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Brookes Westshore

Grades Gr. 4 TO Gr. 12 — Victoria, BC (MAP)

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  • 1939 Sooke Rd, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 1W2 (MAP)
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Our Perspective

How we see Brookes Westshore

Brookes Westshore, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, envisions a future filled with self-confident, lifelong learners who are connected and inspired to help others. Brookes Westshore fosters an inclusive, multicultural community, with over 20 different nationalities represented across Grades 4 through 12. Small class sizes, engaging teachers, and a caring community support students in a personalized environment that develops their critical thinking skills and a passion for life-long learning. Brookes Westshore provides students with the tools they need to pursue their dreams.

School's Perspective

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How Brookes Westshore sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Brookes Westshore is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. We are fifteen minutes from downtown Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our small class sizes, engaging teachers and caring community support students in a personalized learning environment that develops critical thinking skills and a passion for life-long learning. Students have the opportunity to graduate with both the IB Diploma and the BC Dogwood Diploma."

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) DP and MYP curriculum
  • BC curriculum compliant (Dogwood Diploma on graduation)
  • 100% University Acceptance
  • 21+ Nationalities
  • Global Exchange and Leadership Programs
  • Personalized, Small Class Sizes
  • Day & Boarding School

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Brookes Westshore teaches all students the International Baccalaureate curriculum. We believe this is the most comprehensive curriculum available provides students with the knowledge and skills to be their best selves in an increasingly globalized world. Students graduate from Brookes Westshore with the IB Diploma as well as the BC High School Diploma (BC Dogwood). The global perspective of the IB is enhanced through our commitment to having 50/50 local and international students."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Families choose Brookes Westshore for our small class sizes, excellent teaching, and the International Baccalaureate curriculum. With a maximum of 300 places available we are able to maintain a strong sense of community, where students are noticed and recognized for their unique attributes, and are given individualized support in areas where they need it."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Our international teaching staff. As an IB school we attract teaching staff who are highly qualified, motivated to support student excellence, and who have lived and worked around the world. Our diverse teaching staff bring a range of skills and perspectives to the classroom that directly benefit students, and build on the global mindedness at the heart of the IB curriculum. Our senior teachers mentor our younger staff, and our younger staff bring new ideas and energy into our community."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"One of the things that we consistently hear from our families is surprise at the breadth of afterschool activities we offer, despite our small size. Students are able to take part in ASAs every day of the week and can choose new activities each term. We take advantage of the many facilities available in our community, as well as the stunning natural environment of Vancouver Island. Students can choose to go rock climbing, play tennis, take action on the environment, create music and much more."

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Brookes Westshore

Video reviews of Brookes Westshore

Parent, Cameron wilson (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Cameron wilson to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Brookes Westshore.

Alum, Cecilia Plantada (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Cecilia Plantada to learn about the unique experience of attending Brookes Westshore.

Written reviews of Brookes Westshore


Parent, José Tomás Martínez de Pablo (2023)

Gr. 10 (current) — He enjoys most of the sports facilities, the availability of a gym, an indoor court at school, and t...


Parent, Silvia Cardenas (2023)

Gr. 5 (current),Gr. 4 (current) — Both my kids have been thriving since they started in Brookes Westshore in the 2020-2021 school year...


Parent, Hannah Ashwood-Smith (2022)

Our son loves his school experience at Brookes. He has enjoyed the culturally diverse community and ...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Dr. Rui Li, Principal

At Brookes, feel the positive energy that fills the corridors with a spirit of adventure, and sense the wonder of discovery in each classroom. 

Our students thrive in the challenging, productive, and supportive learning environment we offer. Our goal is to nurture the joy of learning within our students and provide a safe place for them to explore their interests and discover their potential. We encourage students to take intellectual risks, to think creatively, and to work effectively with others. 

Brookes Westshore is an authorized IB World School. Our mission is to prepare young men and women to become global citizens who have a passion for service and leadership, and who use compassion and communication to inspire peace in our world. Our small size allows us to tailor our classes to each student's need, allowing for a highly personalized learning experience.

I invite you to rise to the challenge of an IB education. Take a step beyond the average and begin to realize your boundless potential!

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