Grade 8 Day Program

Brentwood College School introduced a preparatory Grade 8 class for day students in September of 2014. This program has been a great success with students working with 2 dedicated Grade 8 teachers while being introduced to various aspects of the Brentwood 9 -12 program. Brentwood prides itself on being a modern, innovative place of learning and this program is designed to continue that tradition. While an extension of Brentwood College School, our Brentwood Grade 8 class has its own independent timetable, focus and attention. This 21st century learning environment prepares successful candidates for Brentwood’s Grade 9-12 university preparatory program and beyond. For more information about our Brentwood Grade 8 Program, please contact our Admissions office as spaces are limited for the coming school year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?
The admissions process for the 2019-20 school year will be open in September, 2018.

What is tuition?
Tuition can be found at files.brentwood.bc.ca

How many spaces are available?
The Grade 8 Program has capacity for approximately 20 students.

Can my child live in residence for this program?
This program is open for Day Students only.

Is this different than Brentwood College School? How?
Though it is a part of Brentwood in that the facilities and some of the programs will be accessed, the Brentwood Grade 8 Program is a unique entity designed for day students only.

Will my child be going to school 6 days a week as current students do?
Brentwood Grade 8 Program is a 5-day a week program.

What are the school hours?
8:00am – 3:30pm with exceptions for special excursions and sports commitments.

Is there busing available?
Yes.  Details on times, costs and locations are available through Admissions.

Will children be associated with houses?
At this point, there are no official house affiliations.

Why is Brentwood offering this program?
Brentwood responded to the current demands in the Cowichan Valley due to the recent government decision to remove all middle schools and integrate the Grade 8s into the high school system. Brentwood is excited to provide a unique, experiential 21st century Grade 8 program that provides a focused and challenging educational environment for local students.

Does this mean the school is going to move to Grade 8 – 12 boarding in the future?
No. Brentwood College School is a 7-day a week, boarding school for Grades 9-12. The Brentwood Grade 8 Program is designed specifically with the needs of our day students in mind.

Will attending Brentwood Grade 8 Program mean that I will automatically be able to attend Brentwood College School in Grade 9?
Each year we review the ‘fit’ for all of our students. Students who are happy, engaged, contributing positively, and finding success are typically invited back each year. Graduates of the Brentwood Grade 8 Program would likewise be considered for entrance into Grade 9 the following year.

Brentwood Grade 8 Arts Options

 Participation in the Brentwood Arts program is not mandatory but interested students are most welcome should they choose to make the commitment.  The following programs run three days per week (Mon/Wed/Fri). These programs run for the length of the school year.

Block 3 (4 - 5 PM)
Debate
Vocal Ensemble
Beginner Dance
 
Block 4 (5 - 6 PM)
Art Foundation
3D Art and Sculpture
Jazz Band - by audition
Beginner/Intermediate Rock Band

Brentwood Grade 8 Athletics Options

Participation in the Brentwood Sports program is not mandatory but interested students are most welcome should they choose to make the commitment.  All our programs run at least three days per week (Tues/Thurs/Sat).  Our competitive teams will often practice or compete more than three days per week.  If a student chooses to participate in one of our offered programs, full attendance is expected (including weekends).

Competitive Teams
Grade 8 students may try out for any Brentwood competitive team.  There are no guarantees that students will make these teams.  Tryouts can be extremely competitive and Grade 8’s will be competing for spots and playing time with students in Grade 9 and 10.        

Recreational Teams
Any Grade 8 student may choose to participate in a recreational sport offering.  These programs focus on skill development and participation.  Full attendance (including Saturdays) is expected should a student wish to enroll in a recreational program.

Pre-registration
At this point, you only need to pre-select one sport for Term One. You do not need to indicate a preference for competitive vs recreational. If you tryout for a competitive team and do not make it you may still choose to participate in a recreational sport. Registrations for Term Two and Term Three will occur during the academic year. You do not have to do a sport all three terms – each term is optional.

 

Fall Term CompetitiveRecreational
BoysRugby
Soccer
Tennis
Basketball
Rugby
Soccer
Cross Country
GirlsVolleyball
Field Hockey
Tennis
Basketball
Rugby
Volleyball*
Field Hockey*
Cross Country

*Note - there will still be some competition for these recreational teams

 

Winter TermCompetitiveRecreational
BoysBasketball
Ice Hockey (Co-ed)
Ice Hockey (Co-ed)
Cross Country
Soccer
Rugby
GirlsBasketball
Ice Hockey (Co-ed)   
Ice Hockey (Co-ed)
Cross Country
Soccer
Rugby
Spring TermCompetitiveRecreational
BoysTennis
Rugby
Rowing
Golf
Basketball
Rowing
Cross Country
GirlsTennis
Rugby
Rowing
Golf
Soccer
Basketball
Rowing
Cross Country
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