The Boarding Experience
Your first question about boarding will probably be: where will I live? At SMUS, you will live in a room with a private bathroom and purpose-built furniture.
SMUS boarders share their room with one other student. Having a roommate is your opportunity to make a best friend for life.
There are six boarding houses at SMUS, and although they enjoy a friendly rivalry, there is a close connection between all the houses.
Houseparents and Support
The houseparent system at SMUS means there is always someone looking out for you and able to offer help and guidance. Learn more about houseparents and the other ways in which we care for your wellbeing.
Food in Boarding
Everybody loves good food! SMUS is committed to providing you with a diet that allows you to benefit the most from your education.
Evenings and Weekends
What do students at SMUS do when they're not studying or participating in extracurricular activities? Find out here what your evenings and weekends will be like.
Living in Victoria, BC
SMUS is sometimes called the "urban boarding school" given our central location in the provincial capital city of Victoria. You will get to know Victoria well. It is small, safe, easy to navigate and there are lots of things to do here.Living in Victoria
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Apply for Boarding
Find out how to apply in our Admissions section.
Our Admissions office will be glad to help you with any questions you have.
Learn more about boarding at SMUS in our Senior School Viewbook.
Further Information for Boarders
Detailed information about boarding can be found in the SMUS Family Handbook.