Why International Boarding?

St. Margaret's School (SMS) is a premier independent school, and is the only international girls' school in Western Canada. Established in 1908, we're proud of our long history preparing girls to set their own course and shape their own dreams. SMS is recognized as a world centre for girls learning and leadership---by parents and alumnae, our colleagues in education, and by our affiliations, like Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). (Read the Importance of Affiliation)

So why choose international boarding? Is it the culturally diverse experiences? Is it our results-driven university preparatory program or the high calibre of our International English Language Program? Perhaps it is simply our gorgeous and welcoming West Coast environment? 

CAIS puts it this way in their newly released video about The International Boarding Experience:

We'd say it's probably all of these things and a little bit more. By providing both day and boarding programs all of our students benefit from encountering peers from diverse backgrounds and gain an international perspective that will stay with them their whole lives. In keeping with our motto, "Servite in Caritate ~ Service with Love," parents know that at SMS their daughter is cared for as an individual ---receiving both support and challenges--- and most of all she's loved, whether she's coming to us from down the street or from across the ocean.

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