The school provides exceptional opportunities to engage in extra curricular activities, through clubs, sports and exposure to community events. We think there is an opportunity for the school to deepen its relationship with the school community by offering even more options that meet the diverse needs of the student body. Regardless, if a student has the interest, we feel that the school provides ample activities and ways to stoke creativity and passion. Students graduating from St. Margaret's do so as exceptionally well rounded members of the community at large, due in large part to the wide variety of experiences that they have a chance to jump into.
SMS offers several different extra-curricular activities, both as a school and also through independent providers not part of the faculty. Starting in Gr. 3, the girls are offered to participate on the cross-country team, swim team and track and field team. The other sports offered throughout the school are basketball, volleyball, soccer, rowing, and badminton. Since SMS is a smaller sized school (approx. 350 students), the extra-curricular activities and opportunities for team sports are more limited than other independent schools in the area. They do, however, work to provide those activities that the girls are interested in or are requested by the students. There are also some well-established external providers that give the girls opportunities in dance and music. There is an on-campus Ballet School that provides various dance classes (ballet, jazz, muscial theatre) in a dance studio. There is also a music program that offers lessons on various instruments (piano, flute, trumpet, violin, cello etc.). There are also plenty of clubs that the girls are encouraged to engage in and lead: Green Club, Multicultural Club, Community Outreach Club, Robotics, and Cheerleading to name just a few. Some of these clubs spend time in the local community fundraising for various service programs (WIN - Women in Need), while others are more competitive in nature and compete with other students around the province (Robotics).
St. Margaret’s has a variety of extracurricular opportunities from students. From clubs, committees and sports teams, SMS truly has something for everyone. Personally, I have been a member of Green Club, Outreach Committee, Multicultural Committee, volleyball team and field hockey team throughout my years at SMS. Around St. Margaret’s most students have enough to do and take part in many activities. If students want to initiate their own club that SMS does not currently have, they are more than welcome to. This was actually how our Model UN Team was introduced. Through this, SMS has something for everyone!
Given the age of our daughter, our experience with this is minimal.
There are a variety of extra curricular opportunities. My child was a day student and we accessed community programs after school mostly as we had already established relationships before starting at SMS.