St. Margaret’s School

St. Margaret’s School

Victoria , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 3
    Available Programs
  • 27248
    Average Cost
  • Program
  • Permit


At the core of the SMS learning experience is STEM. Beyond an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary educational philosophy centered on question, observation, reflection, and communication. At our school, STEM learning is supported at all levels and across all disciplines. By exposing girls to STEM early and encouraging them as they grow, we hope to inspire a generation of female leaders in traditionally male-dominated fields.

St. Margaret’s School provides a personalized learning experience in an environment where girls gain confidence and discover their passions. Programs equip girls with the knowledge, attitudes, and courage to thrive – in their studies, their careers, and in life. Here’s how:

  • Learning that is girl-centred.

In a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, SMS girls are encouraged to take risks, develop resiliency and discover their strengths. Read more about the all-girls advantage.

  • Leading from within.

SMS girls learn about self-understanding, teamwork and taking responsibility, enabling each to develop her own authentic leadership style and define success on her own terms. Read more about our leadership training.

  • Living your values.

Experiential learning encompassing athletic, social and nature-based activities, challenges SMS girls to explore their interests, connect with community and discover that life has much to offer. Read more about experiential learning.

Entry requirements

  • A final report card for the school year
  • A most recent report card for the current school year
  • An Academic Reference completed by a current teacher
  • A Character Reference completed by a non-related adult – this could be another teacher, but cannot be a family friend or a relative
  • A copy of the student’s passport and birth certificate
  • A photo of the applicant

Scholarship & funding

While excellence in academics is certainly recognized, these awards also celebrate other highly prized attributes in alignment with our school values: leadership, community involvement, and service.

There are a number of types of awards, scholarships and bursaries offered to our students: internal scholarships for which students must apply; recognition awards based on merit or marks (no application); and financial aid.

For more information please click here.