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Admissions

Welcome! We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about Glenlyon Norfolk School. Our campuses may be closed, but your GNS Admissions Experience is not.
Welcome to our Virtual Admissions Office! 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 GNS GO!, or Gryphons Online!, thedistance learning planwe are following to ensurecontinuity of learningduring the school closure. Our staff are excited about this new learning journey and are using creativity and ingenuity to ensure all our students, local and international, have access to an engaging educational experience.

The steps to apply for both domestic and international students in our virtual environment are listed below. We look forward to meeting you!

How to Apply to GNS

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Virtual Tour of GNS

    We would have loved to show you around our campuses and introduce you to our teachers and students, but while we are closed, we still want to give you 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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