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St. Michaels University School

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St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road 
Victoria, BC 
V8P 4P5 

Phone: 250-592-2411 
Email: info@smus.ca 


School Information:

Gender: Co-Ed
School Size: 1000
Grades: K-12
Boarding: Yes

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Description: At St. Michaels University School, we believe many of the most important lessons, both intellectual and personal, enable students to discover not only who they are as individuals but who they can become.

Committed to academic excellence, we offer a range of truly outstanding courses as well as exceptional athletic, performing arts, outdoor education and extracurricular programmes. Our students pursue passions from creative writing to environmental science while immersed in an international environment.

Located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, SMUS boarders benefit from all Vancouver Island has to offer, from kayaking along the coast to studying botany on Mount Tolmie. Though the SMUS campus is in a quiet, residential neighbourhood, Victoria's vibrant downtown and its restaurants, art galleries, theatres and stores is a short distance away. Residential life boasts contemporary boarding facilities for students from 20 countries around the world, from Germany to Barbados to Japan.

On-campus concerts, intramurals, poetry readings, sports and other events keep boarders entertained when school is not in session, and weekends offer an opportunity to explore downtown, go on trips with fellow boarders, and compete in inter-house games. Our English as a Second Language programme further opens up our school for international students. SMUS graduates attend top universities around the world and in Canada, from Yale to McGill to the University of Edinburgh.

Our alumni are renowned athletes, actors, and entrepreneurs; our students are challenged to meet their full potential in everything they do.
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Year Founded: 1906
Endowment: $6,000,000
Campus Size: 22 acres


Number of Boarding Students: 240
Boarding Grades: 8-12
Number of Day Students: 680
Day Grades: K-12

Advanced Placement Classes (AP):
  • Art History   
  • Biology   
  • Calculus AB and BC   
  • Chemistry   
  • Computer Science A and AB   
  • English Language   
  • English Literature   
  • Environmental Science   
  • European History   
  • French Language   
  • German Language   
  • Government and Politics   
  • Human Geography   
  • Macroeconomics   
  • Microeconomics   
  • Physics B and C   
  • Psychology   
  • Spanish   
  • Badminton   
  • Basketball   
  • Camping   
  • Canoeing/Kayaking   
  • Climbing   
  • Crew   
  • Cricket   
  • Cross-Country Running   
  • Cycling   
  • Dance   
  • Education   
  • Field Hockey   
  • Golf   
  • Hiking   
  • Lacrosse   
  • Lifting   
  • Martial Arts   
  • Mountain Biking   
  • Outdoor   
  • Power   
  • Rock   
  • Rugby   
  • Sailing   
  • Soccer   
  • Softball   
  • Squash   
  • Swimming   
  • Table Tennis   
  • Tennis   
  • Track and Field   
  • Volleyball   
  • Weightlifting   
  • Amnesty International   
  • Chess Club   
  • Community Service   
  • Computer Club   
  • Debate Club   
  • Diversity Club   
  • Dorm Proctors   
  • Environmental Club   
  • Fencing   
  • Food Council   
  • Foreign Language Clubs   
  • Honor Council   
  • International Clubs   
  • Investment Club   
  • Math Club   
  • Model UN   
  • Newspaper   
  • Outing Club   
  • Peer Counseling   
  • Peer Tutoring   
  • Photography   
  • Sailing Club   
  • Sexualities Clubs   
  • Student Activities   
  • Student Government   
  • Student Publications   
  • Yearbook   
  • Yoga   
    Arts and Media:
  • Art Club   
  • Audiovisual Club   
  • Brass Ensemble   
  • Chamber Choir   
  • Chamber Ensemble   
  • Chamber Orchestra   
  • Choir   
  • Choral Music   
  • Dance   
  • Drama Club   
  • Folk Music Club   
  • Guitar Ensemble   
  • Improvisation Group   
  • Jazz Ensemble   
  • Rock Band   
  • Stage Band   
  • String Ensemble   
  • Tech Crew   

    Day School Tuition: $20,090 - $41,900
    Boarding School Tuition: $54,850 - $82,770
    Financial Assistance: For the 2018-19 school year, 20% of the student body benefited from $2.5 made available through financial assistance.

    Application Deadline (Day): Rolling
    Application Deadline (Boarding): Rolling
    Interview Required: Yes
    SSAT Required: No
    Application Requirements: Completed application form. Copy of recent report cards (current year and previous year). Reference letter from a teacher or administrator of the current school. Student visit to the school for a tour, entrance tests and personal interviews; play workshops are also part of the visit at the Junior School. Standardized entrance tests (not for Kindergarten).