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.
St. John's-Ravenscourt School (est. 1820)
SJR is the world’s leading school in Debating and Public Speaking. It has produced 18 Rhodes scholars and 3 math olympiads. 98% of SJR graduates are accepted to their first choice university program. View profile
$24,800 to $67,900
Mennonite Collegiate Institute (est. 1889)
Faith is at the center of all we do at MCI- from the court, to the stage, to the classroom. We work to provide a safe space for students to ask questions, dig deeper, grow into who God is calling them to be. View profile
$6,285 to $26,435
Balmoral Hall School (est. 1901)
STEAM and experiential learning are at the heart of our program, making learning at BH both dynamic and meaningful. With a focus on post-secondary guidance and internship, BH girls graduate with purpose. View profile
$16,500 to $69,400
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. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.
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.
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.
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 (boarding school)||Students receiving financial aid||Grade eligibility for financial aid||Avg. aid package size (annual)|
|$44,830 to $63,670||10%||6 - 12||$10,000|
|$11,535 to $26,435||25%||9 - 12||$1,997|
|$38,625 to $49,440||15%||SK - 12||$8,333|
|Founding date||Endowment||Admissions rate||Enrollment||Enrollment|
Average class size
Special needs support
|Liberal Arts||Reggio Emilia||Accelerated||Rigorous||18 to 24||No support||Heavy integration|
|Traditional||Standard-enriched||Supportive||15 to 20||Resource Assistance||Heavy integration|
|Progressive||International Baccalaureate||Accelerated||Supportive||10 to 20||Resource Assistance||Heavy integration|
|Admission deadline||SSAT required||Interview required||Acceptance rate||Next open house|
|Day: Jan 14, 2022|
|6 - 12||70%|
|9 - 12||90%|
|Math||Science||Literature||Humanities Social Sciences||Foreign Languages||Fine Arts|
|Equal Balance||Inquiry||Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Equal Balance|
|Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Equal Balance||Creative|
|Equal Balance||Equal Balance|
Track and Field
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.
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.