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Family Boarding

The goal of the Family Boarding Program is to provide a welcoming, safe, supportive, English-speaking, family environment for students from other countries by arranging for them to live with GNS families; either current parents or staff.

A Home Away from Home

A great Family Boarding 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 are expected to care and nurture their student, much like they would their own children, thus contributing to the his/her success improving their English language skills, understanding of other cultures, and the overall experience studying at GNS and living in Canada.


Family Boarding Coordinator

The Experience

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 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.
Grade 6 to 8 $52,630
Grade 9 to 12 $54,110

Stories from Our Students

Glenlyon Norfolk School

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