Manitoba Education

Schools in Manitoba

Funded Independent Schools

Guidelines for Starting a Funded Independent School

In order for independent schools to be eligible for funding, Manitoba Education requires schools to implement the required regulations and policies for a three year waiting period and for every year thereafter.

The following is a list of minimum requirements to become eligible for funding as an independent school:

  1. Offer a minimum of two contiguous grades simultaneously between Grade 1 and 12. For example, Grade 1 and Grade 2 or Grade 11 and Grade 12; or have a minimum of ten students in a single grade.
  2. Have students in full-time attendance.
  3. Teach all compulsory courses and sufficient optional courses for the grade levels offered on a regular basis.
  4. Use the Manitoba curriculum and associated resource materials for all compulsory courses. For further information on the mandated Manitoba curriculum visit the Curriculum website.
  5. Apply all Manitoba Education policies for assessment and participate in standards tests as required. Visit the Assessment and Evaluation website for further information.
  6. Submit marks for Senior Years students to Manitoba Education, Professional Certification and Student Records Unit.
  7. Employ Manitoba certified teachers, who hold valid and subsisting teacher certificates issued under The Education Administration Act.
  8. Employ a principal who holds a current Manitoba teachers's certificate.
  9. Establish an incorporated board of directors as well as an elected parent advisory board which has a minimum of three parents of children currently enrolled in the school. File a list of current board members and a list of the Parent Advisory Board with the department.
  10. Ensure that the school building meets the building code, the fire code, and health regulations applicable to the community and submit copies of these documents to Manitoba Education.
  11. Submit the following forms annually Manitoba Education, commencing with the first year of the three year waiting period on due dates specified:
    • School Calendar
    • Teacher Employed Report
    • School Enrolment Detail and School Enrolment Summary
    • Professional School Personnel Form
    • Days Open Report
    • Year End Declaration
    • List of Board of Directors
    • List of Parent Advisory Board
    • Students' Marks Report (9-12)
    • Other forms, as specified
  12. Submit an audited financial statement to Manitoba Education every fall.
  13. Follow the school calendar as stipulated in the School Days/Hours and Vacations Regulation (101/95).
  14. Submit a school plan and Annual Community Report according to the specifications of Manitoba Education.
  15. Abide by other pertinent statutory and policy provisos.


Reference to Funded Independent Schools in The Public Schools Act

The essential conditions for the funding of independent schools are found in The Public Schools Act, Section 60(5). For further information regarding funding of independent schools refer to Manitoba Regulation 267/97.


List of Funded Independent Schools of Manitoba

For detailed contact information consult the Schools in Manitoba website.

Archdiocese of Winnipeg Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of St. Boniface
Ukrainian Archeparchy of Winnipeg
Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education
Other Winnipeg Independent Schools
Rural Independent Schools
Boarding Schools in Manitoba

Funded Independent Schools of Manitoba

Archdiocese of Winnipeg Catholic Schools

Robert Praznik, Director of Education
Archdiocese of Winnipeg Catholic School Board
1495 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB R3T 2C6
Phone: 204-452-2227 ext.

Holy Ghost School
319 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2W 2L8
Phone: 204-582-1053
Fax: 204-582-4870
Grades: K-8
Our Lady of Victory School
249 Arnold Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3L 0W4
Phone: 204-452-7632
Fax: 204-453-3081
Grades: N-8
St. Charles Interparochial Academy
331 St. Charles Street
Winnipeg MB R3K 1T6
Phone: 204-837-1520
Fax: 204-837-2326
Grades: K-8
St. Edward's School
836 Arlington Street
Winnipeg MB R3E 2E4
Phone: 204-774-8773
Fax: 204-775-0011
Grades: K-6
St. Ignatius School
239 Harrow Street
Winnipeg MB R3M 2Y3
Phone: 204-475-1386
Fax: 204-475-3961
Grades: N-8
St. John Brebeuf School
605 Renfrew Street
Winnipeg MB R3N 1J8
Phone: 204-489-2115
Fax: 204-489-6097
Grades: K-8
St. Mary's Academy
550 Wellington Crescent
Winnipeg MB R3M 0C1
Phone: 204-477-0244
Fax: 204-453-2417
Grades: 7-12
St. Maurice School
1639 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB R3T 2G6
Phone: 204-453-4020
Fax: 204-452-4050
Grades: K-12
St. Paul's High School
2200 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3P 0P8
Phone: 204-831-2300
Fax: 204-831-2340
Grades: 9-12
Archdiocese of St. Boniface Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools Commission
c/o Robert Praznik, Direction of Education, AWCS
1495 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB R3T 2C6
Phone: 204-452-2227 ext. 235
Fax: 204-453-8236
Christ the King School
12 Lennox Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2M 1A6
Phone: 204-257-0027
Fax: 204-257-2129
Grades: K-8
Holy Cross School
300 Dubuc Street
Winnipeg MB R2H 1E4
Phone: 204-237-4936
Fax: 204-237-7433
Grades: Prek-8
St. Alphonsus School
343 Munroe Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2K 1H2
Phone: 204-667-6271
Fax: 204-663-4187
Grades: K-8
St. Boniface Diocesan High School
282 Dubuc Street
Winnipeg MB R2H 1E4
Phone: 204-987-1560
Fax: 204-237-9891
Grades: 9-12
St. Emile School
552 St. Anne's Road
Winnipeg MB R2M 3G4
Phone: 204-989-5020
Fax: 204-989-5026
Grades: Prek-8
St. Gerard School
40 Foster Street
Winnipeg MB R2L 1V7
Phone: 204-667-4862
Fax: 204-668-7932
Grades: K-8

St. Joseph The Worker School
505 Brewster Street
Winnipeg MB R2C 2W6
Phone: 204-222-1841
Fax: 204-222-1769
Grades: K-6

Ukrainian Archepachy of Winnipeg Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools Commission
c/o Robert Praznik, Direction of Education, AWCS
1495 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg MB R3T 2C6
Phone: 204-452-2227 ext. 235
Fax: 204-453-8236
Immaculate Heart of Mary
650 Flora Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2W 2S5
Phone: 204-582-5698
Fax: 204-586-6998
Grades: N-8
Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education

Rory Paul, Head of School
Gray Academy of Jewish Education
A-200 123 Doncaster Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3N 2B4
Phone: 204-477-7410
Fax: 204-477-7474
The Gray Academy of Jewish Education
A-202 123 Doncaster Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3N 2B4
Phone: 204-477-7410
Fax: 204-477-7474
Grades: K-12
Other Winnipeg Independent Schools
Academie Islamique du Manitoba
1188 Dakota Street
Winnipeg MB R2N 3H4
Phone: 204-231-4441
Grades: K-8
Alhijra Islamic School
410 Desalaberry Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2L 0Y7
Phone: 204-489-1300
Fax: 204-489-1323
Grades: K-9
Balmoral Hall School
630 Westminster Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 3S1
Phone: 204-784-1600
Fax: 204-774-5534
Grades: N-12
Beautiful Saviour Lutheran School
52 Birchdale Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2H 1R9
Phone: 204-984-9600
Fax: 204-984-9607
Grades: N-8
Calvin Christian School
245 Sutton Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2G 0T1
Phone: 204-338-7981
Fax: 204-339-3280
Grades: K-12
Calvin Christian School
706 Day Street
Winnipeg MB R2C 1B6
Phone: 204-222-7910
Fax: 204-222-8511
Grades: 7-12
Faith Academy
Winnipeg Campus

437 Matheson Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2W 0E1
Phone: 204-582-3400
Fax: 204-582-2616
Grades: K-12
Faith Academy
Jefferson Campus

600 Jefferson Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2V 0P2
Phone: 204-338-6150
Fax: 204-582-2616
Grades: 5-8
Faith Academy
Pritchard Campus

240 Pritchard Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2W 2J1
Phone: 204-589-5885
Fax: 204-867-6914
Grades: K-4
Faith Academy
Stonewall Campus

539 - 4th Avenue South
Stonewall MB R0C 2Z0
Phone: 204-467-5833
Fax: 204-467-5833
Grades: K-8
Immanuel Christian School
215 Rougeau
Winnipeg MB R2C 3Z9
Phone: 204-661-8937
Fax: 204-669-7013
Grades: K-12
Linden Christian School
877 Wilkes Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3P 1B8
Phone: 204-989-6730
Fax: 204-487-7068
Grades: K-12
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute
173 Talbot Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2L 0P6
Phone: 204-667-8210
Fax: 204-661-5091
Grades: 6-12
Montessori Learning Centre
170 Ashland Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3L 1L1
Phone: 204-475-1039
Fax: 204-452-4643
Grades: N-K
Oholei Torah School
2095 Sinclair Street
Winnipeg MB R2V 3K2
Phone: 204-339-8737
Fax: 204-480-4396
Grades: K-8
Red River Valley Jr.
56 Grey Street
Winnipeg MB R2L 1V3
Phone: 204-667-2383
Fax: 204-667-1396
Grades: Prek-10
St. Aidan's Christian School
418 Aberdeen Avenue
Winnipeg MB R2W 1V7
Phone: 204-586-6792
Fax: 204-582-0155
Grades: 5-9
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive
Winnipeg MB R3T 3K5
Phone: 204-477-2485
Fax: 204-477-2429
Grades: K-12
Springs Christian Academy
#2 - 595 Lagimodiere Blvd.
Winnipeg MB R2J 3X2
Phone: 204-235-0863
Fax: 204-235-0390
Grades: N-6
Springs Christian Academy
261 Youville Street
Winnipeg MB R2H 2S7
Phone: 204-231-3640
Fax: 204-237-8849
Grades: 7-12
The King's School
851 Panet Road
Winnipeg MB R2K 4C9
Phone: 204-989-6581
Fax: 204-989-6584
Grades: K-12
The Laureate Academy
100 Villa Maria Place
Winnipeg MB R3V 1A9
Phone: 204-831-7107
Fax: 204-885-3217
Grades: 1-12
University of Winnipeg Collegiate
2W04-515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204-786-9221
Fax: 204-775-1942
Grades: 9-12
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
86 West Gate
Winnipeg MB R3C 2E1
Phone: 204-775-7111
Fax: 204-786-1651
Grades: 7-12
Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary Schools
Bedson Campus

250 Bedson Street
Winnipeg MB R3K 1R7
Phone: 204-885-1032
Fax: 204-897-4068
Grades: K-8
Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary Schools
Agassiz Campus

26 Agassiz Drive
Winnipeg MB R3T 2K7
Phone: 204-261-9637
Fax: 204-275-5181
Grades: K-6
Winnipeg South Academy
870 Scotland Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3M 1X8
Phone: 204-452-6547
Fax: 204-452-6563
Grades: K-4
Rural Independent Schools
Austin Christian School
Box 460
Austin MB R0H 0C0
Phone: 204-637-2303
Fax: 204-637-3127
Grades: K-12
Cartwright Community Independent School
Box 419
Cartwright MB R0K 0L0
Phone: 204-529-2357
Fax: 204-529-2455
Grades: 12
Christian Heritage School
2025 - 26th Street
Brandon MB R7B 3Y2
Phone: 204-725-3209
Fax: 204-728-9641
Grades: K-8
Community Bible Fellowship Christian School
Box 1630
Swan River MB R0L 1Z0
Phone: 204-734-2174
Fax: 204-734-5706
Grades: K-8
Dufferin Christian School
Box 1450
Carman MB R0G 0J0
Phone: 204-745-2278
Fax: 204-745-3441
Grades: K-12
Green Acres Colony High School
Box 190
Wawanesa MB R0K 2G0
Phone: 204-824-2112
Fax: 204-824-2340
Grades 9-12
H. B. Community
Baker Colony School

Box 40
MacGregor MB R0H 0RO
Phone: 204-252-2178
Fax: 204-252-2381
Grades: K-12
Kola Community School
Box 553
Kola MB R0M 1B0
Phone: 204-556-2488
Fax: 204-556-2347
Grades: K
Lakeside Christian School
Box 894
Killarney MB R0K 1G0
Phone: 204-523-8240
Fax: 204-523-8351
Grades: K-10
Mennonite Collegiate Institute
Box 250
Gretna MB R0G 0V0
Phone: 204-327-5891
Fax: 204-327-5872
Grades: 9-12
Morweena Christian School
Box 1030
Arborg MB R0C 0A0
Phone: 204-364-2466
Fax: 204-364-3117
Grades: 3-12
Northern Shield Academy
Box 1039
Stonewall MB R0C 2Z0
Phone: 204-467-5547
Fax: 204-467-2571
Grades: 3-12
Odanah School
Box 990
Minnedosa MB R0J 1E0
Phone: 204-868-5139
Fax: 204-867-3305
Grades: K-12
Pine Creek Colony School
Box 370
Austin MB R0H 0C0
Phone: 204-466-2925
Fax: 204-466-2698
Grades: K-12
Poplar Point Colony School
Box 3
St. Eustache MB R0H 1H0
Phone: 204-272-2130
Fax: 204-272-2445
Grades: K-12
Silverwinds School
Box 130
Sperling MB R0G 2M0
Phone: 204-626-3378
Fax: 204-626-3397
Grades: K-12
Steinbach Christian High School
50 Pth 12 North
Steinbach MB R5G 1T4
Phone: 204-326-3537
Fax: 204-326-5164
Grades: 5-12
Westpark School
Box 91
Portage la Prairie MB R1N 3B2
Phone: 204-857-3726
Fax: 204-239-6545
Grades: K-12
Wingham HB School
Box 45
Elm Creek MB R0G 0N0
Phone: 204-436-3231
Fax: 204-436-3230
Grades: K-12
Boarding Schools in Manitoba
Balmoral Hall School
630 Westminster Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 3S1
Phone: 204-784-1600
Fax: 204-774-5534
Grades: K-12
Girls K-12
Mennonite Collegiate Institute
Box 250
Gretna MB R0G 0V0
Phone: 204-327-5891
Fax: 204-327-5872
Grades: 9-12
St. John's Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive
Winnipeg MB R3T 3K5
Phone: 204-477-2485
Fax: 204-477-2429
Grades: K-12


Provincial Support Contact

Dan Ward
Liaison for Funded Independent Schools

Manitoba Education
1567 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3E 3J5
Phone: 204-945-6523
Fax: 204-948-3870


Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools

Susan Eberhard
Executive Director
630 Westminster Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 3S1
Phone: 204-612-6710
Fax: 204-774-5534



Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

How do I start a funded independent school?

Contact the department (Manitoba Education) for a package of information regarding funded independent schools. There is a three-year waiting period for obtaining funding from the government. During this three-year waiting period the school must meet all of the requirements for funding.

What are the minimum requirements for funding?

The minimum requirements for funding are that a school:

  • has an incorporated Board of Directors whose by-laws are filed with the department;
  • meets building code criteria for the community and has passed a fire inspection;
  • has an elected parent advisory board;
  • has two or more contiguous grades or a minimum of 10 students for a single grade;
  • employs Manitoba certified teachers;
  • uses Manitoba Education curricula; and
  • submits all forms required by Manitoba Education.

How much are tuition and fees?

Tuition and fees vary by school. Manitoba Education does not stipulate school tuition or fees.

What are the curricular requirements in a funded independent school?

All funded independent schools in Manitoba must follow the provincially mandated curricula using approved resources and strategies outlined in each curriculum.

Do students in funded independent schools write the provincial standards tests?

Yes. The requirement to write the provincial standards tests is the same whether a student attends a funded independent or a public school.

Do funded independent schools follow the same calendar and require the same time commitments as public schools?

The same guidelines apply for funded independent schools and public schools.


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