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Welcome! We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about Glenlyon Norfolk School. Our campuses may be closed, but our team is ready to make sure that your GNS Admissions Experience is not.
Thank you for your interest in Glenlyon Norfolk School! On this site, you will get a sense of the depth and breadth of our programs in academics and beyond. You will be introduced—perhaps for the first time—to the International Baccalaureate and the Round Square, two aspects of GNS which set us apart and of which we are justifiably proud. You will discover the range of age-appropriate co-curricular opportunities available to all of our students from soccer to badminton, photography to musical theatre, and debate to international service. You will witness the benefits of attending a day school, one we all come to in the morning and go home from at the end of the day making parents important partners in their children’s education. And you will learn about our international outlook where students from around the world take part in our unique Family Boarding program and live with members of the GNS community allowing their school experience to become a cultural, family one.
If GNS sounds like a good fit for your family, we encourage you to contact our Admissions team or to fill out an Inquiry Form to start the admissions process. We are also pleased to invite you to book a private small-group tour with us throughout the summer. If you are interested in scheduling a visit, please email, and we can arrange it for you. Families interested in booking an on-site tour should review our Summer 2020 Campus Visit Protocols before confirming their appointment.

How to Apply to GNS

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  • 1. Tour of GNS

    We are ready to welcome families for tours on campus through scheduled appointments by emailing us at Please review the Summer Campus Visit Protocols prior to arranging an appointment. You may also choose to get a glimpse of the GNS experience through a Virtual Tour.
  • 2. Inquire

    Prospective families interested in having their child considered for admission at Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) are encouraged to complete the Admissions Inquiry Form. Once the inquiry has been received, families may then receive an invitation to our online application form.
  • 3. Initial Meeting

    We will schedule an initial meeting with your family and our Admissions Team via Skype or Google Meet to provide you with an overview of GNS, our admission process, and to answer any questions you may have. For older students, we can also schedule a "shadow day" visit with current students, to allow your child to ask questions and get to know potential peers.
  • 4. Math and English Assessment

    Once an application has been completed, each student will complete assessment testing while being invigilated by a member of our Admission Staff via Google Meet. Our testing is a standardized, multiple-choice test and covers math (problem-solving) and English (reading comprehension and writing), and takes approximately 1.5 hours. There is nothing your child should do to prepare for our testing.
  • 5. Interviews (for Grade 6-12 applicants only)

    Interviews will be conducted via Skype or Google Meet. Students do not need to prepare for the interview in any way. The interview is informal, and is designed to help us get to know your child a bit better! It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Natalie Gaines, mother of Taagen '24

As a newcomer to GNS, I have been overwhelmed with the outstanding support system for my son.

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  • Our Promise to our Students

    We will work to understand, challenge and support you to do your best and realize your potential as a whole person each day and throughout life.
  • Our Mission

    To challenge and support each of our students to do their best through truth and courage in learning and in life.
  • Our Vision

    To prepare outstanding citizens of character who will contribute to the world through their leadership, their commitment to service and their understanding that we are all responsible for the future of our communities.

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