Student Life

Students outside on the field

A wide variety of clubs and councils are available for students to explore what interests them

Play is vital to children's development. It is when they grow their social and emotional skills, fostering creativity, cooperation and critical thinking. We integrate play into the Junior School experience every day, from games in the classroom to breaks throughout the day to go outside. Our campus playscape - including traditional play equipment, hardscape game surfaces, and natural elements to climb and explore - was designed to encourage students to move their bodies and express their minds.

Junior School playground

The Importance of Play

Find out why we believe play is paramount to the academic experience.

Read the SMUSpaper story

Clubs and Activities

We offer students fun, enriching and inclusive opportunities outside of the timetable in art, music, science, culture, service and other areas. Some of the clubs and activities they can join include:

  • Art Club
  • Buddy Reading Club
  • Design Challenge Club
  • French Club
  • Gardening Club
  • LEGO Robotics Club
  • Maker Club
  • Mandarin Club
  • Master Chef Club
  • Public Speaking Club
  • Sewing Club
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Club

See a full listing of current clubs and activities on our Activities, Clubs and Councils page.

After-school Care Program

We run an After-School Care Program (3:15–5:30 pm) and day camps on professional development days to provide flexibility for our families. Our licensed day care is run by school staff who provide a fun and safe environment for students to complete their homework, play outdoors or in the gym, and do arts and crafts.

Virtual Open Houses

Join us at one of our open houses to learn more about Boarding, our Junior, Middle and Senior schools.

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Launch Junior School

Take a virtual guided tour of the Junior School.

SMUS Junior School Viewbook coverThe Junior School viewbook provides an overview of the program and the SMUS experience.

See the Viewbook