Each year, we receive applications from families across the globe who are in search of a school that offers an outstanding educational and life experience for their child. The GNS Family Boarding program was developed in 2013 with a set of criteria that is unique within Canada: hosts must be current GNS parents, a GNS teacher or staff member, or GNS Alumni. This model ensures our family boarding students live with families who are directly connected to the GNS community. These connections help ensure a stronger integration between family boarding students and the school and a more successful experience for students.
One or two family boarding students are placed with each GNS host family by Ms. Katie Ramm, our Admissions and Boarding Coordinator. Placements typically range from one to three years during school months (September to June). However, we are also seeking relief hosts for holiday breaks in the fall, winter and spring. Each student is matched with a family based on the hobbies, interests, dietary restrictions, allergies and other attributes of both the student and the host family to help strengthen the potential for a successful experience for all. Host families receive a stipend to cover the cost of meals, utilities and other expenses.