Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a for-credit, self-directed development program that encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, and responsibility. The program requires students to set and achieve personal goals in four areas: Service, Skills, Physical Fitness and Adventurous Journey.

SMS students are introduced to the Award in Grade 9 and about 25% of our students choose to complete one of three Award levels: Bronze, Silver or Gold. A number of our school programs are designed to meet the criteria of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, but no two Awards are alike – each student chooses activities that interest her most and benefits through her own efforts.