SMUS at a Glance

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Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Co-ed Day (Kindergarten to Grade 12)

Boarding (Grades 8 to 12)

Independent school founded in 1906


Accredited by Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the national accrediting body for Canadian independent schools

Total: 995 students

Junior School (K-5): 213 students

Middle School (Grades 6-8): 203 students

Senior School (Grades 9-12): 579 students

Boarders (Grades 8-12): 257 students

English Language Learners (Grades 9-10): 39 students

Gender ratio: 50% boys/50% girls

Average Class Size: 16

Boarding students originate from 24 countries: 45% from North America, 55% from outside North America

Situated on 19 park-like acres in Victoria, British Columbia. The Junior Campus (K-5) is located on two acres at 820 Victoria Avenue, in the heart of Oak Bay. Middle and Senior Schools are located on 17 acres on the Richmond Campus.

Living in Residence

Three co-ed residence buildings, each with a boys and girls wing (called a house) and a shared common room. Two students per room, private bathroom, dining hall, common room kitchen, storage areas, resident houseparents, weekend activities, house games.

Academic and Extracurricular Opportunities

Junior School: library, strings, choir, clubs, imagination lab, outdoor learning space, gymnasium, art studio, French, athletics, intramurals, musical or opera.

Middle School: library, strings, band, choir, art studio with kiln, innovation lab, outdoor education, exploratory units, jazz band, honour band, athletics, intramurals, leadership, theatre production, French, Mandarin, Japanese.

Senior School: innovation lab, library, outdoor education, leadership, orchestra, band, vocal jazz, choir, athletics, recreational sports, musical theatre, art studio with kiln, debate, experiential learning, more than 70 councils and activity clubs.

Facilities - Richmond Campus

School House: restored and reopened in the fall of 2006. Houses the library, math classes and school administration.

Crothall Centre for Humanities and Arts: 22 classrooms, Copeland Lecture Theatre, innovation and computer labs, ELL and language labs, University Counselling, art studio, drama studio.

John and Anne Schaffter Hall for Music: music teaching classrooms for choir, band, strings, practice and rehearsal studios.

Science Building: Seven science labs, two computer labs.

Monkman Athletic Facility: Graves Squash Centre, single gym, double gym, fitness centre.

Tuition 2017-2018 (Canadian Funds)

  • Day Students: $17,735 - $22,030
  • BC Boarding Students: $48,440
  • North American Boarding: $53,370
  • International Boarding: $63,375
  • English Language Learners Boarding: $74,295

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

  • Number of merit scholars in 2017-2018: 23
  • Total funds distributed 2017-2018: $2.4 million
  • This year, 20% of the student body benefited from funds made available through financial assistance and scholarships.

Advanced Placement (University Level Courses)

  • Total number of AP exams written in 2017: 605
  • Number of students writing at least 1 AP exam: 244
  • SMUS AP National Scholars: 26
  • Students achieving mark of 3, 4 or 5:
    • SMUS: 81%
    • World average: 58%
  • Subjects offered: 27
    Art History, Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C Mechanics, Psychology, Research and Seminar (part of AP Capstone), Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art (Drawing, 2D Design and 3D Design)

University Acceptances and Scholarships

  • University Acceptances: 557
  • Number of 2017 graduates: 154
  • Percentage of graduates who earned scholarships: 47%
  • Total scholarships offered: $1.8 million

Partial list of Universities Accepting SMUS 2017 Grads

Canadian: Acadia; McGill; McMaster; Queen's; Quest University; Ryerson; Simon Fraser University; University of Alberta; University of British Columbia; University of Calgary; University of Toronto; University of Victoria; University of Waterloo; Western University.

American: Boston University; Brown; Columbia; Emory; Georgetown; Middlebury College; Northwestern University; NYU; Stanford; UCLA; University of Chicago; University of Michigan; Universtiy of North Carolina; University of Pennsylvania; Washington University in St. Louis.

International: Cardiff University; London School of Economics; Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland; University College, London; University of Edinburgh; University of Melbourne; University of St. Andrews.

St. Michaels University School (SMUS)

3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC
Canada V8P 4P5

Phone: 250-592-2411
Fax: 250-592-2812
Toll Free in North America: 1-800-661-5199
Email: [email protected]

At a Glance 2017-2018

At a Glance 2017-2018

At a Glance 2017-2018

Published: September, 2017
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