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Grades JK TO Gr. 12 — Victoria, BC (Map)


St. Margaret's School ADMISSIONS

Private schools in Canada have admissions policies, and they require application materials. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and tests (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students. Schools also use different criteria for evaluating student applications, have different acceptance rates, and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.

Admissions Requirements

InterviewPS - 12
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)K - 12
Entrance Essay2 - 12

St. Margaret's School admissions deadlines and fees

Day students: Rolling
Boarding students: Rolling
Offer mid-year entry: Yes

Application fee: $250
Registration fee: $2,500
Deposit: N/A

What St. Margaret's School says about their admissions requirements:


After applying online (​) please provide the school with all supporting documents as well as your application fee (CAD $250) – your application is not complete until the School receives these items.


Applications are not complete until the School receives:

  • An Academic Reference – completed by a previous or current academic advisor (teacher, principal, counsellor, etc.). The reference person must return this form directly to St. Margaret’s School.
  • A Character Reference – completed by an adult who is not a relative. The reference person must return this form directly to St. Margaret’s School.
  • A copy of last year’s final report card.
  • A copy of the most recent report card.
  • A photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate, passport, or landed immigrant status.
  • A recent photo of the applicant


The placement assessment is used to determine a student’s strengths, weaknesses and readiness to begin classes at SMS. We understand that this can be an intimidating process for students and their parents and do all we can to make the process comfortable and informal.


Learn about the percentage of students typically accepted into St. Margaret's School. This can help you gauge your chances of getting into this school. For instance, a 95% acceptance rate means a school is relatively easy to get into, while a 10% acceptance rate means it will be difficult to get into.

St. Margaret's School acceptance rate: 85%

Day Boarding

St. Margaret's School student entry points

Schools accept different numbers of students at different grade levels. Learn how many students are accepted into St. Margaret's School at each grade level.

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What type of student St. Margaret's School is looking for:

A St. Margaret’s student is open, honest, and accountable, treating all people with dignity and respect. encouraged to relentlessly pursue my goals and actively participate to achieve great results. genuine, generous, and caring in my relationships and service to others. a leader through words, actions, thoughts, and peer support understood and has freedom to be creative and discover strengths and abilities. eager to take on challenges, learn from mistakes, and do what’s right in the face of adversity. aware of the interconnectedness of the world and understands her voice and actions have an impact on environment and community. Our Core Values: Courage, Connection, Care, Curiosity, Challenge Our Motto: Servite In Caritate ~ Service with Love St. Margaret’s is a global school where girls are nurtured and inspired to become life-long learners. Girls here are challenged to achieve their full potential and contribute to society in a meaningful way. We embrace our motto “Service with Love” in both individual pursuits and shared responsibilities. Our Vision: Confident Girls. Inspiring Leaders. Creating a Thriving World. This is a school where girls who want to change the world become women who do. Our committed staff, beautiful campus, and innovative curriculum create a nurturing environment that challenges students to achieve their leadership potential. Our Mission: St. Margaret’s is a caring, inclusive community where students are challenged to pursue personal and academic excellence, use their voice, and enact change. St Margaret’s School values diversity and inspires excellence of mind and strength of spirit. Students here are challenged to take responsibility for their own learning experience, to develop individual worth, academic excellence, personal wellness, connection with nature and service to their local and global community.

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