Balmoral Hall School’s motto, Meliora Petens, means “seeking better things”. That means we strive to do more than teach. We strive to instil a curiosity and love of learning that will last a lifetime. Each girl is encouraged to try a range of extra-curricular activities from athletics to art, debating to dancing. We endeavour to reinforce community values, so that in seeking better things, she is also doing better things.
Girls are encouraged to hone their learning and study skills as well as their interpersonal and leadership abilities, including dealing with issues such as conflict resolution and ethics. In the area of career enhancement, students have opportunities to connect with mentors through our partnerships with business and post-secondary institutions.
BH girls wear uniforms. Uniforms not only eliminate the fashion competition, but also foster a sense of belonging and team spirit. They encourage girls to express their individuality from within, in more creative and productive ways. They also teach girls to look beyond the superficial in others, and appreciate others for their unique personal qualities rather than their appearance.
Balmoral Hall School’s size and sense of community results in one of the most enduring non-academic benefits of the girls’ school experience – lifelong friendships. The importance of these friendships is a constant theme among students and alumnae.
This inclusive environment, coupled with the benefits of a small school with small classes, helps to create what we frequently refer to as “the BH Family”. That family is comprised of students, teaching staff, parents, grandparents and alumnae, all of whom are encouraged to get involved in the life of the school. Our school is an extension of your family, providing what one of our recent valedictorians called “a sanctuary of kindness and wisdom that many of us call our second home”.