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


REVIEW OF St. Margaret's School BY parent, Erin Solbakken

  • Date of Review
    March 29, 2018
  • Grades
    JK - K

(5) Student Experience

St. Margaret’s is amazing. The entire faculty goes above and beyond. Our daughter is nurtured and supported in all areas. She loves the ability to try many new things as well as focus on those she loves best. Small class sizes and an all girls environment provides a peaceful setting.

(4.5) School Leadership

Faculty and administration are all involved at all levels of the girls education. Most know our daughter by name and are always there when we have questions or concerns.

(5) Teaching

Our experience of the teaching thus far has been exemplary. Small class sizes allow the teachers to focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each student individually. When special needs arise they are attended to and worked on in a manner far exceeding my expectations. Our daughter is challenged and supported in all areas and we are so grateful for the teachers we have.

(5) Academics

Our daughter is only in kindergarten however the skills and subjects she has been exposed to and able to focus on both in the junior program and this year in kindergarten have been greatly varied. I am particularly impressed with the stem program and how both nature and technology are used to create a balance within the curriculum.

(2.5) Extracurriculars

Given the age of our daughter, our experience with this is minimal.

(4.5) Students

Our experience so far is that the girls at all age levels and grades are very nurturing and supportive of each other. Many of the older girls take time to speak to and show support to our daughter.

(5) School Life

Our daughter loves everything about her school. She is proud to attend and seems very happy on a daily basis.

(5) Community

I cherish the parent community at Saint Margaret’s. It definitely feels like an extended family and given the size of the school it is possible to maintain a closeness I have not seen elsewhere.

(5) School Location

The grounds at the school are amazing. Surrounded by nature while also allowing for field trips on occasion.


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Parent, Natalie Burns (2024)

Gr. 1 to Gr. 4 (current),Gr. 6 to Gr. 7 (current) — Our child joined St Margaret’s mid-year, never an easy time to do so. She was so warmly welcomed by the girls and teachers, and that really assisted in her transition. Since she was behind in readin...


Parent, Julie Akeroyd (2022)

Gr. 5 to Gr. 9 (current),K to Gr. 1 (current),K to Gr. 3 (current) — My daughters absolutely love the close, caring community at SMS. They enjoy small classes that foster close relationships with both fellow students and educators. Given the small class sizes, their te...


Parent, Cheryl Major (2021)

St. Margaret's makes every day an amazing day for both of my daughters. My daughters have had an excellent academic education while learning and practicing values in an environment that challenges, su...
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