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

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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Where Students Choose To Be

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

Applications for 2022-23

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

To begin your application please review the applications steps. If you have any questions we can be reached at admissions@brentwood.bc.ca or call us at 250-743-8770.

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Admissions Events

Hosted by Clayton Johnston, Director of Admissions

  • Montreal - Nov 28 & Nov 29 
  • Toronto - Nov 30 (evening) & Dec 1 (day)
  • Vancouver - Dec 2 (evening) & Dec 3 (day)
  • Calgary - Jan 17 & Jan 18
  • Edmonton - Jan 19
  • Yellowknife - Jan 20 & Jan 21

To book an appointment with him, please email Mr. Johnston directly at clayton.johnston@brentwood.bc.ca

Hosted by Cheryl Murtland, Deputy Head of Academics

  • Nairobi, Kenya- Feb 2 (evening) Feb 3 (day) 
  • Kigali, Rwanda- Feb 14 (evening) and 15 (day)

To book an appointment with her, please email Ms. Murtland directly at cheryl.murtland@brentwood.bc.ca

Virtual Events

Please join us for one of our interactive Zoom Open Houses by signing up below. These presentations will highlight our boarding, academic, athletic, and arts programs as well as answer the question, 'Why do so many students choose Brentwood for their high school experience?'

We Are Hiring

We currently have a number of positions open. If you are interested in working at Brentwood, please visit our Careers page to find out more.

News

Bentley - Whittall’s Untalkative Housemate

Nov 27, '21

At only one year of age, Bentley’s impact in the house has been far from unnoticeable. By waking students up in the morning - sometimes earlier than most will appreciate - and making sure there are no intruders in the house, Bentley has found his role in the house, and it is not just to be the companion of Ms Rogers and Davis P, Whittall ‘22. Bentley, although seemingly representing the luxurious high-priced car, falls just short of expectations. When Ms Rogers announced that she had “bought...

A Third of the Way There

Nov 26, '21

As the 2021-22 Brentwood experience is now reaching the two and a half month mark, Term 1 sport is officially coming to an end. The weather is starting to take a turn for the worse making this the perfect time for many students to make the transition from outdoor to indoor athletics. The stomping of cleats on Brentwood’s fields will soon turn to the squeaking of shoes inside the spectacular Foote Athletic Centre. Competitive Cross Country Running, Junior Boys Rugby, Boys Soccer, Girls Field...

 
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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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Head's WelcomeOur LocationUniversity Placement

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

Admissions

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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Frequently Asked QuestionsMeet the Admissions Team
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.

AcademicsAthleticsArts

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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