Media Room

Media Contact

Stuart Hill, Director of Marketing and Communications

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St. Michaels University School is a leading co-educational, Kindergarten to Grade 12 independent school in Victoria, BC, Canada.

With a global reputation for academic excellence, students from around the world enjoy the challenge of an extensive curriculum, including Canada’s longest-running Advanced Placement program with 25 course options. Intellectual stimulation combined with exceptional athletic, arts, outdoor education, extracurricular and leadership programs make SMUS the place where motivated students cultivate their full potential in everything they do.

Head of School

Media are advised to contact us at [email protected] should you wish to approach Mark Turner, Head of School, for comment or an interview.

School Name

Our school name is St. Michaels University School. If you need to shorten it, the acronym is SMUS.

Do these things

  • include the period after ‘St.’
  • pronounce SMUS as 'smoo'

Please don't do these things

  • include an apostrophe in 'Michaels'
  • refer to us as St. Michaels, St. Mikes, St. Michaels University, or St. Michael’s School*
  • refer to the school as SMU or S.M.U.S.

* One of our founding schools was St. Michael’s School.

Logo, Wordmark and Photos

Our school logo and wordmark and a selection of high-resolution photos are available for use by request. Please email us at [email protected].

Visiting Campus

St. Michaels University School campuses and all buildings are currently closed to visitors due to COVID-19. Please visit the COVID-19 section of our website for the most up-to-date information on campus closures.

The safety and security of our community is our highest priority. Members of the media must contact [email protected] to schedule a visit. As we are a boarding and day school with students on campus 24-7, all media must contact us prior to coming onto campus. Individuals on campus without express permission will be asked to leave.

Junior School

St. Michaels University School - Junior School (SMUS Junior School)

820 Victoria Avenue
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8S 4N3

Middle and Senior School Campus

St. Michaels University School - Middle and Senior School (SMUS Middle and Senior School)

3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8P 4P5

Our Mission


Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life.

Our Vision

To learn, to lead, to serve.

Our Values

Respect, Courage, Honesty, Service.

Indigenous Recognition

One of our core values at St. Michaels University School is respect.

With this in mind, we acknowledge that our school rests in the heart of Straits Salish territory, a living culture with its own rites, ceremonies, and unfolding history.

We honour the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples – whose homelands we share and whom we recognize as our neighbours.

Our History

St. Michaels University School first came into existence in 1971, when two schools, St. Michael’s School (founded in 1910) and University School (founded in 1906) amalgamated.

For further information, visit our History page.

Floreat logo

Our Strategic Plan

Floreat, SMUS's strategic plan for 2020-2030 recognizes the importance of our history, and confidently celebrates who we are and what makes us great, while recognizing that being a leader also means not becoming complacent. As we look toward our Jubilee Year in 2021 and beyond to the end of the decade, the school is ideally poised to begin fresh growth.

Learn more about Floreat on the dedicated strategic plan website.

Senior Leadership Team

Mark Turner, Head of School
Andy Rodford, Deputy Head of School
Becky Anderson, Director of Junior School (Kindergarten to Grade 5)
Eliot Anderson, Director of Senior School (Grade 9-12)
Richard Brambley, Director of Middle School (Grade 6-8)
Adrienne Davidson, Director of Advancement & Campaigns
Keith Driscoll, Director of Boarding and Student Life
Denise Lamarche, Director of Academics
Alexis Lang Lunn, Director of Admissions
Rita Lord, Chief Financial Officer