The Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute is a Christian middle and secondary school committed to educational excellence where students learn in an environment nurturing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (MBCI) is an independent Christian high school serving approximately 580 students in Grades 6 through Grade 12. MBCI provides an academic program leading to High School Graduation and entrance to all post secondary institutions. MBCI is well known for its strong music program, high academic standards and excellent sports program.
Above all MBCI provides a safe learning environment where students can grow and express themselves and their faith traditions. All MBCI teachers are committed Christians and certified by the Manitoba Department of Education and Training.
The Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute was founded in 1945 by the Mennonite High School Society and dedicated to the task of providing Christian, Mennonite education at the secondary level. In 1964, the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches acquired the facilities and began operating the school. Over the years the school has expanded its traditional base in the Mennonite Brethren community to include students and staff from a wide range of Christian traditions but remains true its Anabaptist Mennonite roots through teaching the gospel of peace and Christian service.
At MBCI we offer a strong academic program that meets the requirements of the Manitoba Department of Education and Training at all levels. MBCI students consistently outperform the provincial averages on standards tests and MBCI graduates continue to excel in all areas of post-secondary studies. A number of Advanced Placement courses are also available at MBCI. These offer students the ability to gain university standing or credit while still in high school.
Computer technology is integrated into the regular curriculum at MBCI. The school also offers computer programming and computer applications courses at various grade levels. The school has two full computer labs stocked with computers that are never more than three years old. The library computers sport a fast Internet connection allowing full access to all research opportunities.
Encouraging students to examine their spiritual self and how the Christian life relates to today’s world is our primary reason for existence. To this end we offer chapels, school life group meetings, a Spiritual Emphasis Week and other special events geared to challenging students in their faith. In addition all students are required to take Biblical Studies classes. These classes are high school credit courses that allow students to examine the Bible, spiritual truths, ethical issues and live out their beliefs through structured service projects.
Each year the school selects a Global Education Focus that is integrated into chapel themes and Biblical Studies classes. Some past Global Focus topics have been The Continent of Africa and Aboriginal peoples of Canada.