International Students

International students holding country flags

For over 22 years, Glenlyon Norfolk School has been welcoming international students from around the world.

Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) is a co-educational, university preparatory school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more than one hundred years, our school has offered a first-class education that combines academics, athletics, fine arts and citizenship. Located in the neighbourhood of Oak Bay, the GNS campus is inclusive, secure and welcoming, and is in close proximity to big city amenities but surrounded by west coast forests and the Pacific Ocean.

We welcome students from countries around the world including Germany, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, France, Italy, Korea, Nigeria, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, India and China. International students enjoy small class sizes, academic curricula enriched by the International Baccalaureate, English Acquisition support, numerous co-curricular opportunities, and a welcoming community.

International students at the school may take part in our unique Family Boarding Program where they live with members of the GNS community, including current families, teachers and staff members.

International students are required to attend our HeadStart program—a one week orientation program that takes place the week before classes start in September. Visit our HeadStart Program page for more information.

Explore BC

Explore BC Club

The Explore BC Club provides opportunities for students to explore Vancouver Island and beautiful, surrounding areas. Trips are open to all Middle and Senior School Students, but we hope that our international students choose to take part. This fall, students have travelled to Salt Spring Island and Cathedral Grove, and more trips are being planned for the upcoming year.

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