Manitoba Education

Schools in Manitoba

Non-Funded Independent Schools


In Manitoba, there are two kinds of independent schools: Funded Independent Schools and Non-Funded Independent Schools. Funded Independent Schools implement provincially mandated curriculum, hire Manitoba certified teachers, and meet other provincial requirements. Non-Funded Independent Schools are not required to meet these conditions.

Reference to Non-Funded Independent Schools in The Public Schools Act

262 (b) The field representative certifies that in his opinion the child is currently receiving a standard of education at home or elsewhere equivalent to that provided in a public school.

Common Curricula in Non-Funded Independent Schools

  1. Church of God in Christ
    The Church of God in Christ is a Christian Anabaptist group. A national curriculum committee prepares a document which sets out every aspect of the school's operation. This document sets forth a timetable and series of books in each subject area. It also includes notes to teachers on how to teach the proposed materials in every grade and for each subject. Each Church of God in Christ School chooses from the books and materials proposed in the national curriculum document.

  2. Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.)
    Accelerated Christian Education publishes mastery-based and modular Christian curriculum. The curricula are self-directed with twelve levels that correspond approximately to the grades in public schools. Students work through the booklets with the help of guiding adults who have been trained to implement the curricula. Originally developed in the United States, some of the curricula have been adapted to include Canadian content. The A.C.E. distribution centre for Canada, School of Tomorrow, is located in Portage la Prairie. French translations are in the process of being developed and are currently available up to Grade 3.

  3. Christian Light
    Christian Light curricula are produced in Virginia for Mennonite Christian schools. These curricula are modular and are presented in twelve levels which correspond roughly to public school grades. There are five main subjects at the lower levels: Bible, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Elective courses are available for students in Levels 9 to 12. Schools may complement Christian Light curricula with books and programs from other publishers.

  4. Other Publishers
    Other curricular materials being used by Non-Funded Independent Schools include A Beka, Saxon, Pathways, Rod and Staff, Montessori, and Manitoba provincial curricula.


Non-Funded Independent Schools of Manitoba
Airport Colony School
Box 967
Portage la Prairie MB R1N 3C4
Phone: 204-274-2412
Grades: 1-12
Border View Christian Day School
Box 103
Stuartburn MB R0A 2B0
Phone: 204-427-2932
Grades: 1-10
Casa Montessori and Orff School
80 Fennell Street
Winnipeg MB R3T 3M4
Phone: 204-475-8063
Grades: 1-6
Christ Full of Gospel Academy
Box 107
Plum Coulee MB R0G 1R0
Phone: 204-829-3506
Grades: 1-12
Crystal Creek School
Box 42
Crystal City MB R0K 0N0
Phone: 204-873-2458
Grades: 1-3
Church of God Sunrise Academy
Box 3368
Steinbach MB R5G 1P9
Phone: 204-434-6643
Grades: 1-12
Countryview School
Box 3910
Steinbach MB R5G 1P9
Phone: 204-326-1481
Grades: 1-9
Edrans Christian School
Box 1, RR 1
Austin MB R0H 0C0
Phone: 204-466-2865
Grades: 1-12
Grace Valley Mennonite Academy
Box 839
Winkler MB R6W 4A9
Phone: 204-829-3301
Grades: 1-12
Greenland School
Box 22, Grp. 15, RR1
Ste. Anne MB R5H 1R1
Phone: 204-355-4922
Grades: 1-9
Horndean Christian Day School
Box 79
Horndean MB R0G 0Z0
Phone: 204-829-3354
Grades: 1-10
Hosanna Christian School
129 Dagmar Street
Winnipeg MB R3A 0Z3
Phone: 204-944-8237
Grades: 1-12
Interlake Mennonite Fellowship School
Box 388
Arborg MB R0C 0A0
Phone: 204-364-2328
Grades: 1-12
Kane Christian Academy
RR1, Box 51, Lowe Farm
Kane MB R0G 1E0
Phone: 204-343-2526
Grades: 5-9
Lake Center Mennonite Fellowship School
Box 838
Arborg MB R0C 0A0
Phone: 204-364-2201
Grades: 1-10
Lighthouse Christian Academy
Box 1360
Portage la Prairie MB R1N 3N9
Phone: 204-428-5332
Grades 1-12
Living Hope School
Box 2158
Neepawa MB R0J 1H0
Phone: 204-966-3274
Grades: 1-12
Mennonite Christian Academy
Box 149
Grunthal MB R0A 0R0
Phone: 204-434-9315
Grades: 1-12
Milltown Academy
Box 250
Elie MB R0H 0H0
Phone: 204-353-4111
Grades: 1-12
Morweena Christian School
Box 1030
Arborg MB R0C 0A0
Phone: 204-364-2466
Grades: 1-2
Morning Glory
Box 3160
Steinbach MB R5G 1P5
Phone: 204-320-2716
Grades: 1-11
New Life Fellowship
Box 41
Winkler MB R6W 4A7
Phone: 204-331-1689
Grades: 1-12
New Hope Christian School
Box 120
Kleefeld MB R0A 0V0
Phone: 204-377-4204
Grades: 1-12
Parkland Christian School
Box 480
Roblin MB R0L 1P0
Phone: 204-937-2870
Grades: 1-9
Pine Creek Christian Day School
Box 219
Austin MB R0H 0C0
Phone: 204-385-3025
Grades: 1-10
Pine River Country School
Box 242
Pine River MB R0L 1M0
Phone: 204-263-2001
Grades: 1-9
Poplar Grove School
Box 70
Grandview MB R0L 0Y0
Phone: 204-546-2691
Grades: 1-9
Prairie Mennonite School
Box 50
Plum Coulee MB R0G 1R0
Phone: 204-829-3336
Grades: 1-12
Prairie View Amish School
General Delivery
Gladstone MB R0J 0TO
Grades: 1-9
Prairie View School
Box 117
Rosenort MB R0G 1W0
Phone: 204-746-8837
Grades: 1-9
Riverdale School
Kenville MB R0L 0Z0
Phone: 204-539-2660
Grades: 1-9
Riverside School
Box 136
Elma MB R0E 0Z0
Phone: 204-348-2686
Grades: 1-9
Rock Lake School
Box 69
Cartwright MB R0K 0L0
Phone: 204-529-2349
Grades: 1-9
Shady Oak Christian School
Box 14
Birnie MB R0J 0J0
Phone: 204-966-3477
Grades: 1-9
Solid Rock Ministries Christian School
124 4th Ave. N.E.
Portage La Prairie MB R1N 0E9
Phone: 204-239-6785
Grades: 1-12
Stony Creek School
Box 5
Sinclair MB R0M 2A0
Phone: 204-662-4431
Grades: 1-9
Sunflower Valley Christian School
Box 2484
Altona MB R0G 0B0
Phone: 204-324-1564
Grades: 1-9
Twelve Tribes School
90 East Gate
Winnipeg MB R3C 2C3
Phone: 204-779-1118
Grades: 1-10
Twin Rivers Country School
Box 30
Elma MB R0E 0Z0
Phone: 204-426-5611
Grades: 1-9
Valley Mennonite Academy
Box 139, Grp. 7 R.R.#1
Winkler MB R6W 4A1
Phone: 204-325-8172
Wild Rose School
Box 167
Kleefeld MB R0A 0V0
Phone: 204-377-4778
Grades: 1-9
Willow Grove School
Box 59
Beausejour MB R0E 0C0
Phone: 204-268-4035
Grades: 1-9
Winnipeg Montessori School Inc.
1525 Willson Place
Winnipeg MB R3T 4H1
Phone: 204-452-3315
Grades: K


Commonly Asked Question and Answers

What is the role of Manitoba Education in Non-Funded Independent Schools?

Manitoba Education monitors and supports Non-Funded Independent Schools to determine that children enrolled in these schools receive an education which is equivalent to that provided in a public school.

What are the main differences between a Funded Independent School and a Non-Funded Independent School?

A Funded Independent School must hire Manitoba certified teachers, implement the provincially mandated curriculum, and meet other provincial requirements. A Non-Funded Independent School is not required to meet these conditions.

What financial support is available for Non-Funded Independent Schools?

Non-Funded Independent Schools may request a $60 per student Curricular Materials Grant. These funds are available as a credit to be redeemed from the Manitoba Textbook Bureau. The school is not limited to the materials listed in the Manitoba Textbook Bureau catalogue but can order books and materials of their choice through the Manitoba Textbook Bureau.

How does a group start a Non-Funded Independent School?

A group begins the process of becoming a Non-Funded Independent School by indicating its intention to Manitoba Education. The space chosen for the Non-Funded Independent School must be suitable for teaching and learning, convenient, sound, well lit, and has passed a building and fire inspection. The Non-Funded Independent School must be able to demonstrate concrete plans to deliver an education which is at least equivalent to that of a public school. Non-Funded Independent Schools are visited annually and must complete and return any forms required by Manitoba Education.

What is the role of the Liaisons for Non-Funded Independent Schools?

The Liaisons for Non-Funded Independent Schools determine that students in Non-Funded Schools receive an education which is equivalent to that of a public school. They provide support for administrators, may assist teachers to find books and materials which enhance the quality of education for the students, and may meet with Board members on request.


Non-Funded Independent Schools Provincial Support Contacts

John Shaw
Western and North Western Manitoba Liaison
Box 250
Rivers MB R0K 1X0
Telephone: 204-328-5408
Toll-Free: 1-866-550-4818
Fax: 204-328-5404
Debra Parker
Eastern Manitoba Liaison
1567 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3E 3J5
Telephone: 204-945-0961
Toll-Free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 0961
Fax: 204-948-3870 
Alan Schroeder
Central and South Central Manitoba Liaison
1567 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3E 3J5
Telephone: 204-945-6853
Toll-Free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 6853
Fax: 204-948-3870 
Other Contacts
Manitoba Text Book Bureau
Box 910, 130-1st Avenue West
Souris MB R0K 2C0
Telephone: 204-483-5040
Toll-Free: 1-866-771-6822
Fax: 204-483-5041
Distance Learning Unit
Independent Study Option (ISO)
Grade 9-12 curriculum based courses

555 Main Street
Winkler MB R6W 1C4
Telephone: 204-325-1700
Toll-Free: 1-800-465-9915
Fax: 204-325-1719
French Support Services
Direction des ressources éducatives françaises
Éducation Manitoba
200, avenue de la Cathédrale, local 0140
Winnipeg (MB) R2H OH7
Tél. : 204-945-1342/8594
Téléc. : 204 945-0092
Courriel :
Manitoba Education Library
Main Floor - 1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0T3
Telephone: 204-945-7830
Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 7830
Fax: 204-945-8756


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