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, BC, our 77-acre campus has over one kilometre of oceanfront.

This setting combined with our modern facilities opens up a wide variety of opportunities for our students. During academic classes, our science students gather real world data from the ocean and its surroundings, incorporating marine biology and oceanography into the curriculum. Our athletes row, stand up paddleboard, kayak, and canoe their way around the protected waters of Mill Bay. Our artists and writers get inspiration from the breath-taking views of Mount Baker and the Saanich Inlet.

The campus is endowed with a full complement of modern classrooms, facilities, and amenities designed with a college feel. An essential impetus for our campus design is proximity: living, studying and playing in this environment helps create an incredibly strong sense of community while providing safety and security. At Brentwood, students and staff know each other.

Learning Spaces Oceanfront Activities
Compact Campus Safety and Security

 

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The Centre for Arts and Humanities
Rowing at sunrise
The Brentwood Campus
The waterfront
Boarding students rowing on the ocean
Students kayaking in Mill Bay

Learning Spaces

Stundents in class

Brentwood’s wireless school has a full complement of modern buildings to facilitate our academic, athletic, and art programs. The Centre for Arts and Humanities hosts both academic and visual arts classes, integrating the latest technology and sustainability designs.

The Academic Centre is a modern three-story facility with interactive whiteboard technology in every classroom, an expanded library, administrative and counselling offices, an art gallery, and several exhibition spaces. This building also has a raked lecture theatre equipped for mixed-media presentations and regularly serves as a recital room and recording facility.

Our classrooms are designed to form distinct teaching areas and include six fully appointed science laboratories, two computer instruction centres, an audiovisual language laboratory, and separate studios for pottery, sculpture, photography, painting, and drawing.

The Art and Mary Jane Crooks Hall provides students with a single resource for meals, laundry, supplies, and socializing.

The T. Gil Bunch Centre hosts a full schedule of performances and many local shows and seminars in our 435-seat theatre.

Our athletes train and compete in world-class facilities provided by The Woodward Sportsplex and the surrounding fields and tennis courts.

Oceanfront Activities

Students kayaking near the school

Brentwood's unique location on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island provides a wide variety of opportunities for our students.

Our science students gather real world data from the ocean and its surroundings, incorporating marine biology and oceanography into the curriculum with our partners at Ocean Networks Canada.

Our athletes row, sail, kayak, and canoe around the protected waters of Mill Bay. Our artists take inspiration from the breathtaking views of Mount Baker and Saanich Inlet.

There is no better place to experience the true beauty of British Columbia.

Compact Campus

Our campus design ensures that students living, studying, and playing in this environment experience an incredibly strong sense of community. At Brentwood, students know each other.

Most of our buildings are within a minute's walk, which is advantageous if students need to quickly return to their dorms between classes or grab a quick snack from the dining hall.

The size of the campus also provides safety and security with staff close at hand when needed. 

Safety and Security

The front gates at Brentwood

The safety of our students is a top priority. The front gates of our school are locked each night and Brentwood has an overnight security crew to ensure the well-being of our campus residents.

Campus patrols are conducted on a regular basis and our boarding houses have alarm systems to prevent any access at night. 

In addition to 60 percent of our faculty living on site, a school administrator is always on twenty-four hour duty as the first responder should any problems arise.

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