Mission — Empowering her to set her own course & shape her own dreams.

St Margaret’s School values diversity and inspires excellence of mind and strength of spirit. Students here are challenged to take responsibility for their own learning experience, to develop individual worth, academic excellence, personal wellness, connection with nature and service to their local and global community.


Vision – Confident Girls. Inspiring Women.

This is a school where girls who want to change the world become women who do. Our committed staff, beautiful campus, and innovative curriculum create a nurturing environment that challenges students to achieve their leadership potential.

Our Strategic Plan was developed through the collaboration of the entire SMS Community including the Board, staff, parents, students and school partners. We would like to thank all those who participated over the last two years and took the time to attend sessions, fill out surveys and offer insights.

The plan is envisioned to operate over a ten year horizon and is sufficiently broad to allow flexibility in yearly implementation, all the while clearly articulating the key markers that define us. It is a reflection of our shared desires and collective intent.

You will notice that our Mission, Vision, Values and Principles are described from a girl’s perspective. Our students are our future and we’ve placed them clearly at the centre of this Strategic Plan and the process to make it come alive.

Unveiled in the Fall of 2012, the Strategic Plan sets a clear intention for the School over the next 10 years.

Read our Strategic Plan


Motto – Servite In Caritate / Service with Love

St. Margaret’s is a global school where girls are nurtured and inspired to become life-long learners. Girls here are challenged to achieve their full potential and contribute to society in a meaningful way. We embrace our motto “Service with Love” in both individual pursuits and shared responsibilities.


For over a century, the school motto, “Servite in Caritate” – Service with Love – has been central to an SMS education, teaching our students to express heartfelt gratitude by giving back to the community and serving others throughout their lives.