We’re here to ease the path to the right choice for your daughter!

SMS admits students for the upcoming September on a continuous basis. Applications are accepted year-round, but we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible as space in each grade as well as our boarding facilities is limited.

Come for a tour and spend a day as an SMS student.
Getting here.

You can apply online. Please provide the school with all required supporting documents as well as your application fee (CAD $250).

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Applications are not complete until the School receives:

  • academic reference– completed by a previous or current academic advisor (teacher, principal, counsellor, etc.).
  • character reference– completed by an adult who is not a relative or a family friend.
  • Copy of last year’s final report card.
  • Copy of the most recent report card.
  • Photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate, passport, or permanent residence status.
  • Recent photo of the applicant.
  • English Language Testing will be required for those applicants whose first language is not English.
  • SSAT (optional)

*The reference person must return this form directly to St.
Margaret’s School.

Please mail, email or fax these documents to:
St. Margaret’s School, Admissions Office, 1080 Lucas Ave,
Victoria, BC V8X 3P7 Canada
Fax: 250-479-8976

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.

ECE (3 year olds & JK): students will spend time with the teacher while parents meet with the Junior School Principal.

JK – Grade 6: students will spend time with the teacher to get to know the other students, the teacher and the School.

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.

Review our financial assistance and scholarships to see if you qualify to apply.

Our Admissions Office will inform you of the School’s decision within three weeks of completing the admissions process.

Visit SMS

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!

Questions? We’re here to help. Connect with Admissions.

Step 1

Explore Our School

Step 2

Application & Apply Online

Step 3


Step 4

Student Assessment

Step 5

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Step 6

Admission Decision

Meet the Admissions Team

We’re here to answer all of your questions. Connect with us today!

Meg Foote
Director of Admissions
250-479-7171 ext. 2174

Caley Hartney
Associate Director of Admissions

Gail Bateman
Admissions Assistant
250-479-7171 ext. 2127


At SMS, we are fortunate to deliver a quality education while
enjoying a beautiful campus, superior facilities, and specialty
teachers who know how girls learn best.

Highlights of what’s included in your tuition:

  • Outweek – a week-long outdoor adventure offered each autumn –with challenging and rewarding opportunities for the whole school;
  • 50 internally-staffed extracurricular clubs and athletic activities;
  • School supplies for the Foundation and Middle Years
  • 45 minutes of before- and after-school supervision for the Foundation and Middle Years;
  • Specialist teachers, expert guest speakers, and individualized programs at all levels;
  • An internationally-recognized residence program that enriches our school culture by attracting students from all over the world;
  • Mentored student leadership opportunities including councils and committees that elevate girls’ voices and build confidence;
  • Exemplary curriculum-based JK3/JK4 programs, including outdoor while learning (OWL), cooking and arts;
  • Experiential programs including community service and self-directed learning tailored to student interests;
  • The SMS Passport to Lifelong Learning, awarded to qualifying students upon graduation in Grade 12.

Our fee schedules are listed below:
Day Student Annual Fees 2019-2020
Boarding Student Annual Fees 2019-2020

What grade level are you interested in for your daughter?

Foundation Years(JK – Grade 4)

Learn More

Middle Years(Grades 5-8)

Learn More

Senior Years(Grades 9-12)

Learn More

Scholarships and Awards

SMS awards a number of annual scholarships to students
who demonstrate a commitment to their education and
are role models in our school and our community.

Financial Assistance

Needs-based assistance for up to 50% of tuition fees.
Application deadline: April 1
Financial Assistance

Internal Scholarships

Awards are for current SMS students only.
Application deadline: March 14
Internal Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships

The following awards are for new students just applying to
Application deadline: April 30
Entrance Scholarships