Boarding students at Brentwood
Students in the Learning Commons
Student rowing
Brentwood boarding students
Boarding students enjoying the weather
Brentwood students perform In the Heights
Antibullying Day at Brentwood
The oceanfront view from the campus
Mount Baker from Brentwood
The Campbell Commons

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We continue to welcome families through our admissions process.
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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.
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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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Where Students Choose To Be

Co-educational University Preparatory Boarding School For Grades 8 through 12 located in Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

COVID-19 Resources/ The Return To School Plan

In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have created several resources for our parents and students. Please visit the COVID-19 website for 2020-2021 Return To School Plan:

Admissions

This is a unique time to learn all about boarding school opportunities for next year. While we are not currently hosting visits, the Brentwood Admissions team has the ability spend time with you online so we can tell you all about our wonderful school.

To schedule a virtual meeting with one of our team, we invite you to contact admissions@brentwood.bc.ca

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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New Family Onboarding 2020-21

We have started the Onboarding process for our 2020-21 school year. The Onboarding site is full of information that will help families go through the process of getting your child(ren) successfully enrolled in the School as well as registered for forward-looking programs and courses.

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Employment Opportunities

We currently have a number of Faculty and Non-Faculty positions open for the 2019-20 school year. If you are interested in working at Brentwood, please visit this page to find out more...

https://www.brentwood.bc.ca/resources/employment

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

They Never Failed to Check In: Reflections from a Mentee

Aug 07, '20

Every Brentonian around the world has a favourite part of Brentwood. Some will say it is the beautiful campus, others will speak about the supportive staff, but I believe it is the deep-rooted community that takes the cake. At the beginning of my senior year, I logged onto the Brentonian Connect platform and nervously reached out to Brentwood alumni who had graduated from universities I wished to apply to or worked in fields that I was interested in pursuing. A short message to a few people...

The Sweaty Bunch

Aug 05, '20

“194 optional essays. 65 challengers. 25 kids in the club. 1 tired teacher” observed Mr Collis. These were the sums of this year’s iteration of Mr Collis’ “Wall of Sweat” challenge, a tradition familiar to many veterans of AP English 11, and now, the current footsoldiers as well. The details of this sweaty quest are these: students planning to write the AP Language and Composition exam had to write at least five optional practice essays before the exam day on May 20th, 2020. Now,...

 
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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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Virtual Meetings

Our Admissions team is busy providing one-on-one virtual meetings with all prospective families. Please contact our team at admissions@brentwood.bc.ca if you would like to schedule a time to learn more about our School.

We are currently supporting our students with a full on-line delivery of our Tripartite program (Academics, Arts and Athletics) so they are fully prepared once we are back in session. To learn more about how our School is supporting our current (and future students), please contact our Admissions Department.

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The Right Fit

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 program. 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 programs. 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.

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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 program, 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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