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Queen Margaret's School

660 Brownsey Ave., Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 1C2, Canada










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30 Acres

School Profile

Established in 1921, Queen Margaret's School is located on 30 beautiful acres on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Queen Margaret's School's university-preparatory program inspires students to achieve in a structured and safe learning environment. Our teaching approach focuses on the pillars of academic rigor and personal excellence, gender equality and fairness, and building character and service.

At QMS, learning goes beyond the classroom. Our unique programming includes a variety of Advanced Placement courses and Equine Facilitated Leadership Development, as well as innovative, learning strategies such as entrepreneurial thinking, global sustainability, experiential and inquiry-based learning. Through these unique approaches, students gain opportunities to test knowledge through hands-on exercises and to apply what they’ve learned to real world settings.

Our purpose is to prepare young trailblazers, as no two journeys are the same.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

QMS is a trailblazing Early Childhood Education to Grade 12 university prep school that transforms how students learn and develop through a unique educational model combining experiential learning, entrepreneurial thinking, and equine facilitated leadership development.

Our Values
  • Justice
  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Connection
  • Courage

Applications & Fees

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Application Fee

$200.00 - $250.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$62,480.00 - $66,080.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$78,080.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$25,480.00 CND

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Queen Margaret's School Horseback Riding
Queen Margaret's School Students Walking Outside
Queen Margaret's School Junior School Students

Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Teacher's reference
  • Report Cards
  • Birth Certificate
  • Student/Parent Questionnaire 
  • Current photo
  • Application fee of $200-$250
Entrance Test Requirements
  • Applicants are given opportunity to take an online skills test to determine their level of understanding in the English language. QMS uses Vital English proficiency testing as its main testing agent.  We do however, accept other standardized tests with the candidates application.
  • We will accept TOFEL, SSAT, Vital English and other standardized test with application.

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School Differentiators

  • On-campus equestrian academic and riding program 
  • All school systems, activities and philosophies are oriented and aligned to foster student success and wellness


Advanced Placement:


Top Post-secondary Destinations

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of British Columbia
  • Queen's University
  • University of Calgary
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Boston University
  • Parsons School of Design


  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • Independent Schools Association of British Columbia

Community Service & Trips

QMS' school motto is Serviter Fortiter (Serve Ye Bravely). Volunteerism and service learning are integral components of the QMS experience. Building strong, positive relationships with not-for-profit organizations is one of our goals, whether it means fundraising or hands-on volunteerism, our students are ready to answer the call.

Partnerships with local service organizations include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Cowichan Valley
  • BC Children's Hospital 
  • BC Forest Discovery Centre 
  • Cowichan Green Community 
  • Cowichan Intercultural Society 
  • Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association 
  • Cowichan Valley Basket Society 
  • Nourish Cowichan 
  • SPCA Cowichan Valley 
  • Terry Fox Foundation 
  • The Salvation Army 
  • Tour de Rock and more...

Due to COVID our school trips are limited for the 2020-2021 season

Summer Programs



  • 3D Design
  • Acting
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behaviour
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Studio Art
  • Band
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Business
  • Calculus
  • Calculus AB
  • Canadian History
  • Career Education
  • Chemistry
  • Choral Music
  • Classical History
  • Community Service
  • Culinary Events
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Drama Club
  • Drawing
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Equestrian Train to Compete
  • Equine Sciences
  • European History
  • Exercise Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Laptop Program 
  • Leadership
  • Multimedia
  • Music for Beginners
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Orchestral String
  • Outdoor Education
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Robotics
  • Social Justice
  • Social Studies
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stage Band
  • Stagecraft
  • Strings
  • Studio Art
  • Teacher Advisor
  • Theatre Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music
  • World History
  • Yearbook


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Astronomy Club
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Camping
  • Choral Music
  • Cross-country
  • Chess Club
  • Computer Club
  • Community Service
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Drama Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Equestrian
  • Environmental Club
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Leadership Program
  • Mountain Biking
  • Model UN
  • Outdoor Education
  • Peer Counselling
  • Photography
  • Rock Band
  • Robotics
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Stage and
  • String Ensemble
  • Swimming
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Government
  • Theatre
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling


  • Access to Off Campus Pool
  • Dance Studio
  • Equestrian Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Pool
  • Soccer and Sports Fields
  • Weight Room
  • Wireless Internet