3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, V8P 4P5, Canada
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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 1,000 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Michaels University School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
St. Michaels University School
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
1906
Campus Size
19 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
1000 students
% International Students
25%
% Students Boarding
45%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
17 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
25
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
45%
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
n/a
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Director of Admissions
Alexis Lang Lunn
Associate Director of Admissions
Michael Drew

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
25
Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C – Mechanics, Psychology, Research (part of the AP Capstone program), Seminar (part of the AP Capstone program), Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing; 2D Design; 3D Design, World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
56
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Council, Amnesty International, Arts Council, Athletic Council, Book Club, Bridge Club, Business Club, CAIS Conference, Chess Club, Chinese Culture Club, Entrepreneur Club, Film Club, Food Committee, FreeThinkers' Club, Grad Committee, Grade Councils, Green Club, Hack Club, History Club, House Games Council, Intercultural Club, Knitting Club, Leadership Conferences, Math Challengers, Outdoor and Sustainability Club, Outdoor Leadership, Peer Tutors, Photo Club, Politics and International Relations Club, Pride Alliance, Psychology Club, Radio Club, Robotics Club, Service Council, Set Design Club, Spoken Word Club, Student Newspaper, Volunteer Club, Wellness Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Brass Ensemble, Choir, Fall Theatre Production, Jazz Band, Musical Theatre, Opera, Strings, Swing Band, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Club, Hiking, Outdoor Adventure, Rock Climbing, Strength and Conditioning, Table Tennis, Yoga

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 post-secondary education.
  • Our students are tomorrow`s leaders in the making, and come from more than 30 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.
  • St. Michaels University School accreditations: CAIS, HMC, 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 and Slack
    • Kenneth Oppel '85 - Award-winning author
    • Manoj Sood '81 - Star of CBC's hit show Little Mosque on the Prairie
    • Bryce Soderberg '98 - Musician and member of band "Lifehouse"
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are famous alumni from St. Michaels University School?

St. Michaels University School famous alumni include: Steve Nash '92, Stewart Butterfield '91, Kenneth Oppel '85, Manoj Sood '81 and Bryce Soderberg '98.

What sports does St. Michaels University School offer?

St. Michaels University School offers 20 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cricket, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Golf, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.

Does St. Michaels University School offer a summer program?

Yes, St. Michaels University School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is St. Michaels University School's ranking?

St. Michaels University School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large student body (number of students), Most extracurriculars offered and High # of AP/advanced courses offered.

When is the application deadline for St. Michaels University School?

The application deadline for St. Michaels University School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Description

Class of 2019
5.00
Northeastern University
I liked SMUS because there was a focus on community building, which is something I didn't realize I needed until I got there. I liked the grade 10 experiential program (rocket building, camping, yoga retreat). . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 1,000 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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