My name is Wilma Jamieson, Head of School at Queen Margaret’s School, and I’d like to welcome you to discover QMS.

QMS is a girls’ school located in the province of British Columbia, in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. We offer an international, English-language day and boarding school experience for girls from Grade 6 to Grade 12, and we also welcome boys and girls to our Junior School, up to Grade 8. Whether you are a member of our nurturing boarding environment or a day student, you will grow and learn alongside an internationally diverse group of young women from around the globe. You will certainly learn in class with your classmates, but our global student body ensures that you will also learn from your classmates. Once you have finished your studies at QMS, you will have learned how to think critically, lead with confidence, and live with a sense of honour and dignity.

The jewel of QMS is our world-renowned equestrian program. Our program teaches younger, more inexperienced riders how to ride for fun, and challenges our competitive riders to develop the skills they need to bring out their best, whether they are practicing in our Olympic sized Dressage ring or our Indoor Riding Arena. Our equestrian student-athletes compete all around the Pacific Northwest and California, and to help them better understand their animals, we provide a curriculum for equine sciences and equine care.


The QMS campus offers easy access to the skiing, hiking, and the beautiful waters of British Columbia with a short walk to shopping, sports centres, and other activities in the town of Duncan, BC. Together with your classmates, you will also go on excursions throughout the year that will bring you closer to the vibrant culture of British Columbia and which will create memories with your classmates that will remain with you for life.

Here at QMS, we place special pride in our science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes that today’s students need for the future. For students who need to brush up on their English, we offer an intensive ESL program with a rigorous curriculum that helps students quickly rise to the proficiency level required for success in English-language colleges and universities around the world. Thanks to our thoroughly balanced curriculum, we instill in our students the values of leadership, self-expression, scholarship, and responsibility. QMS students graduate with the academic ability and the global queen-margarets-headerperspective that the international, multicultural 21st century demands. At QMS we believe that an education is one you build, it’s not something you simply receive.

So, on behalf of Queen Margaret’s School, I would like to welcome you to learn more about us and how we can help you and your daughters prepare for your futures and achieve your dreams for the future. Come and visit our QMS website.

Queen Margaret’s School’s Associate Director of Admissions, Mr. Iqbal Parekh, will be visiting Tokyo to meet prospective students and their families in February 2014. To book your appointment, connect with him at [email protected].