St. Michaels University School is owned by the SMUS Society, established under British Columbia law to operate an independent, not-for-profit, co-educational school. Our community of alumni and parents are the members of the Society.
Head of School Search
Head of School Mark Turner announced his retirement as of August 31, 2025. Learn more about our search for a new Head of School.
Board of Governors
A Board of Governors, elected by members of the Society, together with two appointed governors, support the Head of School and Senior Leadership Team and autonomously governs the school.
The Parents' Auxiliary work on a volunteer basis to support the school, other parents and the entire SMUS community. The PA is an integral part of SMUS. They organize events and fundraise for the school.
The Alumni Association Board and members are another important group within our community, serving the school's interests both locally and within our alumni community in 70 countries around the world.
It is not surprising that given Victoria's location below the 49th parallel that one of the countries with most connection to SMUS is the USA. Through many years, the cross-border traffic has meant a thriving community of alumni exists south of the border, calling themselves the American Friends.