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Welcome from the Principal

Get To Know 鶹Ƶ's Principal

    • Sarah believes wholeheartedly in 鶹Ƶ’s mission and vision and looks forward to leading the school, now in its 20th year, to benefit each of its students and remain at the forefront of education and character development.

Sarah Bruce is 鶹Ƶ’s third Principal; she has led the school since 2018.
Sarah joined 鶹Ƶ by way of Scotland, where she was Head of the International School of Aberdeen (ISA). Sarah was drawn to 鶹Ƶ: a co-educational, smaller school offering challenging academic programs and focused on personalized learning and the development of the whole child. 

Prior to ISA, Sarah worked at Havergal College for 14 years, taking on more and more leadership responsibilities during that time. Starting as a teacher and coach, Sarah then became Head of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics, followed by Senior School Dean of Students and finally Head of Upper School. Sarah’s international experience also includes teaching in Japan and Colombia and living in Belgium.
 
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and a Master of Education from the University of Toronto. Her specialist and leadership qualifications include principal, independent school leadership, health and physical education, guidance and career studies and special education. 

An accomplished athlete, Sarah has won numerous awards at the university and national levels and was a Canadian Olympic swimming team trialist for three Olympics. Sarah is certified in Outdoor Education / Mountain­eering and as a Climbing Instructor. An experienced camper, Sarah attended Camp Tanamakoon and has been a volunteer counsellor at Camp Oochigeas. She continues to enjoy the outdoors and embraces every opportunity to join a 鶹Ƶ Outdoor Education trip or participate in an active adventure with her family (Sarah’s children are 鶹Ƶ students ‘23 and ‘25).
 
A visionary leader who is passionate about teaching and student learning, Sarah has enormous enthusiasm for 鶹Ƶ’s mission and vision of an inclusive school providing high-challenge, high-support academics and character-building experiences that develop the whole person. With her leadership achievements at highly regarded schools in Toronto and abroad, Sarah believes wholeheartedly in 鶹Ƶ’s mission and vision and looks forward to leading the school, now in its 20th year, to benefit each of its students and remain at the forefront of education and character development.

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443 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4S 2L8
Tel: 416 482 9811
We acknowledge with gratitude the Ancestral lands upon which our main campus is situated. These lands are the Ancestral territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishinabek and the Wendake. The shared responsibility of this land is honoured in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and as settlers, we strive to care for the land, the waters, and all creatures in the spirit of peace. We are responsible for respecting and supporting the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. When away from this campus we vow to be respectful to the land by protecting and honouring it. We will create relationships with the people and the land we may visit by understanding the territories we enter and the nations who inhabit them.
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