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St. Michaels University School

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

Phone: 250-592-2411 
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School Information:

Gender: Co-Ed
Grades: JK-12
Boarding: Yes


Annual Tuition Fee (Day):
$27,510 - $33,660
Annual Tuition Fee (Boarding):
$60,480 - $79,130
Financial Assistance:
For the 2020-21 school year, 20% of the student body benefited from $2.8 made available through financial assistance.

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St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 independent day and boarding (Grade 8-12) school located in Victoria, BC, Canada, in the heart of Straits Salish territory. SMUS has a local and global reputation for excellence. Students from all over the world are attracted to study at SMUS and many of our graduates attend the best universities in Canada, the US and the world. From the earliest years, core academic skills are balanced with a program enriched with the arts, athletics, outdoor education, leadership and service with the aim of developing the 'whole student.' Each step is developmentally appropriate, academically rigorous, personally rewarding and joyful. As a day and boarding school within an urban setting, SMUS offers a unique opportunity for young people to test their self-reliance in a safe and supportive community. The SMUS Mission includes the words: "Preparation for Life" and this is at the core of the education provided. SMUS students are strong, confident and purpose-driven individuals. They are articulate, problem-solvers and leaders, and they care about the world around them and how they can make it a better place.
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Year Founded: 1906
Endowment: $18,500,000
Campus Size: 22 acres

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School Size: 1023
Number of Boarding Students: 258
Boarding Grades: 8-12
Number of Day Students: 765
Day Grades: JK-12
University Placement:

Advanced Placement Classes (AP):
  • Art History   
  • Biology   
  • Calculus AB and BC   
  • Chemistry   
  • Comparative Government and Politics   
  • Computer Science A   
  • Computer Science Principles   
  • English Language and Composition   
  • English Literature and Composition   
  • Environmental Science   
  • French Language and Culture   
  • Human Geography   
  • Macroeconomics   
  • Physics 1   
  • Physics 2   
  • Physics C   
  • Psychology   
  • Research   
  • Seminar   
  • Spanish Language and Culture   
  • Statistics   
  • Studio Art   
  • World History    
  • Badminton   
  • Basketball   
  • Camping   
  • Canoeing/Kayaking   
  • Cricket   
  • Cross Country Running   
  • Cycling   
  • Dance   
  • Field Hockey   
  • Golf   
  • Hiking   
  • Lacrosse   
  • Martial Arts   
  • Mountain Biking   
  • Outdoor Education   
  • Power Lifting   
  • Rock Climbing   
  • Rowing   
  • Rugby   
  • Sailing   
  • Soccer   
  • Softball   
  • Squash   
  • Swimming   
  • Table Tennis   
  • Tennis   
  • Track and Field   
  • Volleyball   
  • Weightlifting   
  • Academic Council   
  • Bioethics Club   
  • Board Games Club   
  • Business Ethics Club   
  • Chinese Culture Club   
  • Dance Team   
  • Engineering Club   
  • Fashion Club   
  • Film Club   
  • Girl Up Club   
  • Hack Club   
  • Makerspace Club   
  • Marine Club   
  • Medical Service Club   
  • Mock Trial Team   
  • Model United Nations Club   
  • Motorsports Club   
  • Music Exploration Club   
  • Outdoor Council   
  • Photo Club   
  • Politics Club   
  • Pride Alliance   
  • Public Speaking and Debate Club   
  • Robotics Club   
  • Surfing Club   
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health Team   
  • Yearbook Club.   
    Arts and Media:
  • Art Club   
  • Brass Ensemble   
  • Chamber Choir   
  • Choir   
  • Choral Music   
  • Dance   
  • Drama Club   
  • Jazz Ensemble   
  • Musical Theatre   
  • Stage Band   
  • String Ensemble   
  • Tech Crew   

  • Admissions

    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. Students take part in entrance tests and personal interviews; play workshops are also part of the visit at the Junior School. Standardized entrance tests (not for Kindergarten).