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The Arts are an integral part of the student experience at GNS as they are considered a valuable component of a well-rounded education.
Students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 have many opportunities to learn from outstanding performing and visual arts instructors. Our Arts faculty consists of specialists in their respective fields and includes many teachers who have professional experience in the industry, ensuring our students experience high-caliber training as preparation for a career in the arts or as a foundation for a lifelong exploration of their creativity.

Throughout their time at GNS, students are encouraged to develop their creative and artistic abilities as a means of self-expression, collaboration, and communication. Beginning in Junior Kindergarten, students participate in an integrated arts education program that includes music and visual arts. As they progress through the Junior School, students are then introduced to choir and performance. In the Middle and Senior School, students build upon this foundation both inside and outside the classroom as students are encouraged to participate in a vast array of performing and visual arts activities and clubs.

Glenlyon Norfolk School

Junior School (JK to Grade 5)

Middle (Grade 6 to 8) and Senior (Grade 9 to 12) Schools

We wish to acknowledge and respect the Lekwungen-Speaking Peoples on whose traditional territory we stand, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and Wsáneć Peoples whose historical relationships with the land, where we live, work, play and learn, continue to this day.