Brentwood College School

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We are proud that Brentwood is a dynamic and progressive place of learning, where student choice is at the forefront; the school’s culture is based on the fundamental concept of students choosing to attend Brentwood. Our admissions team will ask students a very simple question, “Is it your choice to attend Brentwood?” This philosophy of choice creates a warm, friendly, and passionate community of learners and leaders that encompass the Brentwood Family – students, staff, parents, and alum. As a contemporary school, with a unique approach to balancing academics, arts, and athletics, we offer a West Coast, university prep atmosphere within a nurturing environment.


Nearest Airport:

Victoria International Airport (YYJ)



small-town,  Island





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Welcome to Brentwood College School

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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We are unique in our approach and devotion to preparing students for university life. Brentwood’s holistic preparatory curriculum helps students bridge the gap between high school and university.

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Brentwood is a popular choice with international and American families because we offer a Canadian boarding experience with a small and diverse international community.

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Brentwood has developed a remarkable athletic history that includes championship banners at the regional, provincial and national level and 24 alumni who have gone on to be Olympians.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

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The key aim of Brentwood athletics and the over 20 options offered is to develop student-athletes as leaders through personal fitness, teamwork, fair play, the pursuit of athletic excellence and a love of the game.
E. g. Basketball, Cross-Country Running, Cross Training, Field/Ice Hockey, Outdoor Pursuits, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Skiing/Snowboarding, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga.

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Special Offerings & Activities

Choreography, Dance, Composition, Rock & Jazz Bands, Acting, Senior Play, Vocal, String, Guitar & Wind Ensembles, Musical Theatre, Vocal Jazz, Theatre Production, 3D Art and Sculpture, Photography, Photojournalism, Art Foundation, Art Rotation, 3D Pottery, Hand Built Pottery, Drawing and Painting, Debate & Model UN, Public Speaking, Robotics, Yearbook, Brentwood Broadcast, Woodworking

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Details & Facts

School Type: Boarding/Day

International Students accepted for: Boarding

Gender: Co-ed

Religion: Non-Denominational

Year Founded: 1923

International students accepted for: other

Info: 9 - 12

Boarding Grades: 9 - 12

Day Grades: 8 - 12

Dress Code: Formal: Uniform

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Mandarin,  Japanese


Entrance Dates: September

Length of stay: Full Year

Application Deadlines: None / Rolling

Application Process: School Report,  Teacher's Reference,  Application Fee,  Interview,  Entrance Examination

Info: Our Admissions department has a rolling admissions policy and accepts applications throughout the year until the school is fully enrolled. We request a 30 minute aptitude test or alternatively the SSAT.
Supporting documents
School reports: previous & current academic year. International students: please include an English translation.
Two recommendations: one academic recommendation (completed by the student’s most recent Mathematics teacher) and one personal recommendation (completed by a coach, tutor, or similar position - not a relative). You may include an additional academic reference.
A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate. International students: please include an English translation.
A passport-size photograph of the applicant.
$300 application fee – non refundable





Location: small-town,  Island

Info: 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.


Number of courses / system: Non-semestered

Enrolment Total: 515

Enrolment Day Students: 15%

Enrolment Boarding students: 85%

Enrolment International Students: 22%

Countries represented: This year 70% of our students are Canadian, another 8% are American, and the remaining 22% come from over 40 countries around the world.

Average class size: 16

Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1

Academics: In Grades 9 to 11 the standard academic load is SIX classes, while in Grade 12 it is FIVE (Mandatory Classes/Electives).
Grade 10: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, French, Mandarin or Spanish, Social Studies, One of: Beginner’s Mandarin/Spanish, Biology 11, Design 11, International Relations 11, Marketing 11, Science & Ethics 11, Software Engineering 11

AP-Courses: AP Biology 11, AP Chemistry 11, AP Physics 1, AP Art History 12, AP Biology 12, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry 12,
AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology

Support Programs:

Summer Programs: Brentwood offers a number of summer camps which change each year. Some examples of camps offered are, soccer, rugby, musical theatre, debate and academic camps.

Specialized Programs: Advanced Placement

Accomodation: Dormitory

Info: Our Boarding community is special, defined by a culture of inclusion and empowerment. Students learn to become young adults in a contemporary setting, surrounded by caring friends and mentors, in relationships that last well beyond their years at Brentwood.
Our Boarding Life Initiative is complex, vibrant, and holistic and includes our advisor system, houseparenting teams, prep (homework time), house events, outings, and activities as well as peer counseling. We invest time and energy in creating a vibrant and supportive environment in our eight boarding houses (four girls, four boys) so students feel at home and can be themselves. Community, challenge, opportunity, and support are words Brentonians use to describe life here.


Our Fee Structure

International Seven Day Boarding Tuition CAD 82,000 EUR 57418,95
International Day Tuition CAD EUR -
Extra Fees Tuition covers instruction, room and board. For extra charges please see
Tuition Refund Plan Yes
Payment Plans No

Health Insurance: mandatory

valid for school year 2021/22

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