QMS Academic Programs - Junior School

Discover academic and personal excellence

Our philosophy at QMS is to guide students to be resilient, innovative and solution-focused learners who ask thought-provoking questions and challenge assumptions.

Our Purpose

We exist to prepare young trailblazers, because no two journeys are the same.

Be curious. Be brave. Be kind. Be you.

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Junior School

Our Junior School is separated into three programs each designed for our students to foster a love for learning.

Our Kindergarten Program is a full and enriched program which focuses on literacy and numeracy skills, French, physical education, music and technology balanced with supervised play. Intellectual curiosity, confidence, and leadership are nurtured at this early academic threshold.

Our Primary Years (Grades 1–3) is designed to develop social and emotional skills and positive relationships during a busy weekly routine. Foundational skills such as intellectual curiosity, cultural understanding, environmental stewardship and service are explored throughout these primary years.

Our Intermediate Years (Grades 4–7) build upon our character during these important confidence-building years. Students are inspired to think critically, develop research skills, and expand upon their sense of curiosity. Public speaking, technology, and leadership are integrated into the academic programming as students work toward goals of personal excellence.

Our Junior School offers children and their parents a unique educational opportunity that includes:

  • An enriched academic environment that prepares each child for high school and further education
  • On-campus boarding for students in Grades 6–7
  • Healthy morning snacks and a full individually plated lunch to satisfy even the most selective eaters
  • Lunchtimes with intramural games, fun activities and supervised play
  • After School Activity Club for K to Grade 3 students, with snacks, available 3:15pm to 4:00pm
  • Optional Homework Club & After School Tutorial Program for Grade 4 to 7 students, offered Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3:15pm to 4:00pm
  • Regular teacher/parent communication with clear, personalized reports
  • A unique Equestrian Marquee Program and offer an equine facilitated leadership development program as part of our instructional practices.
  • On-campus School Nurse
  • On-campus School Shop for uniform and QMS swag
  • Bus fleet to support students living in Nanaimo, Mill Bay, Salt Spring Island and for School field trips.

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

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