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
International students are required to attend our HeadStart program—a one-week orientation program that takes place the week before classes start in September. Visit our HeadStart Program
page for more information.