For 110 years, St. Margaret’s School has been providing a personalized learning experience in an environment where girls gain confidence and discover their passions.  Our programs equip girls with the knowledge, attitudes, and courage to thrive – in their studies, in their careers, and in life.

The cost of a SMS education varies by the location of the primary residence (BC, North American and International), as do the options for paying your fees.  Refer to the full pdf versions of our Fee Schedules for more information:

Day Student Annual Fees 2019-2020

Boarding Student Annual Fees 2019-2020

We accept various payment methods, such as online bank payment, cheque, credit card, and various wire transfer options for international students.  Refer to Payment Methods for more information.

Fees cover tuition, textbooks, school supplies for Foundation and Middle Years, and transportation for members of SMS athletic teams, music groups and other clubs.  Boarding fees also include meals, laundry, lodging, internet access in the boarding rooms, general supervision, and use of the Health Centre.  Fees do not cover medical costs, hospitalization, personal expenditures, course workbooks (when required), lost or damaged textbooks, optional trips, and school uniform.

Additional services included in fees: :

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

Tuition and Boarding Fee Summary for 2019-2020

(10-month school year, excluding supplementary fees)

Day Students BC StudentsNorth American StudentsInternational Students
Junior Kindergarten Age 3 Half Days$11,800n/an/a
Junior Kindergarten Age 3&4 Full Days$14,700n/an/a
Grade K to 4$14,700$21,000$23,800
Grade 5 to 7$15,600$22,000$24,500
Grade 8 to 9$17,000$23,000$25,000
Grade 10 to 12$18,800$25,300$26,900
Boarding Students
Grade 7 to 12 – 7-day boarding$45,100$49,900$58,300
Grade 7 to 12 – 5-day boarding$37,500n/an/a

Tuition Refund Plan

The Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) provides protection in the event of absence or withdrawal.  For a full description of the TRP and how it is calculated, please refer to the TRP Info Sheet and waiver.


250-479-7171, extension 2127

Finance Office:
250-479-7171, extension 2536