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Family Boarding Homestay

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The GNS Family Boarding Homestay program is unique in Canada because students are all hosted by current parents or staff. This ensures they are provided with a safe and supportive English-speaking family environment that has strong connections to the school community.

A great Family Boarding homestay environment is a home away from home for the student. Living far away from your family and friends can be difficult and lonely.

Family Boarding host families care and nurture their student, much like they would their own children. This contributes to the student’s ability to improve their English and learn about different cultures as well as improving their experience attending GNS and living in Canada.

Providing an international student with the best possible experience requires tremendous communication, coordination and effort on the part of the student, their parents, their teachers, our support staff, and the Host Family. Family Boarding homestay students are important members of the GNS community who add cultural diversity to the school and enrich the experiences of peers and teachers alike.

Our Family Boarding Coordinator is here to ensure that each student is matched thoughtfully and carefully with their host family. We offer a level of personalized service that makes us stand apart.


Family Boarding fees at Glenlyon Norfolk School include tuition and accommodation. Additional fees will apply for English Acquisition and uniforms.

BC Resident: Family Boarding $48,475
Canadian Out-of-province: Family Boarding $53,835
International: Family Boarding $61,070


Katie Ramm

Admissions and Boarding Coordinator