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What makes Glenlyon Norfolk School unique?

Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) is the only school in Victoria and on Vancouver Island that is both an International Baccalaureate World Continuum School and a member school of the Round Square. The former means that GNS teachers and staff have embraced an internationally recognized 'gold' standard of education. The IB is an inquiry-based approach to teaching which means children in JK to Grade 12 are actively engaged in their learning. Our membership in the Round Square is an articulation of ideals that include internationalism, democracy, environmental stewardship, outdoor activity, leadership and service.

GNS is an OUTSTANDING community-based school with incredibly dedicated staff, wonderful cross-grade interaction and support, strong academics, great athletics, excellent volunteer opportunities and a first class outdoor education program.

– Lindiann Hopkins,
past parent of two GNS Alumni

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.

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.

GNS is the only school in Canada with a Junior School on the ocean. As a result, Marine Adventure and Outdoor Education for students in grades JK to 12 is alive and well at GNS.

And there is so much more! Call the Admissions Office, 250.370.6801, fill out our Inquiry Form, or email for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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