Broaden Your Perspective
The SMS boarding community nurtures and empowers young women to develop academically and socially, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Why You’ll Love Boarding at SMS
Enjoy Cultural Sharing
Be a true global citizen, living and studying with girls from across the world—Canada, India, China, Mexico, Germany, Nigeria, and Japan!
Grow with Confidence
Develop independence in a safe, nurturing environment. Boarding at SMS perfectly prepares you for the transition to university.
Explore Vancouver Island
Discover a world of stunning natural beauty and incredible activities during weekend trips and adventurous excursions.
Our four houses—Barton, Fenwick, French, and Pearce—are not typical dormitories and are nestled in a quiet corner of our campus. Each house is staffed by a live-in house parent along with a dedicated team that provides support in each house during the day and throughout the night.
In our boarding houses, each room accommodates two students and features a private bathroom. Boarding houses offer convenient access to the school’s athletic and academic facilities, including the tennis courts, gyms, fitness centre, dance and yoga studio, computer and language labs, and music rooms.
Boarding Room Layout
Boarding students are served three healthy meals and snacks in Alexis Hall daily. There are options for selective eaters and those with dietary needs.
Need clean clothes? No problem! Students can choose to do their laundry in their houses for $1, or conveniently have it done on laundry day.
From Monday to Friday, our health care team helps schedule student off-campus medical and health care appointments within the school week.
Available during and after school hours, our counsellors support students in areas such as mindfulness and stress management.
Our school provides regular service to downtown Victoria, BC Ferries, and the airport. Taxis and public transit are other great options.
Our campus is patrolled by a security guard in the evenings and weekends. House parents are always on duty when students are in the boarding houses.