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Education in Manitoba

Guide your way to a seamless school transition when you relocate your CAF family to Manitoba. Start your school search as soon as you receive your posting notice. Prepare to register for school once your House Hunting Trip is complete.

Schools at a glance

Provincially funded schools for children 

  • Public schools (offering four school programs: English, Français, French Immersion and Senior Years Technology Education)
  • Remote Learning 
  • Home education 

Independent (funded or non-funded, religious or non-denominational) schools are also options.

Age groups

  • Kindergarten to Grade 4 – Early Years 
  • Grades 5 to 8 – Middle School 
  • Grades 9 to 12 – Senior Years 

Grade groupings within schools vary from community to community.

Special Education Support 

Manitoba offers an inclusive education environment. Special education resources are provided at the board level. 

Ease your transition from another province or school board by having the right documentation on hand.

  • Have professional assessments/diagnoses documentation ready
  • Include information on how the diagnosis directly affects your child’s learning
  • Provide your child’s existing Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Program Plan (IPP), or Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Share past report cards and samples of school work

See the School Transition Portfolio in the MFS Education Resource Guide for more helpful information.

High School Graduation Requirements 

Secondary School in Manitoba includes grade 9, 10, 11 and 12, made up of 30 credits, 17 of which are required and 13 are elective.

Read about the high school graduation requirements in Manitoba  depending on your pathway.

Virtual Learning Supports

Families will need to contact their School/School District in Manitoba to discuss eLearning options available to them. You can refer to the Education and Early Childhood Learning Distance Learning page for information.

Discover more learning supports in the MFS Education Resource Guide.

FAQs about schools in Manitoba