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

Admissions is Open

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

Admissions

Dear applicants,

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year!

We can be reached at admissions@brentwood.bc.ca or call us at 250-743-8770.

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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International and US Student Travel to School - July, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we approach the upcoming school year we anticipate the possibility of more changes to the international travel and quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers into Canada, and will update our families as we have more information. 

Below you will see the most up to date information we have been given by the federal government:

  • Beginning July 5, *fully vaccinated travellers, with the right of entry to Canada, will no longer be subject to the Federal requirement of quarantine, or the requirement to go into a 3-day CD government-hotel quarantine stays, or to submit a Day 8 COVID-19 test. 
  • If you meet the requirements for fully vaccinated travellers to Canada AND you have a valid study permit to attend an approved Designated Learning Institution (Brentwood qualifies), you may be exempt from quarantine requirements.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers will still need to complete both pre and on-arrival COVID-19 testing. 
  • Travellers must submit their vaccination information through the ArriveCan app, before arriving at the Canadian border, and bring the original documents, certified vaccination documents and translated versions to present to Canadian Border Security Agent (CBSA) officers. 
  • At this time, for not fully vaccinated travellers, there are no changes to current quarantine measures. 

*Being fully vaccinated currently means that a person has both shots of one of the approved vaccines for Canada. ( Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson and Johnson).

More travel information can be found here: 

International Students - https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/answers/foreign-non-us-student

US Students - https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/answers/foreign-us-student

Arrival & Quarantine

These changes will impact the planning and arrival of some of our students and families and we are thankful that fully vaccinated students will not be subjected to the 14 day quarantine as we experienced last year. 

For students who are not yet vaccinated, we will continue to offer a quarantine hotel option that will begin the 24th of August. 

Please use the link below to access our information gathering form so that we can plan accordingly for the arrival and participation for students to be part of the Brentwood Quarantine Plan for August 2021 - https://forms.gle/569d9hFtbuf1nPYL9

Summer Camps are here! This year we are excited to offer our first Nike Soccer Camp, our outstanding Musical Theatre Camps for youth and teens as well as our Rock Band camp! Head to our camps website to find out more and register today!

Brentwood Summer Camps Website

 

Employment Opportunities

We currently have a number of Faculty and Non-Faculty positions open for the 2021-22 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

And That’s A Wrap: SAC Edition

Aug 02, '21

It is difficult to summarize the impact the Student Activity Council has on the Brentwood community since it is so welcoming and all-encompassing: it touches the hearts of all students and staff in different ways. Beginning with this year’s first COVID-sanctioned event, the SAC Games and Movie Night welcomed new and returning students to campus, reminding the kitchen services team how much food it is possible for a few hundred excited teenagers to consume, and kicking the year off to a fun and...

MUN Achieves Independence

Jul 30, '21

The students who find themselves drawn to Model United Nations & Public Speaking are determined to be heard no matter the circumstances, and the 2020-2021 year proved that resilience and a genuine love for speaking and diplomacy is the foundation of the program. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic seriously impeding the club’s ability to attend in-person conferences and competitions, we found new and innovative ways to interact with the speaking arts community. Carla Denkema, Leo K, Eva Kamimura,...

Jul 28, '21
Jane Austen Tea Party
Jul 26, '21
Mack House
Jul 24, '21
Debate
Jul 21, '21
The Dream Team
 
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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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Dear applicants,

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year!

We can be reached at admissions@brentwood.bc.ca or call us at 250-743-8770.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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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.

Choosing Brentwood Our Kids Profile

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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