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Brentwood College School Campus

Brentwood College School

2735 Mt. Baker Rd., Mill Bay, British Columbia, V0R 2P1, Canada





Clayton Johnston





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Boarding Grades

9-12 (limited grade 8)

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Campus Size

79 Acres

School Profile

Brentwood provides a modern, West Coast learning experience for global minded students who embrace the values of Grit and Joy.

Brentwood is a progressive, co-educational boarding school for Grades 9 to 12, we are located on a spectacular 77-acre oceanfront campus on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. At our school, student choice is a unique part of our culture and a deciding factor in who attends the School. It's why this place is so special. We believe when students truly choose to be here, and they're surrounded by a family of like-minded friends and supporters, they can be anything. This philosophy creates a warm, friendly, and passionate community of students from over 40 countries around the world who gain the independence and skills necessary to succeed in the post-secondary world.

Since 1923, we have worked diligently to establish Brentwood as a modern, transformative place of learning and leadership, mirroring the educational experience of a small college rather than a traditional boarding school. Prospective students are drawn to our school's innovative tripartite approach to academics, arts, and athletics, as well as our nurturing boarding environment and strong university preparatory programs. Our unique tripartite scheduling creates unrivalled opportunities for student discovery and growth. Not only is Brentwood a remarkable place to make lifelong friends while gaining a world-class education, Brentwood truly is where students choose to be.

To find out if Brentwood College School is a good fit for your child schedule an interview or tour the School by contacting 

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Mission & Values

Our Mission

The Brentwood family opens minds and hearts for life. This mission is our fundamental and unique purpose that sets us apart from other schools.

Our Values

Grit and Joy.

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:


Application Fee

$300.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$64,500.00 - $65,500.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$91,700.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$34,700.00 CND

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Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • At Brentwood we seek the right fit for both the student and our school. We only accept students who choose to be here; no one is sent to our school. We seek students who value opportunity, embrace challenge, and are prepared to enrich our vibrant, friendly boarding school community. We find the students best suited to Brentwood's course of studies are those capable of succeeding in a tripartite university-preparatory program. This means that admission is not solely based on an applicant's academic potential, but also on character and eagerness to participate actively in our arts and athletic programs. We care about what students accomplish in and out of the classroom.
  • Application to Brentwood is always competitive and we encourage families to start the application process as early as possible.
Entrance Test Requirements
  • For applicants the School has its own 30-minute multiple-choice aptitude assessment.
  • We will also accept the SSAT.

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School Differentiators

  • We are a boarding school, not simply a school with boarding. Brentwood has the largest full-time boarding population in Canada, and west of the Mississippi River.
  • Student Choice: We only accept students who choose to be at Brentwood.  No one is sent to Brentwood.
  • Tripartite Program: More access to extra-curricular options than any school in the world.
  • Oceanfront Campus.
  • Modern Facilities.
  • We are 50%-50% Co-educational.
  • Canadian boarding experience: 80% North American 20% International.
  • Diversity: 36 countries represented in our international population.
  • Post-Secondary Education: 100% university acceptance rate. Over 80% to first choice.
  • Low Attrition Rate: Less than half national average of attrition. We have a happy school!


Advanced Placement:

Program Details:

Brentwood's versatile timetable allows students at any grade level to take advantage of the many Advanced Placement (AP) options offered at our school. Over 1000 post-secondary institutions in the USA and Canada regularly grant advanced placement into a second year course or first year credit to students achieving AP examination results of 4 or higher. The AP program is administered by the College Board in Princeton, New Jersey. AP examinations are offered annually in May throughout North America. The examinations are graded from 5, indicating the student is extremely well qualified, to 1, the low point on the scale. Our students write AP exams here on campus and routinely achieve excellent results.

Top Post-secondary Destinations

The top five destination of the Class of 2020:

  • University of Victoria = 26
  • University of British Columbia = 17
  • Queen's University = 8
  • McGill University = 8
  • Western University = 6

The top destinations outside of Canada include:

  • Parsons, The New school of Design, New York = 3
  • University of California, Los Angeles = 2
  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland = 2
  • St. Andrew's University, Scotland = 2


  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • North American Boarding Initiative
  • Independent Schools Association of British Columbia
  • Freedom Involves Secure Alternatives BC
  • Western Boarding Schools Association
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • EMA

Community Service & Trips

Leadership and global mindedness are driving forces behind the myriad of service opportunities that are paramount to student development. Students assist those in need while gaining knowledge and compassion about the circumstances of others, both within our school gates, and across the globe, reinforcing what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to service and philanthropy.

These service opportunities present themselves locally through our Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), partnerships with local elementary schools and our annual Charity Work Day initiative that sees our students and staff work in the local community raising over $15,000 annually for local charities. Each year, service trips offer students the chance to travel and make a difference working on worthy projects in places like Swatini, Nicaragua, Belize and Costa Rica. These trips change each year offering students multiple and varied opportunities.

eSwatine Service Trip

This trip enables students to work with a small community in rural eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) in partnership with a Canadian-based NGO (Swazikids) that Brentwood has been working with for more than 5 years. Students will work side-by-side with locals in an effort to build a much needed community building for approximately half of the itinerary. The other portion of the trip will be spent adventuring around different Big Game parks such as Mlilwane, Mkhaya, Hlane and Kruger. It is an incredible experience for all participants!

Belize Service Trip

Program organized in cooperation with GPSA for Health, and in educational collaboration with Duke University and Johns Hopkins University that offers students the opportunity to work with faculty and undergraduates from some of the best medical programs in the world, including Duke University and Johns Hopkins University. Students will travel as a group to the San Ignacio and Santa Elena region. While there is a significant tourism industry along the coast, San Ignacio and Santa Elena can be found in the interior of the country. Belize is a beautiful, yet impoverished, English-speaking, Central American nation bordering on the Caribbean. For their clinical service, students are divided into teams led by trained college students (premeds from Duke, Johns Hopkins or similar universities) or faculty. Students learn to facilitate several medical interventions and screenings (how to vaccinate, how to measure infant height and weight, how to measure blood pressure, heart rate, etc.). Participants not only learn more about healthcare, but they also get to know a new and different culture, perhaps making some lifelong friends in the process. Participants will be making a difference and starting their medical careers now!

Big White Trip

On this trip, students will experience many winter activities. This trip is for students who want to learn to Ski or Snowboard, or who are advanced and want to explore some challenging terrain. This trip includes all meals, spending money, rentals, transportation, and accommodations. Additionally, students will enjoy optional snowshoeing, skating, and tubing. In previous years, several of our students have hit the ice skating rink for some hockey, or just a skate on a frozen lake. During the evenings, students bunk up in quads (4s) and enjoy the hot tub, pool, wireless, and a good conversation with their peers. Big White is a place where students form bonds for life, and become very proficient skiers and snowboarders.


Summer Programs

Summer camps include: academic, debate, sports and musical.


  • 3D Design
  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • Algebra
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French
  • AP French Language
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. History
  • Art
  • Ballet 
  • Band
  • B.C. First Peoples
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Calculus
  • Canadian History
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • Choral Music
  • Choreography
  • Classical History
  • College Counselling
  • Community Service
  • Composition
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Current Events
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drawing
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geometry
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Learning Centre
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Lighting Design
  • Literature
  • Microbiology
  • Modern Dance
  • Multimedia
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music for Beginners
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Orchestral String
  • Outdoor Education
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Piano
  • Poetry
  • Pottery
  • Principles of Mathematics
  • Production
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics
  • Screenwriting
  • Sculpture
  • Social Justice
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Stagecraft
  • Statistics
  • Strings
  • Studio Art
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Centre
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Design
  • Trigonometry
  • Twentieth Century
  • U.S. History
  • Writer's Craft
  • Yearbook


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Camping
  • Choral Music
  • Cross-country
  • Community Service
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Debate Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Environmental Club
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Leadership Program
  • Model UN
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Peer Counselling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Rock Band
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Robotics
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Swimming
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Tech Crew
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Weightlifing
  • Weekday and Weekend Planned Activities
  • Woodworking Club


  • Access to off Campus Pool
  • Artificial Turf Field
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Boarding Gr. 9-12 with limited boarding space in grade 8
  • Cafe
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Health Centre
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Indoor Rowing Tank
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Rowing Crew House
  • Rowing Facility
  • Rugby Pavilion
  • Soccer and Sports Fields
  • Squash Courts
  • Student Life Centre
  • Technology Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theatre
  • Varsity Strength & Conditioning Centre
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Weight Room
  • Wireless Internet