St. Margaret's School

St. Margaret's School

1080 Lucas Avenue

Victoria, British Columbia, V8X 3P7 (View map)

girls, No Religious Affiliation

St. Margaret's School is an all-girl, day and boarding school located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our campus is one of our greatest assets: 22-acres of park-like landscape located at the border between urban and rural zones includes a dozen modern structures including a state of the art athletics centre, direct access to biking trails, and our very own slice of west coast forest. Our unique environment offers rich resources and challenges to nurture each student's development as an individual, and our programs equip girls with the knowledge, attitudes, and courage to thrive.

For over 100 years, SMS has built an international reputation of high academic achievement, but that is only part of our story. Our extensive learning support program, guidance, experiential programs, and ability to tailor to individual learning needs helps each girl reaches her potential. Successful graduation and admission to university is actually a very short term goal for our students. By embedding in our students a an appetite for life-long learning, a love of service, healthy habits, and strong values we ensure each girl has the skills to succeed in her studies, career, and in life.

At St. Margaret’s School, we seek to empower each girl to set her own course and shape her own dreams. We offer a rigorous STEM-focused curriculum: the acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math but actually represents an inquiry-based method of teaching and learning where traditional separations between subject areas are bridged to forge deeper exploration and understanding of broad topics. In this inquiry-based model, creativity and critical thinking are emphasized. As an international centre for girls’ learning and leadership, we offer rich resources and challenges to support each student's development as an individual, and a global-minded citizen. Academics at SMS are amplified by extensive experiential learning offerings spanning leadership, outdoor education, service, wellness, and more to build up confidence, perspective, and life skills. A spirit of life-long learning is shared between students, families, and faculty: our yearly professional development and family workshop series shares the latest scholarship in brain development, teaching methods, and educational trends. Through this innovative approach that our curriculum remains relevant and we engage our entire community in issues affecting girls today.

Contact name: Kathy Charleson

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Girls boarding: 115

Girls day: 250

Boys boarding: 0

Boys day: 0

Campus size: 22

Year founded: 1908

Average class size: 15

Student teacher ratio: 6:1

Dress code: Yes

Domestic Seven day tuition: $41.00

International Seven day tuition: $53.00

Five day tuition: $29.00

Boarding grades: 7-12

Day grades: JK-12

Day tuition: $15.00

Accreditations: CAIS, FISA, NAIS, BC Inspector of Independent Schools

Pre-Grade Nine Boarding: Yes

Advanced placement: No

International bac: No

ESL: Yes

Payment plans: Yes

Need based aid: No

Merit scholarships: No




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