There is a huge variety of extracurricular opportunities. Usually, sports comes to mind when people read this, and they have excellent programs in many sports, both at a competitive and recreational level. The sports facilities are excellent. They even offer sailing! For those not so into the sporting scene, there are lots of other after school activities There are clubs for chess, volunteering, language and culture clubs and environmental clubs. If you don't find a club you like you can start your own. Every year, there is a large scale musical production. The majority of the senior students participate. Many perform, others prefer working backstage. There is something for everyone, and the quality of the final production is impressive.
Our son has enjoyed outstanding extracurricular activity at SMUS. His focus is on politics, leadership, community service and theatre/arts. And while he is decidedly uninterested in team athletics, SMUS has still afforded him outdoor pursuit opportunities which have been far more akin to his athletic, leadership and exercise interest. The school focus on healthy body and healthy minds has made a strong impression on him, and we are thankful that he is encouraged to pursue a healthy body despite his lack of interest in team sports. While our son has generally not participated in the many team sports offered at SMUS, we well aware of the excellent opportunities offered to students who do excel in athletics. Both of us were strong athletes, and while our first-hand exposure to the team sports at SMUS has been limited, our impression is that they are equally as strong as the academics at SMUS. The extracurricular activities at SMUS are broad, well-organized, thoughtful and valuable. We also appreciate the opportunities that our son has had to contribute to the community initiatives in the Victoria area. The importance placed on making a contribution locally is important to us. We cannot think of anything our son is lacking in this area.
I feel that there are plenty of extracurriculars offered at SMUS. There’s something for everyone and if there isn’t, it’s fairly easy to start a club of your own. In terms of sports teams, there are many ranging from intramural level to competitive, high seeded teams. I really think that the multitude of extracurriculars really speaks to how much SMUS understands that academic achievement isn’t the only thing that matters and how valuable it can be to students to have a space to develop other interests that may turn out just as important later on.