Bur Oak Secondary School (BOSS) is a public secondary school in Markham, Ontario, Canada established in 2007, and is part of the York Region District School Board. The school was named after the road which it is built on. Bur Oak had 1004 students as of September 2009.
BOSS offers a four-year Core French program, which, unlike other French programs in the board, has an intensive focus on French culture and history, in addition to grammar and structure. BOSS has 6 satellite councils including: Athletics Council, Business Council, Community Council, Events Council, Global Action Council, and Music Council. Student Council consists of the student body elected President and Vice-President and the director and vice-director of each satellite council. BOSS also offers numerous clubs including: Announcement Team, Badminton Team, Improv Team, Break dance Club, Muslim Student Association, Peer Tutoring Club, White Pine Readers, Art Club, Stock and Investments Club, DECA, Mathematics Club,Computer Club, and Zero Footprint.
According to the 2011 Fraser Institute report, BOSS was ranked 15 out of 718 secondary schools in Ontario.
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