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.

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  • 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: http://goo.gl/Yw2eHd
  • 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 Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) K-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Anglican Non-denominational
Year Founded 1906 1907
Campus Size 20 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 923 students 300 students
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 45% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 18 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:18 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 45% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $6 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
n/a $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 21% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions Paul Leslie  
Associate Director of Admissions Shannon Drew  

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 24 15
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)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • VictoriaSt. Margaret's School
    All-girls 
    1080 Lucas Avenue
    VictoriaBritish ColumbiaV8X 3P7
    250-479-7171
    2.6 mi | 379 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Mill BayBrentwood College School
    2735 Mt. Baker Road
    Mill Bay
    250 743 5521
    17.4 mi | 460 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Shawnigan Lake, BCShawnigan Lake School
    1975 Renfrew Road
    Shawnigan Lake, BCV0R2W1
    250-743-6207
    20 mi | 454 students | Gr. 8-12
  • Vancouver, BCSt. George's School, Vancouver
    All-boys 
    West 29th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
    (604) 221-3915
    55.4 mi | 1150 students | Gr. 1-12
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