Residence Activities

What do boarding students do on evenings and weekends? A lot! Getting involved in extracurricular clubs and activities is an easy way to meet new people, build friendships, and get the most out of your experience at SMS. Activities, events and trips reflect the interests of the students who live here – if there is something you would like to try, just ask; the house moms can help you make it happen.

On Campus

One of the benefits of living on campus is the accessibility of extracurricular clubs and activities. Residence students are able to participate fully in school life and join a wide variety of school clubs, activities and athletic teams. Learn more about school clubs and teams…

On campus, students can take yoga, fitness or dance classes; use the school gym for organized (or disorganized!) sports; enjoy movie nights and international dinners together; go walking, jogging or biking through the trail network surrounding our campus; and take part in a variety of activities organized through residence clubs. Sometimes activities are spontaneous opportunities; students and staff have organized Oscar parties, cook-offs, and even camp-outs in our own back yard.

Around Victoria

Activities organized on evenings and weekends take advantage of everything Victoria has to offer. We go to concerts, plays, movies and hockey games; visit local markets, museums and galleries; go bowling, skating, and swimming; explore nearby beaches and islands; go hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, paddle boarding, and whale watching; and attend local festivals and events – anything and everything is accessible to students in this small-city environment. Learn more about the City of Victoria…


For many of our residence students, their experience at SMS is also their first visit to British Columbia or Canada. We take advantage of long-weekends and school breaks to explore everything the West Coast has to offer. We organize surf trips to Tofino, Ski and Snowboard trips to Whistler (site of the 2010 Olympic Games), and visit nearby cities like Vancouver and Seattle (USA). Boarding students may also participate in travel abroad by participating in cultural exchanges, service trips, or annual European tour over Spring Break.