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Manitoba boarding schools

On this page we cover boarding schools in the province of Manitoba. For a complete guide to boarding in Canada, including information about admissions, please see our introductory guide.

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Table of contents

  1. List of boarding schools in Manitoba

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition

  4. Compare boarding schools

  5. Going to school in Manitoba
  6. Further resources


Boarding schools

  • St. John's-Ravenscourt School

School NameTypePaceCost

St. John's-Ravenscourt School (est. 1820)

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (790 students)
  • Boarding school (40 students)
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  • Liberal Arts
  • Reggio Emilia
Accelerated$16,890 to $49,440

Our boarding school guide has advice specific to finding boarding schools in Canada. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options) we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school.

Private school expos

Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. All expos are held in the fall at a number of centres across Canada. There are three expos hosted in Ontario, one in Toronto, one in Halton-Peel, and one in Ottawa. Expos are also held each fall in Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. All are opportunities to speak with administrators from leading boarding schools within the regions in which the expos are held.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids private school discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics around gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and schools to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Attending open houses is obviously a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to boarding programs, refer to our main boarding school hub.

Broadly speaking, the cost of boarding reflects the cost private school tuition in general, though with premiums added to cover housing and meals.

Many schools offer financial aid, including scholarships and bursaries. Financial aid is needs-based, and financial aid programs are created as a means of broadening the student base and attracting students, independent of means, who will contribute most to the culture of the school. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive schools provide the most aid.

You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide.

Below you'll find the range of costs at Manitoba boarding schools:

Tuition (baording school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
St. John's-Ravenscourt School$37,420 to $49,44010%6 - 12$8,100

 Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
St. John's-Ravenscourt School182070%85766

Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
St. John's-Ravenscourt SchoolLiberal ArtsReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous20Mild difficultiesMedium integration



Learning disorders:
 Auditory processing disorder
 Language processing disorder
 Non-verbal learning disorders
 Visual motor deficit
Development disorders:

Behavioural and emotional:
 Troubled teens
 Substance abuse
 Oppositional defiant disorder
 Cystic fibrosis
 Multiple physical

 Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
St. John's-Ravenscourt SchoolDay: rolling
Boarding: rolling
6 - 1270%

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 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
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Student council
School newspaper
Radio club
Photograph club
Art club
Dance club
Yoga club
Drama club
Debate club
Chess club
Math club
Science club
Robotics club
Computer club
Environmental club
Outdoor club
Community service
St. John's-Ravenscourt School

Ice Hockey
Track and Field
St. John's-Ravenscourt School

The prairie provinces are the heart of Canada, rich in cultural, historic, and natural history. The landscape of lakes and rivers, forests and prairies stretches from the Arctic in the north to the seemingly endless farmland in the south, situated along the boarder between Canada and United States. There are cultural treasures, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, as well as natural environments are protected by a robust network of provincial and national parks.

Graduation Requirements

The Independent Education Unit (IEU) within Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning (the Department) monitors and supports independent schools throughout the province. Independent schools are classed either as funded or non-funded: 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.

To obtain a Manitoba high school diploma, students must accumulate a minimum of 30 credits from a combination of compulsory and optional courses. While there are a few exceptions, most typically a course represents a single credit. Some transfer credits are allowed, including up to 4 credits for completion of Conservatory Canada or Royal Conservatory of Music examinations.