The waterfront of Brentwood College School
Boarding students at Brentwood
Two students rowing
Students rowing in the morning
Brentwood boarding students
Boarding students enjoying the weather
Brentwood students perform In the Heights
The oceanfront view from the campus
Mount Baker from Brentwood
The Campbell Commons

Where The World Comes To School

2014 Brentwood Regatta

Follow the 2014 Brentwood Regatta being held from Friday, April 25th to Sunday, April 27th. Live streaming, Results, Draw, Club Standings and more on the regatta website.
2014 Brentwood Regatta Website

Our School

Brentwood is a co-educational boarding school for Grades 9 to 12. Prospective students are drawn to our school’s innovative approach, university preparatory programs, and spectacular oceanfront setting.
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Boarding

Boarding is at the very core of the Brentwood experience. Fundamentally we are a boarding school, not simply a school with boarding.
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Oceanfront Campus

Brentwood's oceanfront campus has an international reputation that matches its educational profile as one of the world's great boarding schools.
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Tripartite Education

Brentwood's unique tripartite program puts academics at the core of a challenging curriculum, while creating extensive opportunities to participate in athletics and the arts.
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Admissions

At Brentwood we seek students who value opportunity, embrace challenge, and are ready to contribute positively to our vibrant, friendly boarding school community.
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Our Values

Hard work, industry, and 'sticktuitiveness' - GRIT - leads to happiness, positive experience, and community - JOY. At Brentwood, we have a special environment where students can learn and live these essential life skills.
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Brentwood College School

Where the World Comes to School

Co-educational University Preparatory Boarding School For Grades 9 through 12

Brentwood provides a modern, West Coast learning experience for global minded students who embrace the values of grit and joy. Brentwood is a boarding school, not simply a school with boarding. Boarding is not an afterthought on our campus; it is the very heart of this school.

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Drawing for the new Athletic Centre

New Athletic Centre

The demands of Brentwood’s sports program have now surpassed the capacity of our current sportsplex. Aligned with Brentwood’s 2013-23 Strategic Plan – Setting the Standard, the next phase in campus development addresses our athletic facilities. 
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Grade 8 Programme

Grade 8 Program

Please note that there is very limited space available for the 2016-17 school year in our Grade 8 Day Program. Please contact our Admissions department at admissions@brentwood.bc.ca for more information.

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Admissions

At Brentwood Admissions we seek students who value opportunity, embrace challenge, and are ready to contribute positively to our vibrant, friendly boarding school community. Application to Brentwood is always competitive and we encourage families to start the application process as early as possible. Our Admissions department has a 'rolling admissions policy', and accepts applications year round until the school is fully enrolled.

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Tripartite Program

Brentwood’s distinctive tripartite system is designed to provide students with access to an impressive variety of educational options. Academic studies are at the core of our challenging curriculum that allows every student to participate in athletic and art programs.

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News

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Dec 07, '16

Since – in some cases – September, students and teachers of the music department have been busily preparing for the School’s annual winter music presentation: Concert For A Winter’s Eve. The product – an approximately two-hour line-up of performances by solos, small groups, and the music ensembles – has progressed well into the process of full-show rehearsals in preparation for the shows on Thursday, the 8th, and Friday, the 9th of December. Curtain rises on the Wind Ensemble, conducted by...

Junior C Volleyball

Dec 06, '16

It was our first practice; we were all scared: most of us had never played before. 13 girls, new faces. We learned to play the game from the basics, having no idea if we might be successful. It might be a complete failure; we would probably be making fools of ourselves, but we knew that we had to give it a chance, we all had to try our best. We won our first set ever against Chemainus. It was a great first step. That moment really lifted the team: it helped us realize that if we worked hard...

 
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About Brentwood

Brentwood is a co-educational boarding school for Grades 9 to 12. Prospective students are drawn to our school’s innovative approach, university preparatory programmes, and spectacular oceanfront setting.

Since 1923, we have worked diligently to establish a transformative place of learning and leadership, mirroring the educational experience of a small college rather than a traditional boarding school. Our primary purpose is to help students gain the independence and skills necessary to succeed in the post-secondary world while studying in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment.

Today, Brentwood stands as a model of progressive, West Coast boarding. Our school is a remarkable place to make lifelong friends while gaining a world-class education. We welcome visitors and invite you to share in the Brentwood experience.

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“Right here, the leaders of tomorrow will be given their start in life.”
Norman Yarrow, Governor, 1923

Admissions

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At Brentwood we seek the right fit for both the student and our school. We only accept students who choose to be here; no one is sent to our school. We seek students who value opportunity, embrace challenge, and are prepared to enrich our vibrant, friendly boarding school community.

We find the students best suited to Brentwood's course of studies are those capable of succeeding in a tripartite university-preparatory programme. This means that admission is not solely based on an applicant's academic potential, but also on character and eagerness to participate actively in our arts and athletic programmes. We care about what students accomplish in and out of the classroom. Application to Brentwood is always competitive and we encourage families to start the application process as early as possible.

Choosing Brentwood

We aspire to make your admissions process easy and straightforward. If we can be of any assistance along the way, our Admissions team will be happy to offer support. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Students rowing in Mill Bay

Prospective Students choose Brentwood because we are unique in our approach and devotion to preparing students for the future. We have a strong tradition, a proven track record and a strong residential life programme, all blending seamlessly into our progressive approach to educating our students. 

Boarding

Boarding life is at the very core of the Brentwood experience; we are not simply a school with boarding facilities. 86% of our students and 60% of our teachers live on campus, ensuring a warm and rich residential life.

Our philosophy is that the residential experience is integral to the success of our students. We believe that our boarding program helps each student develop self-discipline, maturity, independence, time management, and leadership skills while surrounded by caring friends and mentors. We enjoy creating a nurturing school culture and invest significant time, energy, and resources into our residential program: the Boarding Life Initiative.

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Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends. - William Butler Yeats

Oceanfront Campus

Brentwood's oceanfront campus has an international reputation that matches our educational profile as one of the world’s great boarding schools. Sheltered on the pristine coastline of Vancouver Island, our 77-acre campus has over one kilometre of waterfront facing the Gulf Islands and stunning views of a snow-capped Mount Baker. Our school's location forty kilometres north of Victoria is adjacent to the village of Mill Bay (population 3,250) and less than one hour's drive from ferry terminals and Victoria International Airport. This beautiful setting and our modern campus open up a wide variety of opportunities for our students.

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The student centre next to Campbell Commons

 

Tripartite Program

The unique Brentwood Tripartite programme is specifically designed for students seeking a variety of exciting academic, athletic and artistic options. Students attend academic classes in the mornings, six days a week. They participate in athletics and arts on alternate afternoons. As all academic classes are held during the morning, students do not have to choose between academic courses, and arts and sports electives, as happens in traditional timetables in most schools.

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Brentwood's unique Tripartite Programme puts academics at the core of a challenging 21st century curriculum, while creating extensive opportunities for all students to participate in athletics and the arts.

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