Boarding Program

Live on-campus and explore your potential within a caring residence community.

Who Can Board?

Students in Grades 8 to 12 who wish to live on-campus experience a nurturing residence environment that is just steps away from the classrooms and equestrian centre.


What is Boarding Life Like?

You’ll be able to share your culture, interests and experiences, which helps build deep connections among students, teachers, coaches and staff. Queen Margaret’s School is where lifelong friendships are made.

Most dormitory rooms are shared by two or three students, except for Grade 12 students, who live in individual rooms. Each hallway of rooms has its own name and House Parent.

Both boarding and day students exist and study in an environment that is rich in languages, celebrations and traditions from around the world. We also have a scenic 30-acre campus for you to explore.

Your daily life with about 95 other boarding students is enriched by a full Health Services team that works together to support your wellness.


What is the nearby community like?

Duncan, BC, is in the heart of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Known as “the Warm Land” by our First Nations peoples, this area is rich with forests, beaches, vineyards, rivers and opportunities for outdoor adventure. Our valley is beautiful, the people are friendly, and our community is safe.

You can walk to our small, safe community of Duncan, with permission from our boarding staff. There are also many school-organized evening and weekend activities where you can explore new skills and take in the entertainment, recreational and educational opportunities available on Vancouver Island.

Here are just a few amenities that are within easy walking distance of QMS:

  • Shopping and street markets
  • Restaurants and coffee shops
  • Movie theatre
  • Tennis courts, indoor pool, ice arena, bowling
  • Scenic biking and hiking
  • Year-round golf
  • Downhill skiing (at Mt. Washington Ski Resort)
  • Dance studios
  • Regional library
  • Medical facilities
  • Financial institutions
  • Churches and places of worship


Interested in learning more about Queen Margaret’s School? Contact our Admissions Team.

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