St. Margaret's (Canada)

About Us

St. Margaret’s School (SMS) is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Situated on Vancouver Island, Victoria; the capital of BC, is often referred to as “The City of Gardens”. Its combination of natural beauty, modern facilities, clean streets, a panoramic coast line, manicured gardens and British old-world charm make it a major attraction for visitors the world over.

St. Margaret’s is an international day and boarding school for girls situated on a stunning 22-acre campus in Victoria. As the oldest all-girls day and boarding school in western Canada, we have been specializing in preparing young women for success in their personal lives and professional ambitions for over a century. St. Margaret’s continues to inspire and nurture excellence in all of our students’ endeavors. Our School is grounded in traditions but also building for the future – our focus is on leadership development, ethical decision-making and contributing to the advancement of a caring world. Our mandate to inspire excellence of mind and strength of spirit in girls and young women is unique and one we uphold with pride.

St. Margaret’s offers unparalleled education for girls from Early Childhood Education to Grade 12. The Junior School has been ranked as one of the top elementary schools in BC and the Senior School continues to achieve Provincial Exam scores far superior to both private and public schools. The vibrant local and international community of students, parents and educators makes St. Margaret’s a dynamic place that brings out the best in everyone.

The four beautiful residences at St. Margaret’s are named after former St. Margaret’s Head Mistresses: Fenwick, Pearce, Barton and French. They are home to a vibrant community of girls from all over the world, including North America, Europe, Mexico, Asia and Central America. The St. Margaret’s residences are among the finest in North America and boast comfortable rooms with private bathrooms. An inviting common room with a kitchen provides an ideal space where students can meet to participate in a variety of Residence Clubs, cook together or simply relax after a day at school.

St. Margaret’s graduates have a significant advantage. They have developed a global perspective, the ability to think critically and the skills necessary for cross-cultural leadership. St. Margaret’s Senior School is a top post-secondary preparatory school. We provide girls and young women with experiences that help them to develop the tools they need to reach and exceed their potential. Our students develop a lasting ability to tackle life’s challenges with confidence and possess a life-long love of learning.

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  1. All Girls environment – creating Confident girls – Inspiring women
  2. STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) focused school
  3. Situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world
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