Arts and Athletics

A student plays lacrosse during experiential PE.

Grade 8 students take Experiential PE, where they are introduced to activities outside of a traditional PE curriculum, such as lacrosse, water polo and more


There is no shortage of creative outlets for SMUS students. We believe in the value of arts education, and students participate as part of the core subject curriculum and as extracurricular activities. All students take choir and visual art. They also get to choose between playing in the strings orchestra or concert band. The biennial musical production will be a highlight of their time at the Middle School. It brings together actors, singers, dancers, set-builders, musicians and more to put on a huge three-day show at a major theatre in downtown Victoria.


Athletics at the Middle School emphasizes participation, fair play and healthy living. Our goals – through physical education class and competitive sports – are to provide a variety of opportunities, create positive athletic experiences and prepare student athletes for sports at the Senior School and beyond.

Grade 8 students take a one-of-a-kind physical education course called Experiential PE (X-PE). The goal of X-PE is to introduce students to physical activities that aren’t in a traditional physical education class such as water polo, martial arts, curling, golf, gymnastics and more.

Team Sports

Students can test their skills against other schools in local sports leagues and sometimes against teams from across Canada. They receive expert coaching and training to grow and improve as athletes. Some sports offered include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Field Hockey
  • Fitness and Conditioning Club
  • Rugby
  • Sailing Club
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swim Club
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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SMUS Middle School Viewbook coverThe Middle School viewbook provides an overview of programs and the SMUS experience.

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