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.
Brentwood’s vision is to set the standard globally for inspirational and transformative learning. We strive to be a leading edge school of international significance with a globally minded outlook that others will look to for knowledge and best practices. As founding governor Norman Yarrow said in 1923, we wish to inspire the “leaders of tomorrow.”
Old Brentonians comment on how they were significantly shaped by their Brentwood experience, our tripartite university-preparatory programme, and they way we work to create a positive learning environment for all students. Whether in the classroom, on the sports field, in the art studio, or in our houses, our full boarding programme ensures that learning takes place every minute of every day at Brentwood.
About BoardingBoarding 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.
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.Connect with us through our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram!