The Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools is the umbrella organization for funded, non-profit independent schools in the Province of Manitoba. It represents 51 schools who serve those families in Manitoba that support parental choice, diversity and excellence in education. Member schools reflect the diversity of the Manitoba population: Catholic, Mennonite, Canadian Reformed, Anglican, Baptist, Islamic, Jewish, Lutheran, Seventh – Day Adventist, Sikh, Christian non-denominational and non-faith based, as well as serving many ethnic communities.
How many students attend funded independent schools in Manitoba?
In 2017-2018 there were 14,646 students in funded independent schools. If considered a school division, funded independent schools would represent the 4th largest student enrollment in Manitoba.
How does MFIS support its member schools?
The mission of MFIS is “To support and encourage high educational standards and the values unique to our various school communities and to represent the interest and concerns of independent schools in Manitoba.” To this end, MFIS fosters cooperation among the independent schools, non-member independent schools, the public school system, educational organizations, and Manitoba Education. It also provides timely professional development to teachers and administrators in member schools and speaks on behalf of independent education on various curricular and educational programming committees and forums in the province.