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St. Margaret’s School

Victoria (Vancouver Island)
Year of foundation
Advanced Placement, STEM, International English Language Programme
11—18 years old

St. Margaret’s School is a boarding school for girls, founded in 1908. The school gives girls not only an excellent education, but also prepares for admission to the university.

The school is located in the very beautiful and picturesque city of Victoria on the southeast side of Vancouver Island. Victoria, the capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia and a university centre, as well as a historic Pacific port, is considered Canada’s most “British” city in its atmosphere. The international airport is just a 20-minute drive from the school.

The school pays equal attention to the achievements of girls, both in the field of the academic program, and in the physical and spiritual development of the individual. High academic results are achieved due to the small number of students in the classes and the individual approach to each student. The school has created a warm and friendly atmosphere that contributes to the development and disclosure of the talents and abilities of each girl.

About 350 students’ study at the school.

DIRECTOR (stand 2023)

Sharon Klein, Education - University of Regina, Bachelor of Biology; San Diego State University-California State University, master's degree in educational management.


  • Around the school there is a huge park surrounded by agricultural land, there are two lakes nearby. Such a natural environment promotes learning and outdoor games.
  • The ratio of teachers and students is 1: 8.
  • Small classes allow teachers to pay enough attention to each student.
  • The ability to think independently and make decisions is encouraged.
  • The school prides itself on creating an impeccable learning environment where students can be themselves and discover their true talents.
  • The school is known for teaching art objects, achievements in athletics, a leadership development program and extracurricular activities.
  • We are personally acquainted with the administration of this school.


The school area of 22 acres is surrounded by a beautiful park. The school is a 15-minute walk from downtown Victoria.

The building of the elementary school built in 2006 contains: 7 classrooms, a computer lab, specialized classes for engaging in fine arts, French, and the natural sciences. In the building of the high school there are: classrooms, four scientific laboratories, an art studio, a lounge for self-study and senior students, a career planning centre. The high school building is connected to the administrative building and a sports centre.

The school’s campus also has a dance and yoga studio, classes for music, singing and drama, a library, a culinary arts centre and a gardening area. There is a greenhouse at the school, where they teach to grow vegetables and care for plants. The sports centre consists of 2 gyms and a fitness centre, as well as a stage for performances and various school events. The school has a large library with computers and access to a huge amount of educational literature.


Advanced placement

University Preparation Program. Pupils study majors in the university program, which they are preparing to enter, and pass exams based on the results of the study. The AP program consists of subject area courses. Students select several subjects from the proposed areas for in-depth study.


The program stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, Math": "Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." A key feature of STEM programs is the solution of practical problems and the development of projects at the junction of technical disciplines based on the theory studied. STEM education is the foundation of high-tech employee training.

International English Language Program

The international English language program prepares foreign students for admission to English-language universities in Canada, the USA and other countries of the world.

Depending on the initial knowledge of English, students can take the preparatory program of English as a foreign language (Transition Program) or attend additional English classes along with training in the academic program (Bridge Program). The Transition course (intensive English instruction in a mini-group) has earned an excellent reputation, most foreign students continue their studies at the school according to the main program. Bridge courses are designed specifically for students with a good knowledge of English, but who need additional training. During this course, training in the program of 8, 9, 10 classes is combined with weekly classes in English.

Both programs are aimed at adapting students to the English-language school environment and are led by qualified teachers. Admission to the program is also carried out in accordance with age. The program involves small classes and attention to the individual needs of each student.


The school has 4 residences - Barton, Fenwick, French, Pearce, each designed for 36 people. The girls live in a room in two, each room has a bathroom. In the houses there is a shared kitchen, rooms for relaxation and games, watching movies. Girls eat in the beautiful dining room - Alexis Hall.


Tennis, golf, squash, badminton, athletics, swimming, rowing, field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball, yoga, dancing, rock climbing and much more.


After school, college life does not stop. St. Margaret’s School is a vibrant venue that helps to develop fully and encourages sports and creative activities. For girls, the school provides all the possibilities: dancing, yoga, various sports. Theatrical studio and choir. Cooking and gardening. The school has its own greenhouse, which teaches you how to grow vegetables and care for plants, which helps support research on local foods. The school has a special environmental class. Outdoor activities in the oak grove provide students with space; they learn by studying the environment in any weather.

The location of the school near Victoria allows students to attend concerts, films, sporting events, museums and galleries. This allows you to feel the life and atmosphere of the Canadian city.

The school organizes weekend trips to nearby cities in Canada and the United States. These educational trips allow you to better know the country, get acquainted with the culture and expand your horizons.

COST, 2023-2024

CAD 74,006 per year.

Included in cost

  • Teaching
  • Accommodation and meals

Extra paid

  • Registration fee - CAD $250
  • School admission fee - CAD $5,500
  • Incidentals Deposit - CAD $5,000
  • Flights
  • Transfers to / from the airport
  • Visa
  • Services of the company "Paradise"


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  • Filling out the required medical forms.

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