Why SMA

The Academy has provided exceptional education for young women for 140 years. Our goal is that each graduate leaves the school empowered with an awareness of her gifts, a desire for excellence in all endeavours, and a sense of social responsibility to use her gifts in service and generosity to others.

The All Girls Advantage

Our young women enjoy the benefits of single-gender education. Studies identify several areas in which single-gender education produces favourable outcomes for girls, especially in terms of their confidence, engagement and aspirations.

An all-girls setting has been shown to provide a certain comfort level that helps girls to develop greater self-confidence and broader interests. At SMA, young women are surrounded by positive role models and mentors. Our students see that girls are capable of aspiring to every role.

Research confirms that girls who attend all-girls’ schools have an edge in post-secondary education and in the professional world.

Academic Excellence

High academic expectations promote the values of hard work and personal responsibility and encourage student achievement. Our intellectually challenging programs foster life-long learning and prepare students for higher education.

Preparation for Post-Secondary

SMA graduates, with few exceptions, pursue higher education immediately after high school. Our Flames Alumnae, among them, being accepted to many top-tier university and college teams across Canada and the United States. Graduates report being well prepared to meet the academic challenges of post secondary studies and to manage their time effectively. Well trained, enthusiastic faculty present a challenging, focussed, university entrance program in an orderly, nurturing learning environment.

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