QMS students are counseled to think beyond graduation and are supported in their research, preparation and application for post-secondary by a team of professionals that includes a Post-Secondary Counselor, a Faculty Advisor and subject area teachers.
The Post-Secondary Counselling office works closely with students to ensure that BC Ministry of Education requirements for graduation are met. Starting in Grade 10, students will meet individually with a University Counsellor to research and discuss options for their post-secondary education. We also provide assistance for TOEFL, SAT, IELTS and other exams that may be required for university entrance.
Students’ post-secondary guidance teams help with research, filling out applications, applying for scholarships, writing reference letters, sending transcripts, and interviewing techniques. The Post-Secondary Counselling Centre also hosts university presentations and seminars, sponsors exploratory field trips to universities in BC and Eastern Canada, and arranges trips to University Fairs and Portfolio Days.
Queen Margaret’s School graduates approach life after high school with confidence that is built through outstanding academic preparation and balanced by relevant and meaningful experiences in community service, entrepreneurial initiatives, global studies, public speaking, visual and performing arts, and athletics. Our graduates are accepted at their choice of universities and colleges in Canada, North America and abroad.
Academic rigor and personal excellence are important pillars at QMS, and our graduates enter into a broad variety of fields including engineering, business and finance, the humanities, the arts, mathematics, the culinary arts, medicine, the social sciences as well as biological and environmental sciences.
Students find creative expression through visual and media arts, choir, instrumental music, film, and drama. Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art courses allow students to prepare for entry into post-secondary schools of art and applied design in the fields of fashion, animation, film, media, and architecture.
With life skills such as leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, and independence, our students become confident leaders of character and compassion empowered to create a more just and connected world.