Queen Margaret’s School

Queen Margaret’s School was founded in 1921 by Norah Denny and Dorothy Geoghegan, who devoted themselves to providing a robust educational experience for all, including women. With values based on rigor and personal excellence, the school prepares boys and girls from Preschool to Grade 12 to become pioneers in an uncharted future. Hands-on learning in global sustainability, entrepreneurial thinking, and equine-facilitated leadership, instil in students a passion for discovery and a desire to change the world. Moreover, Queen Margaret’s School is currently going through a series of improvements and building projects to reflect best practices in the ever-evolving educational landscape.


Geographic Location

The school covers 27 beautiful acres on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. With the mildest climate in Canada, Duncan provides exciting year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure and activities. Seattle is within reach by ferry.

School Facilities

Amenities consist of 2 swimming pools, an all-weather pitch, a 9-hole golf course, tennis and netball courts, a dance studio, a cardio suite and riding facilities.

Academic Results

Students flourish in small classes where everyone has the opportunity to share ideas. Three signature programming strategies guide the faculty in delivering an enriched curriculum: 

  • Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking 
  • Experiential and Inquiry-Based Learning 
  • Equine Facilitated Leadership Development 
Extra-curricular Activities 

Queen Margaret’s School offers an optional integrated equestrian program and 21 diverse clubs and extracurricular programs including robotics, photography, jazz ensemble, astronomy, choir and chess.


Location Duncan, British Columbia
School Types Private boarding school
Category Co-ed
Founded Year 1921
Number of Students 375
School Website http://www.qms.bc.ca
School Address 660 Brownsey Avenue, Duncan, BC V9L 1C2