St. Michaels University School
Selected programs:
Canada / Victoria
Other locations: none
Institution Description
Located in beautiful Victoria, Canada, SMUS is one of Canada's top academic K-12 university preparatory schools. At the high school level, there are 570 students in total from 23 countries around the world. We have 250 Boarding spaces. We offer an ESL program from Grades 8-10. We also offer summer English courses.
SMUS is a Canadian pioneer and leader in the Advanced Placement (AP) programme: 
* First Canadian school to adopt AP (1978) 
* Top Canadian independent school for programme size (221 students, 41% of the student body, wrote 569 exams in 2009) 
* Top five Canadian schools for number of course offerings (23 courses).

SMUS supports a very active music programme. Many ensembles are offered, including: concert, chamber and jazz choir; concert, honour, jazz and stage band; string and full orchestra;and numerous smaller ensembles. Music is part of the daily routine at the school. Students enjoy a state-of-the-art music building.
We provide excellent opportunities for students to engage with sports of all kinds. Every student at SMUS is involved in athletics in some form, whether on a school team or through our intramural programme. SMUS competes at the varsity level in 15 sports, including basketball, cricket, golf, rowing, rugby and soccer.