Tuition & Scholarships

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. While we are driven by our vision to empower each student to set her own course and shape her own dreams, most importantly, we’re proud to be a place where girls feel safe and happy.

Much of our signature programing is included in tuition to provide equal access to opportunity, and huge added-value for our families. Some highlights of what’s included in your tuition:

  • Outweek 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;
  • Specialist teachers, expert guest speakers, and individualized programs at all levels;
  • An internationally-recognized residence program which enriches our school culture;
  • Mentored student leadership opportunities including councils and committees that elevate girls’ voices;
  • 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 Life-long Learning, awarded to qualifying students upon graduation in Grade 12 (see below)

Our fee schedules are listed below:

Scholarships & 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.

Are you an existing SMS student? View Internal Scholarships.

Are you a new student applying to our school? View Entrance Scholarships.

Are you looking for bursary information? View Financial Assistance.


SMS Passport to Life-long Learning *NEW* 

“Education is an investment in the future.”

St. Margaret’s School (SMS) is proud of its graduates and recognizes that families have invested significantly in the educational journey of their daughter(s) and have demonstrated a commitment to the values and goals of our all-girl learning environment. The School’s vision, “Confident girls. Inspiring women,” derives from the belief that our girls have the capacity to pursue their goals and dreams with confidence, passion and purpose and as such deserve acknowledgment for their time in the Senior Years.  In recognition of those girls who enter our Senior Years (Grade 9 – 12), every BC day student will automatically accrue $1,000.00 each year to a maximum of $4,000.00 – available in their Grade 12 year.   For example, a day student that enters SMS in Grade 9 and remains here until Grade 12 would be eligible for $4,000.00; a student who enters Grade 10, would be eligible for $3,000.00, and so on.

SMS is pleased to offer each BC day school graduate with additional resources/funds to engage in a unique opportunity in Grade 12. Students can access their passport in one of two ways: to fund an expedition during their Grade 12 year to explore new cultures during Spring Break; participate in a service trip; or participate in one of our Exchange programs to Chile or Japan. Or, students can choose to use this fund to support the next phase of her learning journey following graduation – tuition at a post-secondary institution or a job training program; a Gap Year; or the pursuit of studies, interests, and passions locally or abroad. This award is available to each of our BC graduates as she sets her own course and shapes her own dreams. 

* Graduates will be issued the appropriate tax slip upon receipt of funds.