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Brentwood College School

Address: 2735 Mt Baker Rd, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1, Canada
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Description Brentwood College School

  • Location: Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Founded: 1923
  • The age of students: 13-18 years
  • Total number of students: 500 people
  • Accommodation type: boarding house (residence, from age 13)
  • Language of studying: English.

Brentwood College School is one of the best Canadian schools specializing in teaching middle and high school students (13 to 18 years old).

The school's distinctive advantage is the system of mentoring and advisors: they help students in any issues (academic, sports, creative, domestic, etc.), help in resolving various disputes and conflict situations. The counselor meets regularly with his ward, if necessary, adjusts his curriculum and program, selects courses for senior school, advises on priority HEIs and their specialties, introductory requirements. The counselor also keeps in touch with the pupil's parents, mediates important issues.

It is worth noting that the location of Brentwood College School on the Pacific coast, in colourful British Columbia, gives children a chance not to stop studying in classrooms. There are regular walks and eco-trips, watching wild animals and diving in the waters of the bay, visiting the large national parks Strathcona Park Lodge or Bamfield Marine Sciences Center, visiting lessons in oceanography and marine biology (these subjects can even be included in the main curriculum).

The prestigious Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) highly appreciated the quality of teaching and services in the school - today Brentwood College School is a valid and active member of CAIS.

All students wear uniforms. The school does not belong to any religious organization, therefore children of any confession and religion can study here.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Brentwood College School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-18
from 78 000 $CAD / year

Advanced Placement

The program for high school students aged 16-18 is designed to complete the course of secondary education and effective preparation for entering the university. The educational course is rather complicated, subjects are studied practically at the university level, but not only teachers, but also special consultants, personal tutors are always ready to help students. A support program has been developed for students with learning difficulties - additional lessons and seminars are provided for them.

AP subjects in the school are represented by a wide range:

  • European history
  • History of art
  • English
  • Environmental science
  • English literature and composition
  • French
  • Biology
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chemistry
  • Macroeconomics
  • World history
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Comparative politics and government
  • Theory of music
  • Arts
  • Geography
  • Psychology.

Recently, the curriculum has been supplemented with a special program for the Personalized Enrichment Program: well-performing students can attend mixed courses, that is, to the main chosen disciplines to add courses from other partner educational institutions. For example, high school students can attend an online course at Stanford University - this further increases the chances of successful admission to the university.

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12-17
from 6 650 $CAD / 3 weeks

Summer Camp Academic Summer

  • Dates: July 4-25, July 25-August 8
  • Age of students: 12-17 years
  • Lessons per week: 30-40 hours (one lesson = 75 minutes)
  • Person in classroom: up to 10
  • Recommended English level: B1 (12-14 years old) and B2 (15-17 years old).

Academic Summer Summer Camp at the prestigious and cozy Brentwood College School is an effective study of English and additional subjects in a comfortable international setting. The school for summer camp participants provides modern classrooms with new equipment, a rich sports infrastructure, common rooms and a spacious dining room with ocean views: students are accommodated here on a full board basis in double rooms and with three meals a day + snacks.

Depending on the age of the children, the program is divided into 2 categories:

  1. Explorers (11-14 years old)

Young students will not only improve their knowledge of English in an international, friendly atmosphere, but will also study art, science (primarily the natural science block) and social and humanitarian disciplines.

  1. Engagers (15-17 years old)

For older students there is the opportunity to independently choose the subjects for study:

  • Academic french
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business, Entrepreneurship and Economics
  • Chemistry
  • English language
  • Academic Essay Writing Skills
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Society, humanitarian courses
  • History and Politics
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Presentation and interview skills
  • General theory of knowledge (CTC).

In addition, it is possible to connect the option "Study of Computer Science and IT" (STEM program) for students from 14 years old. In this course, students will study computer science, mathematics, physics and art, combining theory and a huge amount of practice: multimedia, programming, web design, robotics, developing a teamwork skill.

Extracurricular activities of the summer program will please with a variety of:

  • Water sports, tournaments and competitions, team games
  • Visit to the Royal BC Museum
  • Bonfire evenings and barbecue
  • Whale watching
  • Trip to Niagara Falls (additional charge)
  • Capture the flag and others.

The course price already includes:

  • Studying + necessary materials and textbooks
  • Accommodation and meals (full board)
  • Laundry service
  • Insurance
  • Entertainment and extracurricular activities, excursions according to the program
  • Transfer from / to the airport.

Paid separately:

  • Transfer to an unspecified camp time (late arrival / departure)
  • Additional days / nights of accommodation.

Accommodation, housing and food

On-campus accommodation is available for students aged 13 and over - all boarders in the school today are 400 (86% of the total). Four male and four women's residences are built on the territory (each approximately for 45-50 people): in homes with children, caregivers live with their families and even pets, which provides a comfortable, warm atmosphere. All the houses are literally a couple of steps from each other, so students constantly communicate with each other and participate in common activities.

Residences are provided mainly with double rooms equipped with necessary furniture and appliances (students can ask for additional furnishings, arrange rooms according to their taste). In common use there is a comfortable living room with upholstered furniture and TV, kitchen, laundry, games rooms, there is access to wireless internet and vending machines.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : biology, chemistry, Chinese, Comparative policy, computation, computer literacy, ecology, English, English literature, Environmental science, French, French culture, geography, History of art, History of europe, Macroeconomics, physics, Policy and government, psychology, research project, Spanish, Studio art, World history

Events Brentwood College School

Students spend a lot of free time on music - courses on various musical instruments are offered here, and the best performers regularly participate in local and national competitions and concerts. You can study music technologies and compositions, take private lessons, study at one of the numerous groups of the school: a jazz band, a rock band (level for beginners and professionals), a concert group, a choir, a cappella choir, show group, jazz -combo, guitar ensemble and many others.

Dramatic performances, plays are regularly arranged for this purpose - there are all necessary platforms and infrastructure (more than 1900 square meters) for this.

School corridors and art galleries include many works of talented students - in the school you can master a variety of creative directions:

  • The Art Basics
  • The Art of 2D and 3D
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Creating a Personal Portfolio
  • Animation
  • Drawing
  • Painting.

At the Brentwood College School the choreographic direction is also developed: lessons are provided in a variety of ways that are conducted by experienced, skilled teachers. You can practice ballet, attend special classes for juniors, beginners or professionals.

Many schoolchildren are fond of photography, classical or digital: the school has its own photo labs, classes are taught on lighting, composition of the frame, exhibitions of the best works are regularly held, and a school journal is produced. You can learn a traditional or digital photo, finish a course for beginners, engage in photojournalism or media production. 

Sport has always been among the main school priorities: students are constantly taking part in national and regional competitions, olympiads and sports events. Among the activities and sports that pupils can do in their spare time, there is an option for everyone:

  • Tennis
  • Cross country running
  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Ice hockey
  • Heavyweight athletics
  • Diving
  • Field hockey
  • Skateboarding
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Dancing
  • Alpine skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Curling
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Golf
  • Surfing
  • Squash
  • Bowling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Ski freestyle
  • Ping pong
  • Rafting
  • Cricket
  • Horseback riding
  • American football
  • Ice climbing
  • Speed skating
  • Figure skating
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Running
  • Frisbee.

In their free time students can visit numerous clubs and communities of interests:

  • Discussion club
  • Environmental club
  • Gardening
  • Community service activities
  • Computer club
  • Model of the United Nations
  • Cooking
  • Theater group
  • Yoga
  • Student Government
  • International Club
  • Mathematical Society
  • Tutoring and Consulting
  • Foreign languages ​​
  • Student newspaper
  • Photo-circle
  • Sailing club.

Equipment Brentwood College School

The school campus is located almost on the shore of the Pacific Ocean (Saanich Bay) - its area reaches more than 31 hectares, including more than a kilometer of a spacious clean coastline. The campus windows offer stunning views of the coast and the mountain peaks of Mount Baker in the distance. Approximately 40 kilometers away is Victoria (you can get to the airport and the ferry terminal in less than an hour), and Mill Bay itself is very small and cozy - there are only 3250 people living here.

It is worth noting the excellent sports infrastructure of Brentwood College School - one of the best in the country:

  • Football fields
  • Fitness center and gyms
  • Volleyball courts
  • Basketball courts (indoor and outdoor)
  • Running and athletic tracks (all-weather covering) and etc.

For students, bright, small audiences are prepared (classes are formed small so that teachers can give each student personal attention), computer classes with modern PCs, quiet auditorium for self-education, libraries with the latest interactive equipment.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour child care and full security guarantee
  • Medical services (if necessary), general medical insurance
  • Leisure and entertainment activities, excursions
  • Student exchanges and tours
  • Regular reports for parents.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Studying fee
  • Admission fee
  • Accident insurance
  • Roundtrip air tickets
  • Round trip transfers
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • School uniforms
  • Consular fees (paid at the Embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 25000 CAD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 3500 CAD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All applicants must submit the following documents to the admission committee:

  • Table with grades from the previous school (minimum 2 years)
  • Two recommendations (from the teacher of mathematics and the class teacher)
  • SSAT certificate.

All students wishing to study at school are waiting for an additional educational test (calculated for 30 minutes) and an interview with a representative of the administration (you can go by Skype or phone).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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