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Focus on Education 2017

Next to unconditional parental love and quality family time, your child must have a well-balanced education to be successful in today's challenging world. Even at the pre-school level, parents are shopping for programs that best suit the needs of their children. Many parents are looking outside the public school system in search of smaller classrooms, language immersion, religious and cultural training, greater discipline, experienced, enthusiastic motivating, teachers and a variety of extracurricular activities. Public school systems are realizing that to keep their students and attract new ones, they too must offer specialized programs. Ensuring that your child's school experience is a positive one starting from the pre-school years should be every parent's priority!

Here are some suggestions to consider when school shopping:

  • How many children in a classroom?
  • Is there an active parent council?
  • Is the environment clean, safe and well maintained?
  • Does the staff (principal, teachers and office staff seem friendly and helpful?
  • Are the halls filled with the works of the students?
  • Do the teachers speak to the children respectfully?
  • How are children disciplined for unacceptable behaviour?
  • Is the library busy and well stocked?
  • Do you see parents volunteering in the classrooms?
  • Is there a modern computer and science lab?
  • Are there a variety of extracurricular clubs and sports programs?
  • Be assertive and detail your child's personality when you go to an interview.

Write down all the answers given so that you can go home and compare notes.

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Manitoba Catholic Schools 17
Catholic schools offer a unique environment in which a balanced education is provided in the context of a caring Christian community. Our values, which are formed according to the Christian faith and the Catholic tradition, permeate every aspect of school life. A child's spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs are attended through a program that places an emphasis on both academic achievement and character formation. Students are challenged to develop their gifts so they may put their lives at the service of God and of the community.

Catholic schools adhere to the academic curriculum prescribed by Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning. Teachers are provincially certified and maintain a high academic standard which fosters the development of skills which allow students to become independent learners.

Catholic schools offer a safe and structured environment. Attendance is monitored, age and grade appropriate homework is assigned and parents are kept informed about their child's progress.

Our schools respect parents as the primary educators of their children. Our mission is to assist parent in carrying out their solemn duty to promote the growth and welfare of their children.

The Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools 17
Choosing the right school for your children is no easy task, but it could be the most important decision you make this year! The Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools (MFIS) can help. 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." MFIS represents a community of schools that share a common commitment to parental choice, diversity, and excellence in education. Currently 50 of Manitoba's funded independent schools are members of MFIS. Member schools reflect the diversity of the Manitoba population: Anglican, Baptist, Canadian Reformed, Catholic, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Lutheran, Mennonite, Seventh - Day Adventist, Sikh, non-denominational and non-faith based. Collectively, these schools currently serve over 14,000 students and their families.

The member schools of MFIS value the pursuit of excellence for the students we serve. Our schools strive to encourage all aspects of our students' intellectual and personal capabilities by providing challenging learning environments where students strive to reach their full potential as individuals and as contributing members of society. We know that parents are looking for schools that foster and provide their children with the kind of critical thinking, creativity, and persistence required for future success. In today's rapidly changing society with its complex challenges it is more important than ever to also provide our students with a solid ethical and moral footing to help guide them throughout their lives. Our member schools strive to see our students well prepared for the very different future that awaits them where they will help to contribute to the common good.

At MFIS we believe that we can strengthen the educational system in Manitoba by promoting parental choice, diversity and excellence. Find the independent schools and explore open houses in your neighbourhood by visiting the MFIS website.


Casa Montessori & Orff Elementary School
Albert Einstein - "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think"

If your dreams include a child who really loves school, is an independent and creative thinker, and who thinks and cares about others, then you are certainly doing the right thing by giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.

In 1991, five Winnipeg Montessori teachers conceived the unique idea of merging the Montessori principles of education with the Orff method of teaching music. Their vision, in the spirit of both Maria Montessori and Carl Orff's philosophies, was to create an environment that would touch the imagination of the child and stimulate learning in a creative and independent environment. And so began the journey of Casa Montessori and Orff School from a pre-school program for 2-6 year olds to the addition in 2008 of the first and only recognized Elementary Montessori program in Winnipeg.

The Elementary program is highly enriched and challenging. Children have the opportunity to learn absolutely amazing things in an independent and creative environment. There are three main components in the program:

The first is the Mastery of Fundamental Skills and acquisition of basic knowledge found in a traditional curriculum including math, language, geography, botany, zoology, history, art, geometry, physics, chemistry, French, and music.

The Great Stories are the second component. They are presented as inspiring stories and include the story of how the world began, the development of plant and animal life on earth, the story of humankind, the history of language, math and technology. They are intended to give children a perspective of the Earth we live in and humanity's place within the universe.

The third component is Individual Chosen Research. Students gather information, assemble projects and share what they have learnt with their fellow classmates. Their oral presentation and written research reports grow in sophistication and complexity over the years.

Learning continues to be a hands-on experience and the Montessori materials that were used in the pre-school classrooms are used in an even more sophisticated manner. The unique peace curriculum enables the development of a small community in which children learn to work together, become involved in charities and community service projects and ultimately prepare students for life.

The schools will be hosting an Information Session on February 16, 2017. Please visit our website and our facebook page for more information.

This article is written with the help of Tim Seldin of The Montessori Foundation.

Children's House Montessori
Children's House at 150 Pacific has provided a unique education to young children of Winnipeg since 1967. Our school is housed in a two storey building of over 6000 sq. ft. The upper level contains our classroom and music room, while the lower level consists of a large indoor gym/creative movement area. We also have a large fenced outdoor classroom. Children's House offers a high quality learning environment for children ages 2 1/2 to 6, five days a week from September to June, in half-day sessions. The educational program is based on the work of Maria Montessori and emphasizes the development of all aspects of the child. The warm and friendly staff at Children's House are committed to providing a non-competitive environment that fosters within each child a love of learning, self-motivation, independence, responsibility and self- confidence while allowing the children to exercise their natural curiosity and creativity. They learn to respect their surroundings, each other and themselves. A Department of Education accredited Kindergarten program is offered as an integral part of the Children's House program. Kindergarten-aged children have the option of attending either full day or half day sessions. Children's House also offers an Orff-based music program.

If you are considering enrolling your child, you are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the school by calling 956-1622; Registration for September is now in progress.

Little Dipper Montessori School
Little Dipper Montessori School is dedicated to providing a rich program which is well-balanced and educational. We meet the needs of 2 1/2 - 6 year olds through a holistic, developmental, child centered approach. Little Dipper uses the Montessori method of teaching that provides for the whole development of the child and respects their emotional, spiritual, physical and moral development. Our curriculum includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Science, Physical Ed, Cultural, Music, Creative Drama and Art (creative expressions). Weekly learning themes are also followed. The Montessori method gives children a solid foundation on which to build further education that includes a positive attitude toward learning, positive self-esteem, sense of order, abiding curiosity, deep concentration, persistence, self-discipline and responsibility.

Little Dipper operates five days a week from September to June. Parents may enroll their children 2,3,4 or 5 half days per week.

We have morning and afternoon sessions. We are now accepting registrations for September 2017. For further information please call 204-694-4443.

Montessori Academy
MONTESSORI ACADEMY offers unique alternative. Parents searching for a unique alternative in child care and education for their children may find what they're looking for at the Montessori Academy, located at 870 Scotland Avenue. The school serves over 200 children from ages 12 months to Grade 4. This purpose built facility, has an onsite indoor swimming pool, child friendly playground and a Music room. The teaching method allows children to develop at their own pace, assisted by the guidance of trained Montessori teachers. Whether an activity's purpose is developing pencil grip, recognizing geometric shapes, learning sounds and numbers, reading phonetically, or developing eye hand coordination, the Method promotes enjoyment of the learning process. Full and part time programs offered. The School has served the community for over 30 years.


Thursday, February 16th
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.,
Formal Presentation and Q/A at 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-452-6547 for information
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Winnipeg Montessori School Inc.
Winnipeg Montessori School Inc. has been promoting the love of learning for 47 years and remains one of the city's oldest and most respected Montessori schools. Our program is designed to create an ideal environment to further enhance a child's natural social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. According to Dr. Montessori, "He or she must do it himself or herself or it will never get done." Keeping in line with this method of teaching, it is believed that the goal of early childhood education should be to cultivate each child's own natural desire to learn.

The warm and friendly staff at WMS nurture this desire of learning. They are committed to fostering the progression of children at their own level while emphasizing self-motivated learning, choice-making, and respect for self and others. Their primary goal is to provide an opportunity for children to gain independence and self-confidence. Also offered within this program is a weekly Orff music class.

WMS is located at 1525 Willson Place, off Waverley Street and boasts 4800 square feet of learning area. The school offers bright, open classrooms, which are abundant with engaging Montessori educational materials and equipment. A large indoor gym allows for daily gross motor activities and creative movement. The outdoor playground further enhances this ideal learning environment for pre-school and Kindergarten aged children.

We offer half day morning or afternoon programs. You can chose 2, 3 or 5 half days including a half-day Kindergarten program OR 2, 3, or 5 full day program. WMS offers a wonderful learning opportunity for children between the ages 2 1/2 - 6 years. WMS is a licensed, non-profit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. If you would like further information please call 204-452-3315 or check out our website, or visit our Open House, Thursday, February 9th, 6:00-7:30pm or Saturday, February 11th,1:00-2:30pm. Tour the school, meet the teachers and speak to parents whose children have experienced at WMS and all that it has to offer.

The Little Years School Inc.
The Little Years School Inc., a nursery pre-school program, is accepting registration forms for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year. We are located in three classrooms within Ralph Maybank Elementary School at 20 Donnelly Street in Fort Garry, within Pembina Trails School Division.
We are proud to be an enhanced nursery school with a variety of programs to choose from. The two day/week program runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings or afternoons at a cost of $40/month. The three day/week program runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings or afternoons at a cost of $60/month. Our Basic French program is offered M/W/F afternoons for $60/month. And we offer a 5 day/week program in the mornings or afternoons for $100/month. Our programs run from September to June.

Our dedicated and devoted teachers, and very well equipped classrooms provide quality preschool education in a safe, fun, spacious, clean, and stimulating atmosphere. All teachers have a minimum of Early Childhood Educator II accreditation. Our director is an Early Childhood Educator III, with a Bachelor of Education degree. Children participate in free play, printing practice, crafts, arts and science centers, music and movement, learning circles, snack time, gym time and story time. Each child brings their own healthy (all nut free) foods for snack time. The use of a large school gymnasium is available which enhances our physical education program. Weather permitting, on rare occasions we do take the children outside to play for the last 15 minutes of class time only if the gym is unavailable.

For more information on the school or to start the application registration process contact Olga Wiebe, Director, at 204-489-0303 or by using e-mail. You can also check out our website for more information.

West Kildonan Tiny Tots
West Kildonan Tiny Tots welcomes you and your child to our Nursery School for children ages 3-5. Our program is designed to aid your child's development physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. It is time away from home in a safe, happy, fun environment. Our curriculum is play-based, child-centred and emergent with toys, art and crafts, fine/gross motor activities, field trips, parties and much more!! It provides opportunities for cooperation and independence.....a great transition for children before entering kindergarten. Classes are scheduled mornings and afternoons for 2 1/4 hours per session. Children are eligible to register up to five classes per week. Our staff are trained professionals with many years of experience working with children. West Kildonan Tiny Tots is a non-profit organization.

Please call the Nursery School for more information and to register for immediate enrollment or for our September 2017-2018 classes.

Norwood Nursery Inc.
Norwood Nursery School Inc. is an established Early Learning facility tucked into scenic Norwood Flats. Our program runs from 8:45am -11:30am Monday to Friday, and you can choose either Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday sessions.

At Norwood Nursery School, we believe children learn through play. Our daily schedule has been designed specifically to encourage sustained and intricate free play experiences in order to make the most of learning opportunities. It is also predictable to provide a sense of security to the young children in our care. By allowing for large blocks of uninterrupted play, the children are given the opportunity to explore and enhance cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

We offer anti-bias, non-competitive interactions, and we celebrate all languages, cultures, abilities, religions and lifestyles so children feel they belong and are also exposed to similarities and differences in our communities.

We welcome you to visit our centre at our Open House on Wednesday, March 6th, from 6:00pm- 7:30pm.

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Balmoral Hall School
Located in the heart of Winnipeg, Balmoral Hall School was founded in 1901 to offer comprehensive girls' education.

An independent day and boarding school for girls, Balmoral Hall is committed to empowering girls to pursue their dreams. Rigorous teaching prepares students for post-secondary success. Emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), a curriculum spanning classical studies to 21st-century technology fosters academic excellence.

BH girls are risk-takers, their curiosity is insatiable, and, most importantly, they rise to challenges. Instilling this fearlessness in a nurturing environment, educators provide students with countless opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge. Whether exploring careers in Junior School or developing internships in Senior School, students receive individual attention, comprehensive tools, and encouragement from the school community.

At Balmoral Hall, girls find a place of belonging through a shared love of learning.

Their commitment to the school motto and vision, "Meliora Petens - Seeking Better Things," endures.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran School
Give your Child a Great Start... at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School
Beautiful Savior Lutheran School (BSLS) is an independent School promoting academic excellence in a faith-based environment. Our purpose is to provide a Christ-centred education for children, so that they may grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically and socially to become strong, confident and competent adults. Students receive a complete and enriched K - 8 Manitoba Education Curriculum in a safe, caring, family-like atmosphere with daily devotions and a weekly Chapel service for students and their families. BSLS is a full day Kindergarten to Grade 8 School with a Before and After School Care program for all students. The school provides curricular programing for all classes which includes daily music: violin, theory, band, phys. ed. and French to enrich the academic experience. Students are mentored by experienced caring teachers to use self-control, patience, love, kindness, joy and faithfulness to live well in today's world.

Please contact Heather, admissions coordinator by e-mail at or by telephone at 204-984-9600 ext. 4 to set up your personal tour today!

Gray Academy
"When we moved back to Winnipeg, we were nervous for our two young girls to adapt to a new city, new house and new school. However, we knew that Gray Academy would provide our children with the education we wanted them to have, in a warm and caring environment. From the day we arrived we were welcomed with open arms and instantly felt at home. Gray Academy is not only a school, but also a community that provides a strong sense of belonging. Each day we are reminded of how special Gray Academy is, and are proud that it is our school of choice."

-Tara & Paul Kozlowich, Parents of Samara(8) & Bailee(5)

Our students are original thinkers, principled leaders, and global citizens prepared for an ever-changing world. As they grow, they become championship Debaters, mathematicians, scientists, accomplished athletes, talented musicians, and artists. They also know how to dream, have vision, and be curious, life-long learners. With Jewish values at the heart of everything that is taught, Gray Academy students are respectful, compassionate human beings, and engaged community volunteers. We believe that who students are is as important as what they know.

Gray Academy of Jewish Education offers an accelerated program of studies from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. Accredited by the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), our students master a challenging curriculum that includes both general and Judaic studies. In Grades 7 to 12, students can pursue our advanced placement program which enables them to complete university-level courses in their final year of high school.

To arrange for a personal tour, contact us by e-mail or speak to our Director of Admissions at 204.477.7489.

We'd love to show you around!

Christ the King School
Since 1955, Christ the King School has offered a well-balanced faith-based education program designed to maximize the academic, spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of the child from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.

The school follows the prescribed Manitoba Curriculum. In addition to this, the curriculum is enhanced with various projects, activities and technologies and a competitive sports program. The purpose is to engage students within the multiple intelligences to further their learning in the prescribed outcomes.

The school offers a kindergarten enrichment program five full days a week or the alternative junior kindergarten program two days a week beginning to integrate children as young as four years old into the academic environment.

Christ the King School is proud to offer flexible before and after school care and in-service care for all ages. The school also has its own bus which is regularly used to access industrial arts and home economics as well as frequent field trips.

The school welcomes a private tour of the school at any time as arranged through the school office by contacting us using e-mail or by visiting our website.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
For over 100 years, Immaculate Heart of Mary School (IHMS) has been an outstanding choice for parents who want their children to be challenged to become, first and foremost, good people - caring, compassionate, and committed to family, faith, and community.

The IHMS community promotes academic and extra-curricular achievement for pre-K to grade 8 students in an affordable, safe and secure learning environment. IHMS nurtures Catholic faith, celebrates Ukrainian culture, instills Christian values, and pursues academic excellence.

IHMS students and alumni exhibit care and concern for others, confidence and humility of character, commitment to their faith, and unbridled enthusiasm for learning. The school exhibits high expectations for academic achievement and provides the attention and supports required to fulfill student potential. The school has an accomplished intramural and championship interscholastic sports program, a vibrant music and performing arts program, and social justice and debate programs, among other enrichment opportunities.

St. Boniface Diocesan High School

"Small enough to Care, Big enough to make a Difference" is the motto that this affordable Catholic High School embraces. The phrase is familiar to anyone who has walked the halls of St. Boniface Diocesan High School (SBDHS), a small co-educational facility located among quiet residential streets in the heart of St. Boniface. Better known simply as "St. B.", the school has many features that make it different from other high schools. With an average enrollment of approximately two hundred and fifty students, St. B. lives up to its Catholic philosophy emphasizing personal integrity, authenticity, respect and compassion for others. St. B. encourages students to make choices based on personal faith convictions and is devoted to keeping the Catholic faith an integral part of students' lives.

St. B. continues the work begun by parents, providing intellectual, spiritual, athletic and social development, giving expression to its Catholic mission. St. B.'s small size and ministry allows students to grow not only as a school community, but as a meaningful part of the larger community. This small Catholic community builds strength in its ability to recognize and foster the talents given to each gifted individual. Students are valued for their uniqueness in a respectful and familial manner. Smaller class sizes, standards in academics, an emphasis on spirituality and acceptance of one another are just a few highlights that St. B. offers up to parents searching for a high school.

For more information about St. Boniface Diocesan High School, please attend the Open House on Wednesday, February 8th, at 7:30 pm. Information may also be found on the school’s website.

Linden Christian School
Linden Christian School is a dynamic independent school providing an outstanding education for over 975 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our teachers are committed to providing a life changing educational experience for your child based on the Provincial curriculum, with a Biblical perspective.

LCS strives towards a standard of excellence in every endeavor. Our students consistently score well above the provincial median on provincial exams. Smaller class sizes provide a nurturing environment where each student has the opportunity to excel to his or her full potential. It is the desire of our staff to see your child grow into a well-balanced individual academically, spiritually and socially.

LCS offers outstanding Athletic and Performing Arts programs, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as competitive athletics, leadership and service opportunities. Current computer technology is integrated through our Kindergarten to Grade 12 course programs. LCS also provides a Before and After School Care program for a minimal fee.

For further information regarding Information Evenings or for application information, please contact Joanne Ritchie, Registrar at 204-989-6739.

St. Maurice School of St. Vital Parish

We are the largest Catholic school in the province of Manitoba. Since 1958 we have established a tradition of academic excellence within a structured learning environment permeated by Christian values. This past June we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our first grade 12 graduating class - The Class of 1991! Since that time our graduates have gone on to be meaningful contributors to society both in their chosen vocation and in their acts of Christian service. You can read some of their stories on our web page under the heading "Read My Story". Over 95% of our graduates continue on to post-secondary studies. Invariably they come back to visit and tell us, "We were well prepared!"

Along with a strong faith and academic culture, our school has developed into a vibrant community with a family atmosphere where all students feel welcomed, safe and at home.

Other Highlights of St. Maurice School

  • Liturgical celebrations at St. Vital Parish Church
  • A Campus Ministry program
  • Christian Service Program Grades 7-12
  • School Uniform K-12
  • Over 35 extra-curricular activities to choose from including one of the top debating programs in the province.
  • Grade 12 Advanced Placement Courses
  • High School Business Education Program
  • Non-semestered year-long courses in high school
  • St. Maurice School is a full service education institution:
    • St. Maurice Daycare (ages 1-5), adjacent to the school buildings
    • Healthy Lunch program for Grades 1 to 6 (Tues-Fri)
    • Before and After School Program for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students
    • Before and After School Study Halls for Grade 7-12 students.
    • School Cafeteria with daily food services for 7-12

Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools
REACHING for the highest heights is what students do every day at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools. Starting in Kindergarten, students are taught to try their best and encourage others to do the same, exploring their interests and developing new skills along the way. Students in grades 5-8 participate in Art, Band, Drama, Digital Arts and Outdoor Education as part of our Enrichment Program. Middle School students also attend camps in fall and winter, where they have an opportunity to reconnect, learn and embrace the outdoors.

DISCOVERING their world through hands-on lessons is an every day
part of our program at WMEMS. From melting crayons into the layers of the earth, to growing caterpillars from larvae, watching them cocoon, and eventually setting them free as butterflies, our students learn from experience. Our teachers ensure that each lesson is designed to not only teach the students, but to engage them in their own learning.

BELIEVING in God and in themselves is at the core of every lesson we teach our students at WMEMS. Educating a child is more than just academics. At WMEMS, we believe developing children academically, emotionally and spiritually will build a foundation for success in the future. For more information, visit our website.

Ecole William Osler French Milieu School
Ecole Sir William Osler is now accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. …cole Sir William Osler, located at 1600 Grant Avenue, officially re-opened the fall of 2016! We are a creative and innovative Early Years French Immersion school for children in Nursery to Grade 3. We are proud of our strong Early Years philosophy! We are very fortunate to have the YMCA/YWCA childcare on sight, which provides half day care and before and after school care.

More information is also available on our website. Please follow us on Instagram at ecolesirwilliamosler, or like us on Twitter @SirWilliamOsle1 or find us on Facebook at Ecole Sir William Osler. We would love to meet with you and your child! If you would like to book a tour of our caring community school, or would like more information, please contact us at 204-488-3569. Come and see what we are all about!

The education we provide at MBCI is centered on the practices and values of a Christian community; we are committed to shaping an environment that nurtures the whole child, providing encouragement as well as growth and development.

Our passionate, caring and inspiring teachers want to see students flourish; communicating with, and working alongside parents in helping students to succeed, to grow, and to belong. Learning experiences are designed with intention to cultivate character, focus on skill and understanding, and promote the application of content. MBCI students are supported and challenged to value their learning and to develop a growth mindset in all that they do.

When students graduate, we are confident that their time spent at MBCI has equipped them for success in post-secondary study as well as the workplace.

We are excited to offer several new programs for the 2017/18 school year:

  • STAR 6: Innovative learning in grade 6
  • Ventures: Business certification program for grades 9 - 12
  • Enhanced family discount
  • Additional bus routes
  • Full & partial bursaries available

Learn more by visiting our website.

St. Paul's High School
St. Paul's High School is a welcoming community with nearly 600 young men attending from over 60 different junior high schools in and around Winnipeg. The result is an ethnically, spiritually and socially diverse school community. Our students have a greater understanding of the world around them and the diverse fabric that makes up our community, city, province, country and world.

St. Paul's provides our students with a safe and nurturing environment within which they can grow into young adulthood with a clearer sense of who they are and how they can relate to the world around them in a positive and effective way. The enriched and challenging academic program, the engaging spiritual formation, and the great variety of athletic, cultural, artistic and intellectual activities are all intended to address the developmental needs of young men as they progress through their formative years. Our curriculum has been developed in a way that stimulates our students' imagination and desire to learn, encourages them to make positive and meaningful decisions and provides a foundation that promotes life-long learning.

With over 60 elective courses available, including Advanced Placement options, students have the flexibility and opportunity to explore subjects that not only interest them but also prepare them for the next step in their education. Approximately 97% of our students continue to post-secondary education at institutions across Canada, the United States and internationally.

Full and partial bursaries are available to any student based on financial need. Tuition assistance is an essential aspect of a Jesuit education ensuring accessibility to all qualified applicants. Therefore it is our policy that: No student who is successful in the admissions process will be refused entry due to an inability to pay tuition.

For more information, please visit our website and discover why St. Paul's is an Education for Life!

St. Joseph the Worker School
St. Joseph the Worker School is a pre-kindergarten to grade 6 Catholic school with a proud 56 year tradition. As a Christ-centred community of learners, we celebrate the unique gifts of each child and support the family in its responsibility for the academic, social, and spiritual development of the child. Our goal is to enable each student to become a life-long learner, to become a community builder, and to lead a life rooted in Christian values and faith.

We Offer:

  • Affordable Tuition
  • Low Teacher to Student Ratio
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Before and After School Program with NO wait list
  • F.A.S.T. Reading Program
  • 3 Day and 5 Day Fulltime Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Programs
  • Interactive Whiteboard Technology in Every Classrooms
  • Supervised Lunch Program
  • New Playgrounds

Students of all denominations welcome!

As one current parent stated, "My son is happy to come to school and I am pleased with the education he is receiving. It's a warm and welcoming environment. It takes a community to raise a child and that is exactly what St. Joes provides!"

To learn more, visit our website, or contact us via e-mail or by phone at (204) 222-1841.


ADD Centre
The ADD Centre's Neurofeedback Brain Training is proven 91% successful in resolving ADHD symptoms, removes the need for medication and worries about side-effects. Learning, self-esteem, behaviour and social skills are improved. The skill of managing one's brain once learned lasts a lifetime. Biofeedback and Neurofeedback have demonstrated results with Autism, Asperger's, and Anxiety, Learning Disabilities like Dyslexia, and Mood, Stress and Sleep issues including Bed Wetting, Nightmares and Bruxism. Biofeedback trains students, athletes and adults to be calm, relaxed and focused during critical tasks such as exams, competitive sports and work. Achieve optimal performance with the same training used by Canada's Olympians. Our Sports and Business Performance programs can give athletes and professionals the winning edge. Children and adults can train anytime or the "Boot Camp for the Brain" summer program to achieve life-time success. We offer psychological assessment for ADHD and related conditions.

For further information e-mail the ADD Centre, phone at 204-897-4493 or visit our website.

Oxford Learning
When was your lightbulb moment? When did you realize that being smart actually meant less about your brain and more about your habits and the effort you put forth? Too often, this realization comes to us as adults. The good news is that you can prevent your child from waiting for the light to go on by enrolling him or her at Oxford Learning in one of the many programs that teach the habits that lead to long-term learning. At Oxford Learning, young people learn the routines of success from the moment they start to study with us. From the youngest Little Readers who learn to double-check their work, to SAT prep students who learn to manage their time and focus on the areas of greatest need, Oxford Learning teaches students to think about how they learn and what they need to do in order to accomplish their learning and life goals.

Tutoring can help students by presenting the needed material again, perhaps from a different perspective. But Oxford Learning does more than that by helping students develop the skills necessary to manage their own learning and develop real subject matter comprehension, ensuring easier thinking, stress-free studying, better grades, and the confidence in education that's built from a love of learning.

Feel free to ask us how we can help your child become a more effective, more motivated, and more confident student. Call Alexis Yildir, Centre Director at 204-944-0898.

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