Applying to SMUS

St. Michaels University School strives to attract and retain students who:

  • are keen to take on the challenge of an enriched academic program;
  • are eager to participate in a wide variety of activities;
  • have a positive attitude and a global focus;
  • are capable of fulfilling the school's mission; and
  • make up a student body that is economically, globally and ethnically diverse.

The admissions process is designed to help you learn as much as possible about our school at the same time as we become better acquainted with you. The application process varies depending on the grade of the applicant, so please follow the instructions for the grade or program that most interests you.

Applying for entry into Kindergarten is a three-step process:

To submit an application to SMUS you will need to:

Complete an online application. Please be prepared to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy of recent pre-school reports, if they are provided by the pre-school.
  • A copy of the birth certificate.
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s permanent residency card.

You will also be asked to provide details of a confidential reference.

Campus Visit (Tour, Testing and Interviews)

Please Note: the application must be submitted before you can schedule a campus visit for testing and interviews. This will ensure that your visit to the campus is both worthwhile and personalized.

Once an application has been processed each student will be invited to visit the Junior School with their parents. Each visit will include:

  • a meeting with the Director of the Junior School;
  • a tour of the school with a Welcome Committee member;
  • an individual assessment of the child; and
  • the opportunity to learn more about financial assistance programs.

To arrange a visit to the Junior School campus located on Victoria Avenue, please contact the Admissions Assistant at (250) 598-3922.

Play Workshop

All children will be invited to attend a play workshop that is held at the Junior School. Each child will join a small group of children of the same age and will participate in a play time that allows the Admissions team to observe the children in a social setting. Parents are requested to leave their children at the school for the time allotted and are asked to return to collect their children after an hour.

The Admissions team will review the complete application and decide to place the application in one of three categories:

  1. Offer: the applicant is offered a place.
  2. Wait Pool: the applicant is placed in the wait pool until a space becomes available.
  3. Non-Acceptance: in cases where the Admissions department feels the applicant would not benefit from the program at St. Michaels University School, or if it seems unlikely that spaces will be available, we will notify prospective families as soon as possible.

Applying for entry into Grades 1-5 is a three-step process:

To submit an application to SMUS you will need to:

Complete an online application. Please be prepared to submit the following supporting documents:

  • Copies of the two most recent report cards
  • A copy of the birth certificate.
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s permanent residency card.

You will also be asked to provide details of a confidential reference.

Campus Visit (Tour, Testing and Interviews)

The students being assessed will participate in a wide range of activities that help the Admissions team to learn more about the children. The children will also be taken on a tour of the school.

Following the assessment session, some of the students will be invited back to the school with their parents on another day to have an interview with the Director of the Junior School.

Please Note: Because primary grades are not key entry years at the Junior School, spaces become available only if a student withdraws. In the case that a space does become available in a particular grade, then all students who have an application in place will be asked to come in for an assessment morning. If there is not an available space, then testing will not occur.

The Admissions team will review the complete application and decide to place the application in one of three categories:

  1. Offer: the applicant is offered a place.
  2. Wait Pool: the applicant is placed in the wait pool until a space becomes available.
  3. Non-Acceptance: in cases where the Admissions department feels the applicant would not benefit from the program at St. Michaels University School, or if it seems unlikely that spaces will be available, we will notify prospective families as soon as possible.

Applying for entry into Grades 6-12 is a three-step process:

Complete an online application. Please be prepared to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy of two most recent report cards (current year and previous year) provided in English.
  • A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • If applicable, a copy of the applicant’s permanent residency card.
  • If applying to Grade 10, 11 or 12, applicants must request a transcript from their current school be sent directly to SMUS Admissions.

Please Note: St. Michaels University School follows a rolling admission process for Middle and Senior Schools that fills spaces when they become available. Although we accept applications throughout the year, we recommend that you complete an application by early February to help ensure that we have the opportunity to consider your application for entry in September.

Campus Visit (Tour, Testing and Interviews)

After the online application and supporting documents have been submitted, the information is reviewed by the Admissions team and selected candidates are invited to visit the school for testing, interviews and a meeting with Admissions team members.

Campus visits include:

  • a personalized tour of our inspirational facilities conducted by student ambassadors;
  • a meeting with our staff to give you an in-depth understanding of programs and enriched activities;
  • the option to spend a day in classes; and
  • the opportunity to learn more about entrance scholarships, boarding for Grades 8-12 or financial assistance programs.

Visits to the Richmond campus are conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact Admissions at [email protected] or (250) 370-6170.

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Entrance Testing

Standardized tests are completed by all applicants.

SMUS expects all students to visit the school for entrance testing; however, if you are unable to visit the school, the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is the test we prefer and trust. Register and include St. Michaels University School (#6869) as a recipient of the SSAT Scores. We also accept PSAT results.

The Admissions team will review the complete application and decide to place the application in one of three categories:

  1. Offer: the applicant is offered a place.
  2. Wait Pool: the applicant is placed in the wait pool until a space becomes available.
  3. Non-Acceptance: the applicant is not invited to join the school. This may occur when it seems unlikely that a place will be available, or if the Admissions department feels the applicant is not a good fit for SMUS.

In all three cases, a letter is sent to the home as quickly as possible.


Applying for entry into our English as a Second Language Program is a three-step process:

Complete an online application. Please be prepared to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy of the two most recent report cards (current year and previous year) provided in English.
  • A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • If applicable, a copy of the applicant’s permanent residency card.
  • If applying to Grade 10, 11 or 12, applicants must request a transcript from their current school be sent directly to SMUS Admissions.

Please Note: St. Michaels University School follows a rolling admission process for Middle and Senior Schools that fills spaces when they become available. Although we accept applications throughout the year, we recommend that you complete an application by early February to help ensure that we have the opportunity to consider your application for entry in September.

Campus Visit (Tour, Testing and Interviews)

Please Note: the application must first be submitted for review by the admissions team. The Admissions office will then contact the applicant to confirm that the student is eligible to visit the school to complete the testing and interviews. This will ensure that your visit to the campus is both worthwhile and personalized.

Campus visits include:

  • a personalized tour of our inspirational facilities conducted by student ambassadors;
  • a meeting with our staff to give you an in-depth understanding of programs and enriched activities;
  • the option to spend a day in classes; and
  • the opportunity to learn more about financial assistance programs.

Visits to the Richmond campus are conducted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please contact Admissions at [email protected] or (250) 370-6170 to arrange for your visit.

Entrance Testing

Entrance tests are completed by all applicants. If an ESL applicant is not visiting the school, we accept the following standardized tests:

SSAT

SMUS accepts results from the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). Register and include St. Michaels University School (#6869) as a recipient of the SSAT scores.

TOEFL

SMUS accepts results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Register and include St. Michaels University School (#7442) as a recipient of the TOEFL scores.

iTEP 'SLATE PLUS'

On the iTEP exam, applicants should score a minimum as follows to be considered for admission: Grade 8 (2.0-2.5), Grade 9 (3.0-3.5) and Grade 10 (4.0-4.5).

IELTS

On the IELTS exam, applicants should score a minimum as follows to be considered for admission: Grade 8 (3.0-5.5), Grade 9 (4.0-4.5) and Grade 10 (5.0-5.5).

The Admissions team will review the complete application and decide to place the application in one of three categories:

  1. Offer: the applicant is offered a place.
  2. Wait Pool: the applicant is placed in the wait pool until a space becomes available.
  3. Non-Acceptance: the applicant is not invited to join the school. This may occur when it seems unlikely that a place will be available, or if the Admissions department feels the applicant is not a good fit for SMUS.

In all three cases, a letter is sent to the home as quickly as possible.

亲爱的学生家长和留学中介,

非常感谢您对我校感兴趣。我校的申请流程要求所有申请者必须能够展示他们在学术、体育、艺术、领导力和服务意识等多方面的卓越才能。

申请我校需按照以下五步进行:

第一步:填写申请表

请学生父母或中介首先完成在线申请表的填写。

第二步:预面试

请学生父母或中介为学生安排维立克学生面试。请登录维立克美国高中面试官方网站了解详情。

为了给所有中国申请者提供一个公平的机会,我校与维立克教育咨询(北京)有限公司合作,委托该机构对所有中国申请者进行一个简短的视频面试和写作测试。维立克机构不对申请者的面试结果进行任何评判。面试完成后,该机构会将学生的面试视频通过网络发送至我校。我校统一对所有学生的面试进行详细审阅。审阅合格的申请者才有机会进行以下的申请步骤并与学校老师进行第二轮面试。

我校要求所有不能参观校园的中国申请者必须参加维立克面试。虽然我校整年开放招生,但寄宿名额非常有限。我们建议所有学生尽早完成整个过程,因为提前参加完面试的学生会有很大优势。

请注意,学生参加维立克面试的费用并不包含在我校的申请费里面。

请登录维立克美国高中面试官方网站了解面试详情。

第三步:材料审核

我校要求学生家长或者留学中介递交全备的申请材料。

第四步:测试和第二轮面试

我校要求学生家长或中介帮助学生安排测试和Skype面试。

第五步:校方决定

学校将校方的最终决定通知到学生家长或者中介。

再次感谢您考虑申请我校。期待看到您的申请材料!

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