Gretna, MB | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
I transferred to MCI for my Grade 11 year, after 2 years in public high school. My experience in public school was positive, but when I began at MCI everything changed. The genuine care of the staff elevated my education greatly compared to what I had experienced in public school. I was encouraged to ask questions, and teachers were more than willing to meet 1-1 both in class and after school to ensure my questions could be answered - about course material and life in general. This experience was continued in extra-curricular programs, where coaches and mentors encouraged me to step out and try new things. For me, the dorm experience was the most transformative. It was incredible to live alongside peers and mentors. I developed so many strong relationships that continue to this day and inspired me to come back and work at the school.
My appreciation for MCI started in 2009 when my eldest daughter arrived there halfway through her grade 9 year. The staff and students made her feel welcome and part of the community. She has grown up to be a strong and confident young woman. This has continued with each child I have entrusted to MCI. They have grown morally, spiritually, academically and socially. COVID has been hard on everyone but the dedication to community at the school makes it the absolute best place for my child to be during a pandemic. I can't thank the staff enough for keeping my children safe while giving them the space to grow into young adults that the world should be proud of! Way to go MCI!! Keep up the great work.