Programs

University Guidance

SMLS girls build impressive profiles for university entrance applications, with experiences gained through Advanced Placement courses, Global Studies, Professional Internship and rich and well-recognized co-curricular offerings, including the arts and robotics.

Preparing Girls for Higher Learning

Our Higher Education & University Guidance program begins in Grade 8 and carries on throughout the Senior School years. We support each girl in identifying her areas of interest, potential post-secondary institutions, and countries that meet her personal goals. SMLS has a sequence of experiences for girls as they move through the grades toward their goal of higher education and beyond. Below is a brief overview of some of the features you can expect for your daughter.
 
Grade 8 girls explore the diverse range of opportunities and possibilities beyond secondary school. The kick-off event in this phase is working with CareerGirls.org, a video-based career exploration tool with over 7,000 video clips featuring more than 400 women role models. These successful women work in different careers—ranging from astronaut to musician to veterinarian—across North America.
 
Grade 9 girls engage in extensive self-assessments of their own interests and aptitudes. Grade 10 students do a full assessment of all of the possible opportunities available to them based on their self assessment results, asking questions such as, ‘What can I do with the skills and interests I have?’ aligned with the Grade 10 Civics course.  An annual Speed Mentoring Event brings girls together with SMLS alumnae from a diverse range of careers.
 
Grade 11 and 12 girls receive support and guidance on specific post-secondary/university programs and scholarships, the application and interview process, and thriving at university. Mock interviews provide students with the opportunity to experience an interview or audition with SMLS teachers and staff to help them prepare for the challenging interviews in which they will participate. Students also participate in Grad Seminars where they learn about the transition to university from recent SMLS alumnae.

Students leave SMLS well equipped to embark on their higher education pathway and the next stages of their life journey. 

 

Our Graduates: Top Ranked World University Acceptances

Class of 2018

2018 Admissions to Top-Ranked World Universities
(QSR and Maclean's rankings)

Canada
Carleton University
Dalhousie University
Laurentian University
McMaster University
McGill University
Queen's University
Trent University
University of British Columbia
University of Guelph
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University

Europe
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Royal Veterinary College, UK
University of St Andrew’s, UK
University of Bristol, UK
University of Edinburgh, UK

United States
Boston University
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of San Diego (NCAA-D1)
 

University Destinations: Class of 2018

 
 
Class of 2018 Destinations
Carleton University
Laurentian University
McGill University
McMaster University
Queen’s University
Ryerson University
Sheridan College
Trent University
University of British Columbia
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
University of Guelph
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of San Diego, California
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
 
 
Discover how your daughter will benefit from SMLS's superior academic program, our attention to each girl's social, emotional and physical wellbeing, and student leadership development - all designed for girls.