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.


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


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  School NamePaceCost

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

  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • Liberal Arts, Reggio Emilia

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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$24,800 to $67,900
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  • Accelerated
$24,800 to $67,900
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Mennonite Collegiate Institute   (est. 1889)  

  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • Traditional
Gretna, Manitoba

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$6,285 to $26,435
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  • Standard-enriched
$6,285 to $26,435
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Balmoral Hall School   (est. 1901)  

  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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$16,500 to $69,400
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  • Accelerated
$16,500 to $69,400
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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

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 (boarding school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • $44,830 to $63,67010%6 - 12$10,000
    Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • $11,535 to $26,43525%9 - 12$1,997
    Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440
  • $38,625 to $49,44015%SK - 12$8,333



     
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • 182070%89068
    Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • 188990%9023
    Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440
  • 190151034




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • Liberal ArtsReggio EmiliaAcceleratedRigorous18 to 24No supportHeavy integration
    Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 20Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedSupportive10 to 20Resource AssistanceHeavy integration





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    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440




  •  
     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • Day: Jan 14, 2022
    Boarding: rolling
    6 - 1270%
    Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    9 - 1290%
    Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • 80%25%25%25%70%75%70%65%65%65%80%30%50%
    Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • 100%90%90%75%




     
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • 80%80%80%80%80%
    Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • 100%90%90%75%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440
  • Equal BalanceEqual Balance




     
     
    Student council
    School newspaper
    Yearbook
    Radio club
    Photograph club
    Art club
    Choir
    Band
    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
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440




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    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    St. John's-Ravenscourt School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • K to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (870 students)
  • Boarding school (20 students)
  • $23,100 to $63,670
  • Mennonite Collegiate Institute
  • Gretna, Manitoba
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Boarding school (45 students)
  • Day school (45 students)
  • $6,285 to $26,435
  • Balmoral Hall School
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (440 students)
  • Boarding school (70 students)
  • $15,450 to $49,440




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    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.












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