Queen Margaret’s School
Queen Margaret’s School is Canada’s equestrian university-preparatory high school for girls. QMS offers a university-preparatory education to 325 students in its all girls Senior School (Grades 8 – 12, boarding Grade 6 – 12) and co-ed Junior School (Preschool through Grade 6, Grade 7 & 8 single gender).
At QMS, young women experience a rigorous academic curriculum anchored by an internationally recognized leadership program, empowering them to think critically, lead confidently and live honourably. During the school day, boarders and day students are fully integrated into all activities, fostering life-long friendships that lead into professional life.
QMS offers a welcoming boarding residence to approximately 100 girls from around the world each year. Girls enjoy a rich boarding experience that fosters global awareness and broadens their world view. Students have the opportunity to experience dynamic activities and excursions, and immerse themselves and explore Canadian culture to the fullest.
The 27-acre campus is nestled in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island in Canada’s warmest average climate. It is a safe and friendly campus that is within walking distance to shopping, sports centres and activities, yet enjoys the green Canadian country-side and proximity to skiing, lakes, rivers and the Pacific Ocean.
The intensive ESL Program enables students to improve their English skills quickly and prepare for university in a rigorous and structured academic environment with local day students and boarders from around the world.
As a STEM school (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), our girls complete more science courses and achieve higher marks in their senior sciences than the provincial average. Additionally, 100% of our graduates are accepted into post-secondary schools around the world.
Queen Margaret’s is also home to Canada’s only integrated equestrian riding and pre-veterinary equine sciences high-school program. This acclaimed equestrian program provides training opportunities for recreational riders and elite equestrian athletes alike to develop and compete in shows within the Pacific Northwest and California.
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