St. Michaels University School

3400 Richmond Road,
Victoria, Canada
Tel: (250) 370-6170
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 923 students
At St. Michaels University School, we believe many of the most important lessons — both intellectual and personal — enable students to discover not only who they are as individuals but who they have the potential to become.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Take a (Virtual) Tour Around Campus - 12/13/2013 - Visit St Michaels University School without leaving home - our new virtual campus tour is *almost* as good as actually being here! Copy the link into your browser to see for yourself:
  • SMUS Student Wins Google Science Fair - 11/05/2013 - In Grade 10, Ann Makosinski designed a flashlight that is powered solely from the heat emitted from the human hand. Her invention took her to the finals of the international competition where she took home the top prize in her age ...more

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2013 School Data
St. Michaels University School
School Focus College Preparatory
Grades (Boarding) Grades 8-12
Grades (Day) Grades K-12
School Type Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes
Religious Affiliation Anglican
Year Founded 1906
Campus Size 20 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 923 students
% Students of Color n/a
% International Students 15%
% Students Boarding 45%

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
Average Class Size 18 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:18
Number of AP Courses Offered 24
ESL Courses Offered Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 45%
Summer Program Offered Yes


Endowment Size $6 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid 21%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes


Application Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate n/a
Director of Admissions Paul Leslie
Associate Director of Admissions Shannon Drew

AP / Advanced Courses

Total Advanced Courses Offered 24
AP/Advanced Courses
Art History Biology
Calculus AB Calculus BC
Chemistry Chinese Language and Culture
English Language English Literature
Environmental Science European History
French Language German Language
Government and Politics Human Geography
Japanese Language Macroeconomics
Microeconomics Physics B
Physics C (Electricity & Mag.) Physics C (Mechanical)
Psychology Spanish Language
Studio Art (2D Design) Studio Art (Drawing)

School Notes:

  • St. Michaels University School is among the foremost independent day and boarding schools in Canada and in the world.
  • Our commitment to academic excellence provides exceptional preparation for the challenges of postsecondary education.
  • Our students are tomorrow’s leaders in the making, and come from nearly 20 countries around the world.
  • Our faculty are passionate specialists who believe in the potential of every student.
  • Our key programmes focus on five areas of development: Academics, Athletics, the Arts, Leadership, and Community and Global Service.
  • From Junior to Middle to Senior School, students develop a love of learning and learn to think critically and creatively.
  • University preparation is at the heart of the school’s mission, with 99% of our students going on to postsecondary education.
  • With boarding facilities starting at grade 8, students become part of a diverse community where they create life-long friendships, develop independence and enjoy a wide range of activities.
  • School accreditations: CAIS, WBSA, NAIS, PNAIS, TABS, IECA, SSAT
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Steve Nash '92 - Two-time NBA MVP, founder and president of the Steve Nash Foundation for growing health in kids
    • Stewart Butterfield '91 - Co-founder of Flickr
    • Kenneth Oppel '85 - Award-winning author
    • Manoj Sood '81 - Star of CBC's hit show

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is St. Margaret's School (2.6 miles away)
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