St. Margaret’s School (SMS) is an all-girls, independent day and boarding school located in the city of Victoria, on the scenic west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1908, SMS is an international centre for girls’ learning and leadership development, providing empowering education for girls from
Boarding: Grades 7–12
SMS values diversity and inspires excellence of mind and strength of spirit. Students here are challenged to take responsibility for their own learning experience; to develop individual worth, academic excellence, personal wellness, and a connection with nature; and to provide service to their local and global community.
Step 1 – Explore our School: Come for a tour and spend a day as an SMS student. Can't make it to an in-person tour? Check out our website and look for videos and photos to provide you with a glimpse into what life on campus looks like.
Step 2 – Apply Online: www.stmarg.ca
Step 3 – Documentation:
Step 4 – Assessment
The placement assessment is used to determine a student’s strengths, weaknesses and readiness to begin classes at SMS. We understand that this can be an intimidating process for students and their parents and do all we can to make the process comfortable and informal.
Grades 7 – 12: students will participate in an interview with our Director of Admissions and write a placement evaluation. This typically takes place at our school, but alternate arrangements can be made for students living outside of Victoria. English Language Learning (ELL) Program: ELL students are required to attend a two-week orientation at the end of August, where they will participate in English language proficiency testing as well as morning classes, which allow teachers to meet and evaluate each student.
Applicants from China: Vericant will conduct interviews with our applicants in mainland China, recording the interview on video as well as collecting short writing samples. Schedule a Vericant interview.
Step 5 – Financial Assistance and Scholarships:
SMS is proud to provide a number of awards and scholarships to honour achievement by our current students and for new students as well. While excellence in academics is certainly recognized, these awards also celebrate other highly prized attributes in alignment with our school values: leadership, community involvement, and service. Please visit the school website (www.stmarg.ca) for more details around our entrance scholarships and financial aid process.
Step 6 – Admission Decision Our Admissions Office will inform you of the School’s decision within three weeks of completing the admissions process.
Tution cost includes boarding fees.