Diversity at Brentwood

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - By: Ameera E, Allard ‘19

One of the reasons that Brentwood is such a unique community is because of its spectrum of people from around the world. Whether you are from Saudi Arabia, The United States, Germany, Mexico, Canada or Brunei, there are always people to connect with at this school, both locals and international students. Being able to make friends from 40 countries from around the world is eye opening for many students, as we become adjusted to the Canadian culture of diversity. 

Student, Lindsey P says that “Diversity makes our school unlike any other I have known. I love being in an environment that is so greatly diverse.” Being able to talk to other people our age who have lived in completely different parts of the world, experiencing extremely different cultures, languages and climates, makes us learn about new places that we may not otherwise have known much about. 

Another perk to living with our international peers is that we have so many new homes in other countries, and they have a home here in Canada, at Brentwood and with us. Being able to take our international friends home over breaks is one of my favourite aspects of Brentwood, as they get to experience not only the Brentwood culture, but also get a tour of life outside the Brentwood gates, in new cities, provinces, and even countries.

When we are emerged in a community that is constantly encouraging students to be inclusive of other cultures, whether it be through Brentwood International dinners or rooming with someone from across the world, we also become more compassionate and aware of each person’s unique individuality and background.

Being able to go to a school where I can talk to people from Japan, Italy or even a fellow Canadian, is one of the best parts about going to Brentwood. After all, diversity is what makes us quirky individuals come together to become a distinct community and family.

Ameera E, Allard ‘19

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