Purpose and Vision

Synonymous With Excellence

At Brantford Collegiate Institute & Vocational School we believe that dignity and respect should govern all behaviour, that all can learn and that each person has worth. We are guided by the following principles:

  • Each person at BCI has the opportunity to grow in a safe and friendly environment, where discipline is not repressive, but where all students and staff will react respectfully and with the best interest of the student in mind.
  • We individualize, personalize and humanize curriculum to meet the needs of all students.
  • While academic achievement is the central focus, extra-curricular participation is a key ingredient in the life of this school.
  • We value each individual, and encourage all students to be creative and to take risks.
  • By setting goals and standards which are attainable, and by developing decision-making and problem solving skills, we cultivate self-esteem.
  • Achievement, effort, excellence, participation and citizenship are rewarded at BCI & VS, as students prepare to assume a responsible position in society.
  • Our common goal is growth, growth in knowledge, skills, positive attitudes, self-worth and self-discipline.

These are not only the ideals of our school, but also those of our community.

About BCI

A member of the Grand Erie District School Board, Brantford Collegiate Institute is a full service high school in the community of Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

The school was originally completed in 1910, but facilities were added over the years, most notably in the 1960's and 1970's.

The school was totally renovated in 2008-2011, retaining the facade of the 1910 building. Currently BCI has a student population of averaging 1400 students in grades 9 to 12.

BCI offers a full range of courses at the academic, applied, and locally developed levels. We work to ensure a diverse offering of courses in a variety of subject areas such as Technological Skills, Visual and Media Arts, Family Studies, Music, Dramatic Arts, etc.

BCI's community is enriched with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, and championship sports teams. We encourage our students to get involved and make the most of their secondary experience.

Finally, the school also offers educational programs in specific skill areas, such as Co-operative Education, French Immersion, the BCI-Laurier Program, as well as Specialist High Skills Major Programs in the following:

  • Stage and Screen
  • Health & Wellness
  • Manufacturing
  • Law

For information and pictures of BCI's Alumni Foundation visit: BCI Alumni Foundation Website













Bell Times

8:45 am: Warning Bell

8:50 am - 10:10 am: Period One

10:15 am - 11:30 am: Period Two

11:30 am - 12:20 pm: Lunch

12:20 pm - 1:35 pm: Period 3

1:40 pm - 2:55 pm: Period 4