Why Burnhamthorpe? At a glance

Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Adult Learning Centre (BCALC) offers a variety of credit courses for students wishing either to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma or needing to upgrade in preparation for college or university admission requirements.

The Ed-Vance Program is for students aged 18-20, and the Adult Program is for students who are 21 years of age and over. Both programs offer preparation for the college, university, and workplace. We also offer Co-Operative Education, English as a Second Language, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).


37 full-time teachers

5 part-time teachers

Average years of experience 10 years

60% of advanced degrees

Maximum Class Size

20:1 student to teacher

20 students per class

Smaller groups for language

Graduated 2017

In 2017 Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute achieved the following graduating statistics:
  • Graduated
  • Retake
  • Drop Out
Question Answer
Name Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute
Principal Patrick Knight
Students 1,000 from around the world
Faculty 37 Full-time, 5 Part-time
Alumni 25,000 since 1956
Superintendent Leila Girdhar-Hill
Trustee Fowzia Mahamed