The entrance to our Admissions Office

Welcome to GNS!

5 Reasons to Choose Glenlyon Norfolk School

  1. GNS is an International Baccalaureate World Continuum School. Our students and teachers have embraced an internationally recognized 'gold' standard of education.
  2. GNS is a member of the Round Square—a worldwide network of innovative schools in 40 countries across five continents that share a common set of IDEALS.
  3. GNS is a day school—a school we all come to in the morning and go home at the end of the day. As a result, parents are important partners in their children's education.
  4. GNS is a school with an international outlook. International students at the school take part in our unique Family Boarding program where they live with members of the GNS community, including current families, teachers and staff members. Their Canadian experience transcends a school experience to become a cultural, family one.
  5. GNS is the only school in Canada with a Junior School campus on the ocean. As a result, Marine Adventure and Outdoor Education for students in grades JK to 12 is alive and well at GNS.

Need more reasons? Call the Admissions Office, 250.370.6801, fill out our Inquiry Form, or email admissions@mygns.ca for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!


GNS really does have a tight-knit community and they do present a lot of challenges to you. But they do give you a chance and the material and the opportunity to overcome those challenges and really grow as a person.

– Isobel Sweeney '18



I think specifically what IB does to get you prepared for university is the way in which they assess you. I'm very used to writing lots of essays and having strict deadlines.

– Kris Nielson '18



Going to a school and leaving is one thing, but if it's a school that you want to come back to—that's kind of amazing!

– Bella Szwender '18



Even though there is not as many people at GNS as in other schools, you feel included and that you have a place there. It's staff are so kind—there's a place for everybody and I think it's just an excellent environment for students of all kinds.

– Angus Silver '18



No matter what you choose to do at GNS, be it the arts or the sciences, you'll find like-minded people and you'll find a community where you fit in and where you are accepted.

– Marissa Smithson '18



GNS has created an environment where you're never afraid to express yourself or take chances.

– Lucas Darke '18



I think anyone could do the DP—it just depends on what you are interested in. It you take the subjects that you are interested in, even if you want to do those as a partial IB candidate, you could definitely do that. There's just a lot of time management that goes into the full DP, but it's not that extreme if you manage your time well.

– Ella Chan '18