Boarding Tuition Fees
St. Michaels University School provides students with an enriched education, including for boarding students, 24-hour care and support.
The fee information on this page is for Boarding at SMUS. See the Day Tuition Fees page for further information about Day fees at our Junior, Middle and Senior schools.
Boarding Fees (2023-24 School Year)
The cost of a SMUS education varies by the location of the primary residence, as do the options for paying your fees. Fees for the 2024-25 year will be available in January 2024. We anticipate that fee increases will be between the range of 6% to 7.5%.
BC Boarding Students
North American Boarding Students
International Boarding Students
Language Learning Supplement (LLS)*
|LLS Grades 9-10||+ $11,000|
|LLS Grades 11-12||+ $5,000|
*The Language Learning Supplement is an additional fee for students receiving specialist English Language Learning (ELL) support.
What Fees Cover
The Boarding tuition fee above includes:
- 10 months of instruction and textbooks
- Transportation costs for SMUS athletic teams, music groups and other clubs
- Accommodation on campus and meals
- 24-hour nursing, care and support
- Most weekend activities
We advise budgeting another $500 per month for additional expenses like uniform, optional trips and technology.
Additional Information about Fees
Boarding families who pay North American or BC fees are able to elect one of three payment plans:
- Pay in full
- Twice per year
- A monthly plan over 10 months
Learn more about payment schedules and how to pay your fees on the Payment Options page.
All categories of fees are eligible for a 5% discount off tuition for each additional child that attends SMUS when you have one child already registered for the same year.
Our Sibling Discount Appeal
if you are comfortable meeting the financial obligations of tuition without the 5% sibling discount, SMUS asks you to consider donating that 5% to our annual fund in exchange for a tax receipt (in Canada, the US and Britain) to support our campaign to build our endowment and make SMUS more affordable for all families.