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Admissions

International Applicants

For over 25 years, Glenlyon Norfolk School has been proud to welcome international students from around the world. Our international students are an integral part of the GNS experience and valuable members of our community.
Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) is a co-educational, university preparatory school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more than one hundred years, our school has offered a first-class education that combines academics, athletics, fine arts and citizenship. Located in the neighbourhood of Oak Bay, the GNS campus is inclusive, secure and welcoming, and is in close proximity to big-city amenities but surrounded by west coast forests and the Pacific Ocean.
We welcome students from countries around the world including Germany, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, France, Italy, Korea, Nigeria, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, India and China. International students enjoy small class sizes, academic curricula enriched by the International Baccalaureate, English Acquisition support (see below), numerous co-curricular opportunities, and a welcoming community.
International students at the school may take part in our unique Family Boarding Program where they live with members of the GNS community, including current families, teachers and staff members. Beginning in September 2021, international students also have the option to apply for a space in our new Gryphon House boarding program.
International students are required to attend our HeadStart program—a one-week orientation program that takes place the week before classes start in September.

Contact

Trevor Mannion
Director of Enrolment
250-370-6828
tmannion@mygns.ca

English Acquisition

English Acquisition (EA) is a specialized English language course for students whose first language is not English. Language learners typically develop proficiency in social English quite quickly, but need intensive study to develop sufficient levels of academic English, which has much more complex vocabulary and grammatical structures. The EA course prepares students for academic success. Developing students’ academic English supports progress within all subjects across the curriculum.
 

Gryphon House Boarding

Beginning in the fall of 2021, GNS is pleased to be able to offer international students the opportunity to live in a unique home-style boarding house in a beautiful heritage home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
    • International Students posing for a photo
 

Family Boarding

International students at the school may take part in our unique Family Boarding Program where they live with members of the GNS community, including current families, teachers and staff members.
    • Headstart

      Headstart

 

Headstart Program

International students are required to attend our HeadStart program—a one-week orientation program that takes place the week before classes start in September and which introduces life at Glenlyon Norfolk School to new international students. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture, the International Baccalaureate program and what to expect as the newest members of our unique and vibrant community.

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