Elementary and secondary school education in MB
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Education in Manitoba
- Children from seven years old may start school.
- Public education is a responsibility of the province. It is a child’s right.
- Public schools do not charge tuition.
- Children can receive education through:
They have 13 grades: Kindergarten to Grade 12.
- public schools
- independent schools
- Early years – Kindergarten to Grade 4 – 5 to 10 years old
- Middle years – Grade 5 to Grade 8 – 10 to 14 years
- Senior years – Grade 9 to Grade 12 – 14 to 18 years
- French Immersion
- Senior Years Technology Education Program (in English, French Immersion, and Français).
What does your child learn in school?
- Go to Manitoba.ca’s My Child in School, A Resource for Parents.
- Read the subjects taught and a description per grade level.
- You can compare English, Français, French Immersion, and Technology Education.
Types of schools
- Manitoba has high quality public school education.
- The Province of Manitoba, school divisions and districts fund public schools.
How to get your child into a public school
- Children go to school based on school districts. You will know this by your address.
- Go to the Manitoba School Divisions and District Contacts to know which district you belong.
- Or go to: Schools in Manitoba Search.
- Use the Find A School app if you are in Winnipeg.
- You may enroll your child in a school outside of your district.
- Talk to the school administrator. He will check your application.
- Enroll your child early. Schools may have early deadlines for accepting enrollees.
- Independent schools are also called private schools.
- They can be funded and non-funded.
- Go to Independent Schools to know more.
- Or to Schools in Manitoba Search tool to look for Independent schools.
- Parents may choose to teach their children at home.
- Parents, guardians or another person they designate can provide instruction.
- The province gives curriculum guides.
- The Manitoba Textbook Bureau or Regional Homeschooling Offices also provide support.
- Parents can provide:
They can also make a program combining the options.Parents or guardians need to:
- Child-centered instruction
- Christian-based curricula
- Independent Study
Go to Manitoba Education to know more about homeschooling.Contact the Homeschooling Office, Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning at 204-945-8138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- submit a Student Notification Form
- get a confirmation of enrollment letter
- submit a January and June Progress Report for each child every year
- Your child may take the school bus if you live farther than 1.6 kilometres from the school.
- They may charge a fee. This depends on the space available and the student’s age.
- Students with special needs may take the school bus if they can’t walk safely to school.
- School divisions/districts must provide transportation for all students eligible for the service.
- The parent or guardian may receive payment if the school cannot provide.
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