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Welcome to St. Margaret’s School

St. Margaret’s School (SMS) is Western Canada’s only all-girls, independent day and boarding school located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1908, SMS is an international centre for girls’ learning and leadership development, providing empowering education for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 (boarding grades 7–12). Confident girls with dreams become inspired women. Whether they want to be astronauts, accountants, or ambassadors, girls need to know that nothing can stand in their way. What grade level are you interested in for your daughter?

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All-Girls JK-Grade 12

SMS is a university preparatory school for girls in junior kindergarten to Grade 12. Our average class size is 10 students to one teacher for a personalized educational experience.

Canada’s First Girls’ STEM School

Our rigorous, inquiry based approach in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is a project-based, interdisciplinary model of learning.

Boarding Grades 7-12

Our modern boarding school for grades 7 to 12 help students develop skills that prepare them for the postsecondary environment.

Experiential Learning Beyond the Classroom

Our academic programs are supported by a variety of experiential programs designed to engage students in learning beyond the classroom.

Breathtaking 22-Acre Campus

Our campus facilities feature a LEEDcertified building, modern residences, athletic centre, tennis courts and a West Coast forest.


We’re here to help you learn more about our school, come for a tour or even spend a day as an SMS student. Contact Meg Foote in Admissions.

We know Girls.

We know how to spark their imaginations, cultivate their curiosity and raise their expectations of themselves. Our teachers have the flexibility to adapt how they teach to draw on girls’ strengths, capture their interest, and actively engage them in learning. We are focused entirely on the education, development and well-being of girls, and we provide them with opportunities and experiences they simply won’t have anywhere else.

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Athletic Awards

Celebrate a year in sports with Olympians Lindsey Jennerich and Patricia Obee.

Thursday, June 13
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Grades 5 - 12, families & friends welcome


WE Walk for Water

Think you have the power to change the world? 

Middle Year's challenge: Raise $250 dollars to provide a family of 10, clean water for a year!
Senior Year's challenge: Raise $250 dollars to provide a family of 10, clean water for a year!

Where can you donate? Cash or charge sheet will be accepted outside of Alexis hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from now until May 23rd.  Talk to your parents about this initiative and if you can donate!

Parent Lecture Series

The next lecture takes place Thursday,
May 23, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a free lecture series with child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts to help families face the complex issues of our modern world. The lecture provides strategies to engage your family in becoming effective problem solvers.

Register now

SMS is coming to a city near you in 2018 – 2019!

SMS Admissions representatives visit countries across the globe each year between August and April.

View the ‘On the Road’ schedule.

Apply Now for an Entrance Scholarship

You could be eligible for a $52,500 Centennial Scholarship offering full tuition to a local girl in Grade 9. Entrance scholarships are also awarded for the Middle Years and boarding.

View our Scholarships and Awards 

Come for a Tour!

The best possible way to learn about SMS is to come on campus for a tour. If you’re considering SMS as your new school, we’d love to meet you and your family!

Contact Ms. Meg Foote for details

SMS News

Faculty Friday

One of the newest members of the teaching staff came on board this year to cover maternity leave for Mrs. Formosa's Grade 6 class. It was instantly…

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We Walk for Water inspires community to give

Since 1908 our school motto has been Service with Love, but more than a motto, giving back and helping others is in our blood, or should we say, our…

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