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Victoria, BC


St. Michaels University School
Boarding, Grades 8-12

St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is located on a beautiful 8-hectare campus in Victoria, B.C, Canada with access to all the city's amenities. SMUS boarders benefit from all Vancouver Island has to offer, from kayaking along the coast to studying botany on Mount Tolmie. Though the SMUS campus is in a quiet, residential neighbourhood, Victoria’s vibrant downtown — and its restaurants, art galleries, theatres and stores — is a short distance away. Residential life boasts contemporary boarding facilities for students from 20 countries around the world, from Germany to Barbados to Japan.

At SMUS, 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 can become. Committed to academic excellence, we offer a range of truly outstanding courses as well as exceptional athletic, performing arts, outdoor education and extracurricular programs. Our students pursue passions from creative writing to environmental science while immersed in an international environment. On-campus concerts, intramurals, poetry readings, sports and other events keep boarders entertained when school is not in session, and weekends offer an opportunity to explore downtown, go on trips with fellow boarders, and compete in inter-house games. Our alumni are renowned athletes, actors, and entrepreneurs; our students are challenged to meet their full potential in everything they do.

Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
SMUS was the first school in Canada to offer Advanced Placement and we have one of the largest AP programs in the country. Students can choose from 25 AP courses at SMUS and complete the AP Capstone program is where they develop in-depth critical thinking, research and presentation skills.

Outdoor Education
The SMUS outdoor education program balances safety and adventure. At a school surrounded by forests, ocean and mountains, students have plenty of chances to get outside. More than exercise and new experiences, the Outdoor Education program teaches leadership, teamwork, perseverance and goal-setting.

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  • British Columbia