2735 Mt. Baker Road
Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1, 1, Canada
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Brentwood College School Photo #1 - Crooks Hall, our oceanfront dining room and student services centre, is designed to be a warm, welcoming, west coast style facility, which is student friendly and environmentally responsible.For students, it is a one-stop social experience and the heart of campus where everyone can eat, relax, socialize, buy school supplies, pick up laundry, and host meetings.
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Brentwood College School Photo #1 - Crooks Hall, our oceanfront dining room and student services centre, is designed to be a warm, welcoming, west coast style facility, which is student friendly and environmentally responsible.For students, it is a one-stop social experience and the heart of campus where everyone can eat, relax, socialize, buy school supplies, pick up laundry, and host meetings.
Brentwood College School Photo #2 - Since 1923, Brentwood has developed a remarkable athletic history that includes championship banners at the regional, provincial and national level and 24 alumni Olympians. While the end results have been impressive, it is the journey that students remember and cherish the most. Today, we continue to develop student athletes with the goal of supporting the school's vision, mission, and values.
Brentwood College School Photo #3 - Internationally recognized, the Brentwood rowing program has few rivals. Winners of 84 National Championships and producing 23 Olympians, Brentwood is a haven for aspiring rowers.In the last 40 years, our rowers have attended some of the top universities in the world. These include the top schools in Canada, England, and all the top Ivy League schools in the U.S.
Brentwood College School Photo #4 - The pursuit of academic excellence is one of our fundamental aims. We strive to help students reach levels of achievement that truly reflect their ability, attitude, and effort. Skill development through problem-solving, collaboration, and technology integration are pedagogical goals. Our Personalized Enrichment Program allows students to access courses outside regular curricula by incorporating blended learning using external educational partners.
Brentwood College School Photo #5 - Brentwood is a popular choice with international and American families because we offer a Canadian boarding experience with a small and diverse international community. 74% of our students are Canadian, 7% American, and the remaining 19% come from over 32 countries around the world. With students from six continents, Brentwood is where students choose to be.
Brentwood College School Photo #6 - 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, BC, our 77-acre campus has over one kilometre of oceanfront allowing for our students to learn outside the classroom in an idyllic setting.
Brentwood College School Photo #7 - At Brentwood, we believe the Arts promote creativity, self-expression, and teamwork. The arts help students visualize an idea and see a complex process through to reality. They teach patience, humility, and confidence. They enrich the imagination and challenge the mind. They provide balance and perspective. The arts create culture and civilize us.
Brentwood is a progressive, co-ed boarding school for Grades 9 to 12 located on a spectacular oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Established in 1923, Brentwood offers a modern, transformative place of learning and leadership, mirroring the educational experience of a small college. Prospective students are drawn to our nurturing boarding environment, our strong university preparatory program, and our innovative tripartite approach to scheduling academics, arts, and athletics. These together create unrivalled opportunities for student learning. It is a remarkable place to make lifelong friends while gaining a world-class education. Brentwood is where students choose to be.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 555 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $33,000
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Brentwood College School
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered
9-12, PG
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
1923
Campus Size
77 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
555 students
% International Students
17%
% Students Boarding
80%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Daily school uniform for academic classes
Average Class Size
16 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
ESL Courses Offered
No
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
40%
Summer Program Offered
No

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,200
($76200 US Boarding students (Cdn Funds))
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$33,000
Tuition international students
$87,000
% Students on Financial Aid
27%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
30%
Director of Admissions
Clayton Johnston
Associate Director of Admissions
Crystal Harvey

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science Principles, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics B, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Studio Art, United States History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
23
Extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
3D Art and Sculpture, Acting for Stage and Screen, Dance, Debate, Digital Art, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Art and Design, Jazz Ensemble, Media Arts - Broadcasting, Media Arts - Environmental Advocacy, Model United Nations, Musical Theatre, Photography, Photojournalism, Pottery, Public Speaking, Robotics, Rock Band, Strings Ensemble, Theatre Production, Vocal Ensemble, Woodworking, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2011
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Queen's University
49
University of British Columbia
33
University of Victoria
31
McGill University
22
Dalhousie University
12
University of Toronto, St. George's
11
University of Ediburgh
7
St. Andrews University, Medical Program
6
University of the Arts, London
4
Harvard University
2

School Notes

  • Brentwood is a boarding school, not simply a school with boarding. This means you are part of a community defined by inclusion and surrounded by students who choose to be at our school. In a contemporary setting, surrounded by caring friends and mentors, students grow into independent young adults who develop relationships that last a lifetime and span the globe.
  • Brentwood`s distinctive Tripartite Program and schedule is designed to provide students with a timetable that leads to meaningful opportunities. It puts academics at the core of a challenging curriculum, while providing unparalleled choice for all students to participate in athletics and the arts. 
  • Brentwood has a long tradition of seeking new and innovative ways to enhance learning for each student. The pursuit of academic discovery and growth is a fundamental aim of the School. To support these goals we have advanced learning facilities and low student:teacher ratios. Our academic curricula in all subjects and at all grades, including our Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum, reflect our mission as a university preparatory school.
  • The arts promote creativity, self-expression, and teamwork. They help our students to visualize an idea and see a complex process through to reality, while enriching the imagination and challenging the mind. At Brentwood, the arts support our movement towards global mindedness as they create culture and provide enrichment.
  • The key aim of Brentwood athletics is to develop studentathletes as leaders through personal fitness, teamwork, fair play, the pursuit of athletic excellence-and, in many cases, a love of the game.
  • Brentwood College School accreditations: TABS, CAIS, WBSA, ISA, NAIS, SSAT
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Wade Davis - National Geographic Explorer and Writer
    • Ben Butterfield - World renowned tenor
    • David Wilkinson - Fuel Cell Technology
    • Alistair Gillespie - Federal Politician, Businessman
    • H. Roche Robertson - Surgeon and Principal of McGill University
    • Pip Holmes - War Hero and Businessman
    • John H. Stubbs - War Hero
    • Michelle MacLaren - Film and TV Director - Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones
    • Clifton Murray - Member of The Tenors singing group
Source: Verified school update

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Class of 2015
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Dalhousie
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 555 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $33,000
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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