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St. Margaret's School, Victoria, British Columbia

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About the International Program

SMS offers boarding for students in Grade 7–12. The International English Language Program prepares students to graduate and be successful at universities and colleges in Canada, the US and around the world. SMS Teachers and House Mothers are attuned to the needs of international students and provide a supportive environment in which girls thrive.


  • SMS know girls. SMS knows how to spark their imaginations, cultivate their curiosity, and raise their expectations of themselves. SMS provides a rich array of activities, courses and opportunities that provide girls with the foundations for success: challenges to excel, experiences that inspire, and preparation for the future. Time spent here will provide each girl with the ability to shape her own dreams and to make a positive contribution to the world around her. SMS points of pride include: rigorous and innovative curriculum, post-secondary preparation, leadership development, supportive environment, world-class campus, and student-driven culture.

About the School

St. Margaret's School (SMS) is an all-girl, day and boarding school located in scenic Victoria, British Columbia. Founded in 1908, SMS is the oldest and largest girls' school in Western Canada, and now serves a vibrant community of 390 students from Preschool to Grade 12. With a strong focus on preparation for university and future careers, SMS teachers offer personalized programming to provide girls with the foundations for success.

St. Margaret's School

Program Options

  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Programs
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Short Term High School Experience (Semester)
  • Student Residences & Dormitories
  • Summer English Language (ESL) Programs
  • University Preparation Programs
  • Weekend/Break Activity Programs

School Support for International Students

International Student Programs

Activities, Events, and Field Trips
Counselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
Orientation Programs
Programs for Students with Disabilities

Accommodation for International Students

Onsite Residences and Dormitories

Language Support for International Students

Language Classes During Study Programs
Language Testing and Placement
Language Tutoring
Pre-program Language Classes



Residence/Dormitory Registration Fee (C$):  n/a
Residence/Dormitory Monthly Fees (C$): Included in Tuition
Residence/Dormitory Fee for Early Arrivals (C$):  n/a


Homestay Registration Fee (C$):  n/a
Homestay Monthly Fees (C$):  n/a
Homestay Fee for Early Arrivals (per day) (C$):  n/a
Homestay Emergency Deposit Fee (C$):  n/a


Accommodation Application Deadline: Continuous
Accommodation Notification of Acceptance: Varies

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