St. Michaels University School

5.00 (1 review)
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.

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  • 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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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
St. Michaels University School
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 8-12
Grades (Day)Grades K-12
School TypeCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)Yes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1906
Campus Size19 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1000 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size17 students
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
Number of AP Courses Offered25
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Director of AdmissionsAlexis Lang Lunn
Associate Director of AdmissionsMichael Drew

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

Total Advanced Courses Offered25
CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science Principles, Computer Sciences A, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Government and Politics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C (Electricity & Mag.), Physics C (Mechanical), Psychology, Research, Seminar, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered20 Interscholastic Sports
SportsBadminton, 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, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations56 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub 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, 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"

Profile last updated: 08/24/2021

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