St. Margaret’s is proud to be the first and only all-girl STEM School in Canada

Beyond an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary educational philosophy centered on question, observation, reflection, and communication. STEM learning is supported at all levels and across disciplines. Graduates of SMS will be imaginative thinkers possessing the skills, abilities, and confidence to work collaboratively with others in developing innovative responses to complex problems.



Why STEM at SMS?

  • At SMS, girls start STEM in junior kindergarten and kindergarten through a play-based curriculum and outdoor exploration.
  • Through guided exploration students develop confidence exploring, asking questions, describing observations, and explaining what they observe in their natural surroundings.
  • By working together in teams, girls develop critical thinking as they apply knowledge from different academic areas to real world problems.
  • Our senior students are engaged in tackling complex problems that often involve multiple perspectives. They share the outcomes of their efforts with peers and communicate broadly within and outside the SMS community.
  • Graduates of SMS will be imaginative thinkers possessing the skills, abilities, and confidence to work collaboratively with others in developing innovative responses to complex problems.


SMS is proud to be BC’s Affiliate Partner for LEGO® Robotics

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) introduces young people, ages 9 to 14 (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge, and valuable career and life skills. FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. Alongside adult mentors, FLL teams solve problems using engineering concepts, presentation techniques, and robots. St. Margaret’s School (SMS) was named the official affiliate partner for British Columbia in September 2015. As part of the school’s overall approach to STEM education, St. Margaret’s has partnered with FLL and other community organizations in order to provide local chidren access to inspiring programming in science, technology, engineering and math. In addition to organizing an annual regional championship to bring teams together from across BC to compete, SMS hopes to help new teams get startedby creating opportunities to share knowledge and collaborate with other teams.

Upcoming Events

To participate please follow the registration steps below:

Step 1: Learn about what fll does

Step 2: Form your team & register

Step 3: Order your materials

Step 4: Begin working on the challenge (2017/18: hydro
dynamics)

Step 5: Attend a local tournament (if available)

Step 6: Register for the regional championship, attend,
and celebrate your season

“Art challenges technology, technology inspires art.”

John Lasseter (PIXAR)