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Mennonite Collegiate Institute

Grades Gr. 9 TO Gr. 12 — Gretna, MB (MAP)

Mennonite Collegiate Institute:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 9 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    15 — 20 students
  • Tuition
    $6,800 to 30,500/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    30 day students, 30 boarding students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • Box 250, 466 Mary Street, Gretna, Manitoba, R0G 0V0 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

MCI offers bus transferring. Service options offered are airport pick-up, regular rider, occasional rider.

The regions MCI offers busing from are:

  • Morden
  • Winkler
  • Altona
  • Rosenort
  • Morris

Our Perspective

How we see Mennonite Collegiate Institute

First begun in 1889, MCI has an exceptionally long tradition of doing great work within the community it serves. The building doesn’t reflect the school’s age, as the current facilities all date to capital campaigns mounted in the 1960s and 1970s, and most recently with the construction of Buhler Hall in 2004. The campus is nicely set within a leafy residential neighbourhood, with ample green space and athletic facilities to complement the academic offering. The boarding program adds depth to the student experience, and further underscores the home feel of the campus, even for day students. Class sizes are small, with students well known across the grades and the programs. Families are drawn to the quality of the offering, as well as the values that come from the Mennonite tradition. A well-rounded program of co-curriculars is a draw as well, allowing for a very balanced, diverse student experience.

School's Perspective

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How Mennonite Collegiate Institute sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"MCI is a provincially accredited independent high school, and a member of Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools & Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools. MCI emphasizes a strong academic program, excellent athletic & fine arts programs, and is home to a thriving dormitory program. Our mission is to educate young people in an Anabaptist-Christian context, seeking to develop each student’s God-given potential, providing a practice ground for maturing faith in Jesus Christ, in thought, love, and action."

  • Community & Belonging
  • Leadership Development
  • Safe & Secure Environment
  • Personal, Academic, Spiritual Growth
  • Service Learning

School Facilities

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Athletics facilities

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Science facilities

Shared spaces

School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Mennonite Collegiate Institute

Video reviews of Mennonite Collegiate Institute

Alum, Scott Dick (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Scott Dick to learn about the unique experience of attending Mennonite Collegiate Institute.

Written reviews of Mennonite Collegiate Institute


Alumnus, Zach Gerbrandt (2021)

I transferred to MCI for my Grade 11 year, after 2 years in public high school. My experience in pub...


Parent, Barbara Rieder (2021)

My appreciation for MCI started in 2009 when my eldest daughter arrived there halfway through her gr...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Harold Schlegel, Executive Director
B.Th., B.Sc., M.Div.

Nestled on the beautiful Manitoba prairie, Mennonite Collegiate Institute is a small school with unique opportunities. For more than 130 years MCI has offered exceptional life-changing educational experiences. Students have reached for and exceeded their personal goals and gone on to significant roles of service and leadership in their local communities and the broader world.

Small class sizes and plenty of individual attention encourage high academic standards. With a strong emphasis on the arts, athletics, and co-curricular activities our students receive an excellent well-rounded education. Highly regarded for choral music and the performing arts, MCI is home to Buhler Hall, one of the best concert halls in the province. A broad sports program encourages teamwork and physical fitness. We offer a safe and supportive dormitory program where students develop life skills and lasting friendships. Our student body includes students from across the nations providing wonderful opportunities for cross-cultural learning.

At our core, we are motivated by a commitment to Christian faith in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. This tradition values following Jesus in daily life, practical service, caring community, and peace-making. Following the example of Jesus, we extend a broad and warm welcome to students from many backgrounds and perspectives, even those that may be different from our own.

Do you wonder whether MCI might be a good fit for you or your child? Give us a call. We’d love to talk.

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