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WHY MBCI? MBCI is a Christ-centered middle and secondary school, equipping students to learn, love, and engage with the world. LEARN LOVE ENGAGE MBCI students learn in ways that MBCI is a Christ-centered school, focused MBCI students engage - with curriculum prepare them well for success in post- on the practices and values of a Christian content, with their peers, with the culture secondary study and in the workplace; community. Our faith shapes and guides that surrounds them, and with the they also learn in ways that shape the everything that we do, including valuing broader community. development of their character. and caring for each student as a beloved child of God. We ask this of our students because MBCI seeks to nurture the whole child learning that engages will help them - spiritually, academically, emotionally Our teachers and staff are committed to develop the ability to be global citizens; and physically. Students develop creating an atmosphere in which every to build strong friendships and understanding as well as knowledge; student belongs; where students build connections; and to find their voices as are provided with encouragement and meaningful relationships with peers and leaders. support alongside rigorous and creative mentors; and where they learn to look learning experiences. beyond themselves, towards the many Engaging with the world requires ways they can serve and care for others curiosity, innovation, problem-solving We believe passionately in designing and the world around them. and collaboration - values that provide and providing learning that cultivates a the focus and framework in which MBCI growth mindset - challenging students students learn and thrive. to grow as problem-solvers, as well as to pursue deep understanding and mastery of content. “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:11
#THISISMBCI THE CHARACTER AND HABITS OF AN MBCI GRADUATE MBCI invites students to develop the kinds of habits that will enable them to practice our values: to learn, love, and engage with the world around us. These habits help teachers frame and measure student learning, and ultimately, the thoughts, words, and actions practiced by our graduates characterize them in distinct ways. LEARNING & GROWTH LEADERSHIP I have a growth mindset rooted in a foundational love of I have developed the character and skills necessary to lead learning that will remain with me my entire life. I am able with integrity. I am able to communicate effectively in a way to solve problems in creative and innovative ways, thinking that positively influences those around me, and I have a critically and with discernment in any situation. resilience that enables me to take on difficult challenges. FAITH COMMUNITY I have a clear understanding of what it means to live a Christ- I have a strong commitment to working with others as centered life, based on the teachings of Jesus. I am able to stewards of the world. I am a community-minded citizen who move into the world with compassion for all, because of the places priority on collaboration and developing relationships. faith modeled by my teachers, and it fosters the passion I have I remain engaged and connected to the work of caring for our for serving others. environment and those in need.
LEARNING AND GROWTH Learning at MBCI is innovative, rigorous, and creative. We are committed to an inquiry-based, student-centered approach - students and teachers work together, pursuing in-depth exploration and mastery of content. DEFINE THE PROBLEM GENERATE CONCEPTS GATHER INFO MEANINGFUL & RELEVANT EXPERT INPUT MBCI teachers support students in pursuing “real work for a real purpose”. When learning is relevant - when it COLLABORATIVE & connects to the real world - students are equipped to see the purpose behind INNOVATIVE their work; they are more likely to gain The study and work environments in which students mastery of skills and concepts because will find themselves after graduation will require they feel a greater degree of investment them to work together in teams and to have the and ownership in their learning. ability to solve problems in new ways. Learning Whenever possible, students are asked at MBCI is designed to equip students with this to apply their work and learning to a skill set as they collaborate with their peers, with context outside of the classroom. When students in other grades, and occasionally with they look to an audience beyond the industry experts. Students grow as innovators when teacher, students have the opportunity to they are given the opportunity, through projects, to grow as communicators, in interpersonal design their own solutions to real-world questions REFINE skills, and in creativity. and problems.
RIGOROUS & DIVERSE MBCI values each student’s unique contributions to their collective learning and growth. We are committed to SHARING OUR WORK WITH maintaining our classrooms as spaces where students of different skills and A PUBLIC AUDIENCE passions interact and where we value the development of each student’s character. Students will experience a high level of expectation, but also a high level of support. It is critical for the success of our students - both now and in the future - that they are able to learn and work in a diverse community, and where they experience a variety of approaches to teaching and learning. REVISE CREATE CELEBRATION OF WORK Grade 11 Art students designed and built #HUGMUG for the annual Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice at The Forks. This competition draws entries from across the globe and winning designs “push the envelope of design, craft and art.”
MIDDLE SCHOOL Our middle school experience from grades 6 - 8 builds the foundation for students to face the challenges of high school and beyond. Students learn through opportunities and in spaces specifically designed to help them become learners who are curious, brave and resilient. Most of our middle school students have one teacher for core subjects allowing for a natural flow of learning. The small class size of our middle school homerooms cultivates a safe community environment that supports students in holistic ways - teachers are able to keep a caring and careful eye on social dynamics, emotional needs and learning goals. Our learning spaces are environments that inspire creativity, support collaboration, and are designed to meet different learning needs and styles. Chromebooks and innovative furniture are just a couple of the ways that the classroom is being re-imagined. Our middle school students participate in innovative programs which incorporate STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) learning, digital citizenship, coding, robotics, design process and service learning. These programs are designed to foster a growth-mindset and a love of learning. STAR 6 GENIUS HOUR CONNECT 8 Once a month, all of our grade 6 Grade 7 students participate in Genius Grade 8 students are introduced to students gather for collaborative Hour once a month. This is an opportunity Multiple Intelligences theory as a learning where they are challenged for students to develop “passion projects”; way of helping them appreciate and to continue discovering what they taking their problem-solving and design understand the full range of abilities are passionate about. Engaging and skills to the next level. Students are and talents that they, and their peers, interactive, STAR 6 days are highly coached by their teachers in applying possess and can develop. Students anticipated learning opportunities that their own questions and design to topics participate in activities designed to equip students to become innovators of their choosing; they grow as learners help them discover more about how and problem-solvers. who can collaborate, communicate, and they learn and how they can grow their think critically and creatively about any potential and contribute to the world. academic challenges that come their way.
MBCI’s high school experience from grades 9 - 12 is HIGH SCHOOL designed to provide the challenges and opportunities necessary for students to develop their passions while practicing the skills and habits that will open doors to their future. GRADE 9 PROJECT BASED BELONGING • As an important transition year LEARNING MBCI is committed to shaping a school into high school, MBCI takes care environment in which all students Throughout their MBCI experience, to design opportunities for grade 9 can find their place. Teachers are rigorous and relevant opportunities students that serve as a foundation interested not only in successful for Project Based Learning will invite for the social and academic growth academic outcomes, but also in the students to grow as resilient and yet to come. cultivation and formation of character curious learners. Projects equip • Early in the school year students and faith. Students have a wide range students to question and evaluate participate in a welcome retreat to of options through which to build a information, take ownership of their help them build connections and a sense of community and belonging: learning, and share their learning in a feeling of belonging. all students are members of School meaningful way. As students progress • We offer a wide range of grade 9 Life Groups (SLGs); sports teams through grades 9 - 12, projects will course options so that students work hard together while also building increase in complexity in a way that can begin to explore their interests relationships; co-curriculars such as equips students to develop the skills and gifts. Model United Nations, Chess Club and understanding that are in demand • Knowing that technological and Jazz Band offer a safe place for after graduation. literacy will be critical to their students to build community with academic success, all grade 9 others who share their interests. students take ICT (Information and Communications Technology) as a foundation for their learning in high school and beyond.
BUSINESS VENTURES PROGRAM MBCI is excited to bring Christian faith and the business world together through the Business Ventures Program, MBCI BUSINESS VENTURES available to all grade 9 - 12 students. Students are challenged to understand the fundamentals of business CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: and leadership, while incorporating our faith and values. Business Innovations Entrepreneurship Ventures is a valuable option for high school students Accounting Essentials interested in pursuing a future career in a commerce- Economic Principles related field such as economics, entrepreneurship, business, Ventures Portfolio marketing, technology, finance or to develop valuable Participation in Youth In Philanthropy Club leadership skills applicable to any profession. Ventures is offered in a newly renovated classroom designed to complement the business learning experience. EARN A UNIVERSITY CREDIT! THE VENTURES ADVANTAGE Graduates of MBCI who are awarded the Students graduating with a certificate in the Business Business Ventures Certificate are eligible Ventures Program will be equipped with the knowledge, to receive a university credit from Canadian skills and character necessary for business leadership roles. Mennonite University for the Business and Organizational Administration course. Graduates of the program will develop an understanding of Christian ethics and philanthropy in business. This credit can be applied to the following Students will have an opportunity to engage with, and CMU programs*: understand, emerging technologies used in business. • Bachelor of Business Administration • Business Organizational Administration Students will be inspired to think differently through majors within the Bachelor of Arts partnerships with our constituent business leaders and post • Bachelor of Science secondary institutes for an experience that includes: • Bachelor of Music • Interactive Classroom Learning • Bachelor of Music Therapy • On-site Tours • Leadership Conference *Some exceptions apply, please reference the CMU • Interview Fair course information for full details on course requirements • Ethics and Philanthropy Education
WHAT IS MENNONITE BRETHREN? In our daily lives we strive for peaceful resolution of conflict, to make a positive impact in our community and to serve others. 100% of our staff and teachers are Christian which is seen everyday in building relationships, community they build with students, discipline and critical thinking. Students of all faiths are welcome at MBCI.
FAITH Students are encouraged to look at every subject matter from a Christian perspective and ask questions in a safe and caring environment. SERVICE Faith formation is intentional throughout our programs at MBCI. LEARNING Our Biblical Studies courses invite students to see, understand, and live in a new way. Students will graduate well-rooted in biblical literacy and in the history and life of the church. Bible classes place a special emphasis on service, discipleship, and Service learning happens throughout the school community, rooted in our Anabaptist tradition, which we year, both independently and within each grade believe is important to share with our students. level. Middle School students engage in service as a class with their teachers, introducing them As a part of our commitment to the faith formation of to organizations through which they may be our students, we invite them to lead chapels through interested in serving as they transition into high participation in worship teams, dramas, and sharing of school and on in to adult life. personal experiences and class projects. High School students take their practice of service a step further and are asked, as part of their biblical studies requirements, to complete 15 hours of volunteer service during the year.
LEADERSHIP Every student has a voice. Our goal at MBCI is to walk alongside students in developing the character and skills necessary to discover and raise their voices with integrity. Alongside a staff mentor, students are We encourage our students to We expect more from our students, and encouraged to explore starting a club, practice listening and discernment, we work to build in them the capacity to coaching a team, organizing intramurals knowing that effective leadership is meet these expectations, confident that and more. By helping to lead school best communicated in the context they can develop the resilience needed events, students learn organization of relationships and servanthood. to take on difficult challenges and to skills, develop character and discover Within this environment, students can make a difference both today and for new ways of building community. then grow as individuals who seize the future. In addition to involvement in Student opportunities to speak for justice and Council or League of Leaders (middle the common good; who stand up for the school leadership) all students are things in which they believe; who call encouraged to find a way to plug in! forward and celebrate the voices of others.
COMMUNITY The MBCI community is a place where students can connect and feel part of something bigger than themselves. Our diverse school community promotes values of inclusion, understanding and learning. It is a source of support and encouragement as well as a place to belong, share ideas and learn to live out the practices of Christian community. STUDENTS PARENTS ALUMNI Students will find community at MBCI Parents play a central role in the MBCI Over 6,000 MBCI alumni include through meaningful opportunities to community. From being active in the professionals spanning the world, join other students in clubs, activities, Parent Advisory Council, Parents of community leaders and successful and special events. The teaching Prayer, volunteering through the parent entrepreneurs. Generations of graduates and learning that happens in our group Plugged In, and giving towards have achieved their personal best and classrooms, our weekly chapels, and school-initiated fundraising projects, are making meaningful contributions to our school life groups is centered on parents at MBCI are making a difference. our community and the world. understanding what it means to be a community of learners, how to welcome We welcome the parent voice at MBCI Our thriving alumni community others, and the importance of respect, which adds a valuable perspective on continues to strengthen our school. This care and valuing one another despite our how we can continue to work together to is evident in the impact they have on our differences. provide the best educational experience. day to day activities and through their support: both financially and at school events.
LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Getting involved beyond the classroom is key to making new friends, learning new skills, growing confidence, having life-changing experiences and expanding one’s worldview. DEVELOP CHARACTER THROUGH CO-CURRICULAR EXPERIENCES Students at MBCI are taught to cultivate practices that allow them to become life-long learners, deeply engaged in understanding the world around them. Learning beyond the classroom is an integral part of our program where students have the opportunity to be a part of clubs, study tours, competitive athletic teams and music groups. In keeping with our learning approach, these types of experiences foster the connections we hope for our students and help to develop their character and identity.
MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS The tradition of music and performing arts at MBCI runs deep in our community and being part of it offers a rich and rewarding experience. By participating in musical productions, concerts and dramas, students develop excellent performance skills. Getting involved promotes teamwork, builds confidence and gives students a life-long appreciation of performing arts. The bonds which develop over time provide a strong community for students and build friendships that last a lifetime. Many students are part of unique mentorship relationships which are developed between our high school and middle school students resulting in authentic leadership and growth opportunities. Each student is invited to explore the connection between artistic expression and the Christian faith
ATHLETICS Each player discovers how to play with integrity and humility, recognizing that God is the giver of all gifts. Our student athletes are challenged to put their love for their teammates, their love for sport, and their love for God into action in the heat of 7 AAAA MHSAA Varsity competition. Volleyball Provincial As a student athlete at MBCI, you will experience a rich history of Championships excellence and outstanding performance. Each team is led by coaches who are committed followers of Jesus and who are passionate and competent in their sport. 25% of MBCI students Athletes are challenged to learn not only the technical and tactical aspects are involved in of a sport, but the dynamics of team play, the discipline of training and the athletics psychology of dealing with adversity. Students begin building a strong foundation of athletic skills in grade 6. This foundation is the key to success for varsity teams where many players have been teammates for years.
WHY WINNIPEG? Winnipeg is a growing, multi-cultural city with a population of about 720,000 and has a long history as being a place for trade and inter- cultural relations. Winnipeg has both historic and modern buildings, including the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights. In Winnipeg, International students will experience four distinct seasons; autumn, winter, spring and summer. People enjoy the outdoors throughout the year. A short drive from the city will take you to sandy beaches, picturesque lakes, dense forests and the rocky surface of the Canadian Shield. Winnipeg has safe neighbourhoods and is known for having friendly, generous citizens. LEARNING SUPPORT International students are given learning support and tutoring in order to be able to manage the demands of their academic courses. EAL/ESL classes are offered for credit. TOEFL/IELTS preparation is available at no extra cost. GRADUATE AT MBCI MBCI offers comprehensive 3 or 4 year high school programs for International students who are interested in attending a Canadian University. International students who meet provincial credit requirements may earn a Government of Manitoba High School Diploma. International students graduating from MBCI have access to a full-time Guidance Counsellor who is available to support students seeking post-secondary studies. iCON iCON (International Connections) is a club where both international and domestic students gather and learn about each other’s culture, the world around them and explore the diverse cultural offerings around Winnipeg. Students gather weekly during the school day to connect with each other, practice their English and build community. Once a month, after school, iCON ventures outside of the school to visit Winnipeg and Manitoba landmarks in an effort to explore Canadian culture.
Tuition Fee Includes: TUITION • Course instruction 2020 - 2021 International tuition fee $19,000 • EAL /ESL instruction Non-refundable application fee $200 • Instructional resources (including textbooks, handouts, Medical insurance $600 lab materials etc.,) • TOEFL/IELTS preparation Homestay placement fee $500 • Career and post-secondary planning support • Homestay arrangement (if needed) Homestay fees: • International student cultural events and excursions Grade 9 -12: $7,500 ($750 per month) Grade 6 - 8: $10,000 ($1,000 per month) Additional fees apply for music and optional study tours and school trips. All fees payable in Canadian Dollars. APPLY NOW AT MBCI.MB.CA “Everyone at MBCI is so kind and they would help you if you ask. Teachers are really unique and each class is interesting. I’m not a Christian, but I’m having fun at MBCI, it is a good opportunity and to learn about and experience another religion and culture.” - Akane, Japanese Student
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