About SMUS

About SMUS


With more than 115 years of experience in offering an outstanding education, SMUS is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school located in Victoria, BC, Canada. You can learn more about the school on the school’s website or explore key details below.

Why SMUs?

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
So you can get a head start on university-level learning.
Year-round Outdoor Education Opportunities
So you can gain confidence through activities like kayaking, camping, rock climbing and hiking.
Music Groups
Including orchestras, bands and choirs, as well as drama, art and musical theatre programs.
Extracurricular Clubs and Councils
So you can explore your interests and passions outside of the classroom.
Countries Represented in the Student Body
So you can learn alongside peers from around the world.
Boarding Rooms Shared by Two Students
So you can live on campus with a roommate, sharing a private washroom and shower.
Graduates Who Are Studying Around the World
Join our alumni community who are attending top universities.

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This will be one of the best opportunities of your life. Though you may not understand what that means yet, once you come to SMUS you’ll get it. School here pushes you to your greatest extent and you definitely see what you are capable of. What I like most about boarding is being surrounded by people who can help you in any way possible. Anything you need, boarding has it.

McEnroe Jean
2018 finalist

If you have a passion for new experiences and finding new limits to your comfort zone, I would most definitely encourage you to apply for The Best School Year Ever contest. SMUS seeks to find the best within each student, in and of itself making your school year the best one ever. Surrounding yourself with students from different countries and backgrounds is an irreplaceable experience – add that to a world class education and what more could you want?

Leah Balter
2016 finalist

I have said it before, and I will say it again: entering The Best School Year Ever contest is the best investment I have ever made, and probably ever will! Those 10 hours I put into the planning, filming and editing of that very first video – those 10 hours, took my life to another reality. The people I met and the things I did, they changed my life.

Santiago Mazoy
2014 winner

You should enter The Best School Year Ever contest because there’s really nothing to lose, but there is a lot to win. My time at SMUS enabled me to challenge my potential, enhance my intellectual curiosity, develop international connections, and make life-long friends. I had a lot of fun, met a lot of good people, and learned a lot about myself.

Lizzie Watson
2015 winner

I would encourage all students to apply! It truly is an incredible school and you will grow so much while there. There are so many new experiences you can explore and it’s an amazing stepping stone to prepare for university. When you are in an environment where everyone is pushing for greatness, you will also find yourself working for your goals. The drive for academic success is there at SMUS and it is definitely contagious!

Meg Montgomery
2016 Finalist