Top 10 Reasons to Choose SMLS

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See What Sets Us Apart

Strong Foundation

Founded in 1891, SMLS has a proud history of educational excellence for girls and young women. From day one, the school has been a pioneer in women’s education, delivering a well-rounded curriculum of rigorous academic studies, global citizenship, competitive sport, healthy active living, leadership development and community service.

The tradition of inspiring and empowering women continues to be the hallmark of St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School today. Our mission is to engage each girl in a personalized, real-world learning experience where she explores her unique pathways  in a nurturing community.

Academic Excellence

Our academic program utilizes the highest standard of proven best practices and innovative approaches. We identify each girl's academic strengths and challenges, so that we can support her in achieving success and confidence in her own abilities. We focus on the social, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing of every girl from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 and work with each girl to ensure she is known, supported and challenged to be her best self. 

Unique Signature Programming

Experiential learning is a key component to an SMLS education. Our five Signature Programs in Global Citizenship, STEM and Robotics, Active Healthy Living, Arts and Design, plus a Professional Internship program are all specifically designed to give students opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world challenges.

Expert in Girls' Learning

Our faculty members are experts in their fields, with extensive experience teaching and learning designed for girls. They get to know each girl and form a personalized connection to help her thrive in her education at SMLS and beyond. Our program integrates academic studies with relevant career and life experiences, allowing students to gain a deeper personal understanding of the world around them and to develop as global citizens and leaders.

Student Success

Each year, graduates of SMLS’s educational program receive admissions to top-choice universities around the globe alongside scholarships that cumulatively total over $1 million. Graduates from SMLS thrive in life beyond high school as well because they are well-prepared for the real world thanks to the practical components of the school’s programming, including professional internships, foundations in active healthy living, global competencies, and workshops for university preparations. Beyond graduation, SMLS alumnae remain well-connected to the school and are a supportive network of women providing mentorship, guidance and business connections for one another.