The Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools is the umbrella organization for funded, non-profit independent schools in the Province of Manitoba. It represents schools who serve those families in Manitoba that support parental choice 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.

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 can help! MFIS represents 54 independent schools reflecting the diversity of the Manitoba population. Click Here to find the independent schools and explore open houses in your neighbourhood. When you enroll your child in an independent school, they join 14,000 other Manitoban children whose families support Parental Choice, Diversity, and Excellence!


Executive Director’s Message

Welcome to the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools (MFIS) website!

I encourage you to watch our short video to learn some highlights about MFIS. We have fifty-four (54) funded independent schools that currently belong to MFIS and are committed to our core values of Parental Choice, Diversity, and Excellence in education. Each school operates independently from the other.

Check out the individual school’s website link to get more information about our member schools’ fantastic educational opportunities, including their admission process and tuition fees.

Visit the Employment – Member Schools page for career opportunities in our member schools.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a member school, I would be delighted to answer your questions.

Andrew Micklefield
Executive Director


Office Hours:

9:00am – 4:00pm

Monday – Thursday


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.

  • Represent its members at all levels of government

  • Strengthen the educational mosaic in Manitoba

  • Encourage cooperation among its schools, together with related educational institutions, organizations, and departments

  • Support its member schools in meeting approved Provincial regulations and mandates

  • Promote the place and responsibility of independent schools in our pluralistic society

  • Respect the diverse heritage, culture and faith of member schools

  • Foster the pursuit of high moral and academic standards of member schools

The Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools acknowledges that its school communities live, work, learn, and play on Treaty 1, 2, and 4 territories and acknowledge our neighbouring Treaties 3, 5, 6 and 10.  We also acknowledge the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg (Ojibway), Anishininewuk (Ojibway-Cree), Dakota Oyate (Dakota), Denesuline (Dene), Ininiwak (Cree), and the homeland of the Red River Metis. In addition, we acknowledge that northern Manitoba includes lands that are the ancestral lands of the Inuit. MFIS is committed to deepening our understanding of our shared histories so we can move forward together in the spirit of truth, reconciliation, and collaboration.