The school teachers at SMS are incredibly supportive and welcoming. They know almost every student on a much deeper level, like what we enjoy doing and who we are, which is rare in a larger school. Being a relatively small school of 350, with class sizes less than 20, students are able to freely offer opinions and views without hesitation. Teachers being available both before and after class hours for extra help is greatly appreciated by students and due to the advice, guidance and encouragement from all staff figures, SMS leaders are respected and most of all valued. The majority of school leaders are students, from Student Council to Co-Chairs of clubs, SMS has numerous leadership positions where both the staff and student representatives can freely communicate.