QMS Prep Program

The QMS Prep Program is a one-year program designed to prepare students in Grades 7 to 10 with full-time English Language instruction for entry into mainstream academic courses at Queen Margaret School the following year.

Prep Program students will have many opportunities to develop academic skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and subject-specific vocabulary while learning to adapt to Canadian culture and curricula before enrolling in the mainstream academic program.

No school credits are awarded during this skill-based learning year, but all students receive a certificate of completion. Students who achieve the required level of English may enrol at QMS the following academic year.

Advantages of The QMS Prep Program

  • Ability to communicate in a new language
  • Increased problem-solving abilities
  • Greater comprehension the English Language
  • Improved listening, reading, speaking and writing skills
  • Cultural immersion
  • Prepares students for the academic program at QMS
  • Small class size (14 students)
  • Social integration and confidence building
  • English Language immersion

Creating a more connected world

All QMS Prep Program students live together in our boarding residence, in a secure and supportive environment on a spacious and scenic 30-acre campus. This is where life-long friendships are born as students meet peers from around the world.

QMS students receive intensive instruction with small class sizes while being part of a fun, vibrant and close-knit community. Together, they will explore Vancouver Island and British Columbia through off-campus excursions that will further develop English language skills.

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QMS At A Glance


Academic and Personal Excellence

  • University-preparatory curriculum Preschool to Grade 12
  • University guidance and 100% of students who apply receive post-secondary acceptance
  • Experiential and inquiry-based learning

Global Community in Duncan

  • School founded in 1921
  • 525+ students
  • 90 boarders, Grades 7–12
  • 30-acre campus

Canada’s Equestrian School

  • On-campus programs for novice to advanced competitive riders
  • School horses, horse boarding & leasing on-campus
  • Equine-focused career training courses for high school credit

International Partners

We welcome partnerships with educational representatives worldwide. See our International Consultant Application Tool Kit and Global Admission brochure!

Learn More

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

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