior physics and chemistry laboratories, a biology laboratory equipped with a greenhouse, and two new media centres (IBM and Apple).
Winnipeg itself offers wonderful advantages for an international student. Most important is that Winnipeg is a small, multicultural city of approximately 800,000 people. Consequently, Winnipeg experiences fewer of the large city problems, being more secure and easier for international students visit. At the same time, Winnipeg's size enables the school to provide a remarkable variety of cultural events (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Theatre Centre, etc.). Extensive social and sporting activities are also available to students. Balmoral Hall offers a music/drama centre, Performing Arts Centre (200 seat theatre), private music rooms, a dining hall, a senior school student common room with a fireplace, and the residence houses spacious facilities for home skills, design art, and photography.
Emphasis is placed on providing students with a well rounded Canadian experience. Parents of day girls are encouraged to have a house guest for a weekend, school breaks, or holidays. Trips to other major cities are also planned for international students to provide a horizon broadening experience. In the past, destinations have included Edmonton, Toronto, and Minneapolis.
Balmoral Hall School participates in several international student fairs, please contact the Admissions Office for when BHS will be in your city.
Tours are available year round, please contact the Admissions Office.