Admissions Process

Domestic Students

1. Inquire
Prospective families interested in having their child considered for admission at Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) are encouraged to complete the Admissions Inquiry Form.

2. Apply
After you have submitted the Admissions Inquiry Form, a GNS account is created for you. Instructions will be forwarded to you about how to login to your GNS account and begin the application process.

3. Assessment
Assessments are conducted to help everyone confirm that the programs offered at GNS are a good fit with the applicant. GNS is looking for students who have the potential to be successful in an enriched, academic program, and who are keen to participate fully in the life of the school. Student assessments include: standardized math and English tests for Grades 3 to 12, and admission interviews for students in Grades 7 to 12. Parents or guardians of students applying to Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 will meet with the Junior School Principal. Assessments occur throughout the year as space permits, but most take place between November and April.

4. Decision
For Grades 1 to 12, within two weeks of applicants completing the admissions process, parents will be contacted and advised of the assessment results. All aspects of the process are taken under consideration to confirm that GNS is the right school for the student. And, provided we have space, the family will be asked to complete a registration package.

International Students

Students attending GNS from abroad are required to live either with their parent(s) or legal guardian, or with a GNS Family Boarding host. Students in the GNS Family Boarding program are eligible from either Grade 7 or Grade 8 depending on their previous experience living away from home, as well as the outcomes of the GNS admission process.

1. Inquire
Prospective families interested in having their child considered for admission at GNS are encouraged to complete the Admissions Inquiry Form.

2. Apply
After you have submitted the Admissions Inquiry Form, a GNS account is created for you. Instructions will be forwarded to you about how to login to your GNS account and begin the application process.

3. Assessment
Assessments are conducted to help everyone confirm that the programs offered at GNS are a good fit with the applicant. GNS is looking for students who have the potential to be successful in an enriched, academic program, and who are keen to participate fully in the life of the school. Student assessments for international students applying to GNS Family Boarding include: standardized math and English tests and admission interviews via Skype for students in Grade 7 to 12. For applicants with children below Grade 7 (12 years old) who are planning to move to Victoria, please contact the Admissions Office for further assessment details.

4. Decision
For Grades 1 to 12, within two weeks of applicants completing the admissions process, parents will be contacted and advised of the assessment results. All aspects of the process are taken under consideration to confirm that GNS is the right school for the student. And, provided we have space, the family will be asked to complete a registration package.

Tours

Want to see GNS for yourself? Arrange a tour of either the Beach Drive (Junior School) campus, or the Pemberton Woods campus (Middle and Senior School). Contact the admissions office at 250.370.6801 or admissions@mygns.ca to book your tour.

Shadow Days

Prospective students entering Grades 1 to 3 are invited to visit for a half day while students entering Grades 4 to 12 are invited to visit for a full day. This visit not only allows students to experience life at GNS first hand, it provides the school with the opportunity to become better acquainted with them.