Applying to Grades 6-12

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.


Have a question? Get in touch with our Admissions team.

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