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 50 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!


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.


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


Latest News

Executive Director’s Blog

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MFIS Schools in the News

Visiting their heritage, ancestors: Students learn about Ukranian settlers’ sacrifices

Group living up to its name

Mennonite Muslim students: Alhijra Islamic School and Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle School exchange cultural visits

The Kids have Spoken: St. Alphonsus School

Hang out with the Peanuts gang at Immanuel Christian

Celebrating differences at ICS