Welcome to Glenlyon Norfolk School!
At GNS, we recognize that finding the school that is the best 'fit' for your child (and your family) will be an interesting, exciting, and, sometimes, overwhelming experience. You may have discovered that there is much that independent schools have in common—academic challenge enhanced athletics and fine arts opportunities, small class sizes, and nurturing environments. Yet all schools are different and it is the uncovering of what is distinct about each school that can be the challenge.
Founded in 1913, Glenlyon Norfolk School is a co-ed independent university prep day school for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. We are the only school in Victoria and on Vancouver Island that is both an International Baccalaureate World Continuum School and a member school of the Round Square. The former means that GNS teachers and staff have embraced an internationally recognized 'gold' standard of education. Our membership in the Round Square is an articulation of ideals that include internationalism, democracy, environmental stewardship, outdoor activity, leadership and service.
The information on this page is designed to provide you some basic facts about our school. But we encourage you to dig deeper to truly discover what makes our small school great.