Bayview Glen School

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Bayview Glen School
Bayview glen logo.png
Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.
275 Duncan Mill Road
Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3H9
Coordinates 43°45′40.5″N 79°21′03.5″W / 43.761250°N 79.350972°W / 43.761250; -79.350972Coordinates: 43°45′40.5″N 79°21′03.5″W / 43.761250°N 79.350972°W / 43.761250; -79.350972
School type Independent, Elementary School and High School
Founded 1962
School number 887188
Principal Eileen Daunt
Grades PK-12
Enrollment 1019 (2011–2012)
Language English
Colour(s) Green, gold, grey, navy, white and burgundy                         
Mascot Gryphon

Bayview Glen School (also known as Bayview Glen or BVG) is a private school in Toronto, Canada established in 1962. Bayview Glen is a co-educational, multicultural, non-denominational, university preparatory day school. The school is located in North York on Duncan Mill Road near the intersection of Don Mills Road and York Mills Road.

Bayview Glen is a school from age 2 to Grade 12. The lower school is for students from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5. The Prep School, for Grades 6, 7 and 8, is located on the third floor in the lower school building. There is a preschool campus for students between the ages of 2 and Junior Kindergarten. The Upper School is for students in Grades 9 to 12, located in a separate campus on Moatfield Drive across the street from the lower school. Bayview Glen is a member of Round Square and CISAA.


Bayview Glen was founded in 1962 by L. Doreen (née Barwick) Hopkins as a nursery school and day camp housed in a barn in the Don River Valley located north of York University's Glendon College Campus on Bayview Avenue at Lawrence Avenue East near Crescent School. It was also where Crestwood School is currently located.

By 1964, Bayview Glen had expanded to include students from age two to Grade 1, and an adjoining property was acquired. By 1969, new buildings had been added and the school grew to include students through to Grade 6.

In 1980, Mrs. Hopkins died, and the L. Doreen Hopkins Foundation took control in overseeing the furtherance of the founder's dream. The barn was closed and a permanent facility was built in its place. There was still no room for an Upper School so space was leased from an engineering firm at 275 Duncan Mill Road. In 1985, four teachers, and a grade 7 and 8 class made the move into the renovated office space. Through the rest of the decade, one grade per year was added. In 1989, the valley property was sold and the Lower School moved to the Duncan Mill Campus.

In 1991, The Doreen Hopkins Foundation was taken over by the Macmarmon Foundation and Terry Guest was appointed Headmaster. Also in 1991, Bayview Glen had its first graduating class. In 1998, Bayview Glen acquired the Upper School Campus.

In September 2000, the Upper School was opened by HRH The Duke of York. The site was complete with a double gymnasium and theatre complex. In 2001, Terry Guest left Bayview Glen and took up the position of Executive Director of Round Square, of which the school is a member. He was succeeded by Stuart Grainger, who was Headmaster until 2003. He is currently the Headmaster of Trinity College School in Port Hope.

Eileen Daunt was appointed Head of School in 2003. In 2007, Bayview Glen celebrated its 45th birthday.

Bayview Glen celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2011-12 academic year.


Bayview Glen is home to sports events attended by multiple CISAA schools across Ontario. Students at Upper school have access to a workout facility, and a gymnasium complemented by a rock climbing wall. Also available is a field located in front of the Upper school building and an artificial turf field at the back of the school. School sports teams have won CISAA championships. In 2005, Paul Slovenski became the Director of Athletics.

In the 2012-2013 academic year, Bayview Glen sports teams won 16 CISAA Championships, surpassing the old record of 10 plaques achieved during the academic year just prior. Every age group from Under-11 to Under-20 was represented in the roster of championship teams.



  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Field hockey
  • Cross-country
  • Volleyball


  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball


  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Track and field
  • Ultimate frisbee

House system[edit]

Bayview Glen has four houses, named after Canadian Prime Ministers. Every student is placed in one of these houses. They are:

  • MacDonald (Green)
  • Laurier (Red)
  • Trudeau (Purple)
  • Mackenzie (Blue)

Notable alumni[edit]


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