Queen Margaret's School
Queen Margaret's, established in 1921, is a university preparatory school offering a Senior School for Girls in Grades 8-12 and a co-ed Junior School for Kindergarten-Grade 7. We provide a small and caring boarding environment for girls in Grades 7-12. Queen Margaret's is located in amongst the natural richness and scenic beauty of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, a popular tourist destination. Our 27 acre campus features 3 residence buildings, natural forested areas, playing fields, sports facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, theatre, chapel, and nationally renowned equestrian facilities.
ESL Program Introduction
Queen Margaret's School provides Summer ESL camps in July and August that offer mornings of ESL instruction and afternoons of recreatinal activities and field trips to local tourist attractions. Instruction is suited to skill level and provided in small classroom environments to ensure quality education and individual attention. Students can register for our 3-week August camp on an individual basis, or groups can contact us to develop a camp that can be customized to fit their needs and preferences. Groups can determine program length, dates, and specfic program requests.
Queen Margaretís ESL Program aims to quickly integrate ESL students into the full Canadian academic program. Beginner to advanced students in grades 7-10 participate in specialized ESL instruction and develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in intensive, small ESL classes while participating in other general course areas. They practice English while on field trips and in outdoor education adventures, sports, riding, recreational activities, technology training, and social events. Students are well prepared for the TOEFL exams and university entrance.
Our UPLink Program is a University Preparatory Program for students who have completed our ESL program and English-speaking students who need extra support. This is a mandatory program for students not achieving 65% or greater in the general English Program of their grade level and optional for students wanting enrichment to help achieve post-secondary goals. This program supplies additional support in comprehension, research, and writing abilities.
- Number of ESL Students: August 3-week camp: 20 students. Summer Group Programs: between 10-100 students
- Average Class Size: 10-15
- Hours per Week: Summer: 15 (can be customized for group programs)
- Minimum Age: 12
- Housing Options: Homestay Dormitory
- School Setting: Small Town/Rural
- Accreditation: British Columbia Ministry of Education
Schedule & Fees
Intensive ESL Summer Program: August 15-September 4 (3 weeks)
Total Program Cost: $3000 ($1000/week)
Summer Group Programs:
Dates and program costs are determined on an individual basis and can be customized for each group.
Tuition fees for our full school year program can be obtained by contacting our school.
Special Courses & Features
- TOEFL Preparation Courses
- Teacher Training Courses
- English + Tennis
- English + Horse Riding (Equestrian)
- Courses for Juniors / Teenagers (12 - 16 yrs old)
QMS has on-campus residence buildings available for summer students and also for international students who would like to spend a full-year or more attending high school at QMS. Summer Groups have the option of choosing to have a homestay experience. We will make all arrangements to ensure a homestay is arranged if this is desired.
Queen Margaret's School
660 Brownsey Avenue
Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1C2