Mennonite Collegiate Institute of Gretna, Manitoba, was established in 1889, and is the longest-serving of some thirty Mennonite schools in Canada today. MCI is a provincially accredited independent Anabaptist Christian high school (Gr. 9-12), and a member of Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools & Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools.
MCI emphasizes a strong academic program, excellent athletic & fine arts programs and is home to a thriving dormitory program. The rich legacy of developing young peoples’ God-given gifts in an Anabaptist Christian setting continues to live on in the halls of MCI today.
Providing a safe space for students to develop their God-given gifts.
Preparing students for a life of service and discipleship.
Promoting authentic relationships through forgiveness and reconciliation.
Practicing living out our faith in tangible ways.
Our purpose is to educate young people in an Anabaptist Christian context, seeking to develop their God-given potential in terms of physical, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being; and to develop in them an appreciation of our Mennonite heritage.
Our aim is that our students accept Christ as Lord and that they be disciples who express Christian hope by serving others, promoting peace, and providing Christ-like leadership within the church community and secular world.
MCI prides itself on being a place where all can feel welcome and included. Our staff and student body encourage one another to be the best we can be, striving to be more Christ like each day.
Many changes have occurred along the way, from new staff to new buildings, the heart of MCI remains.
For a complete history of MCI’s first 100 years check out “Die Schule Muss Sein, A History of The Mennonite Collegiate Institute” by Gerhard J. Ens.
MCI welcomes students from many backgrounds to join our dynamic learning community, while keeping our core identity as a Christian high school rooted in Anabaptist values. Our identity as a Mennonite institution influences all areas of MCI, from academics, to faith building, to community life. To find out more about what it means to be part of the Anabaptist tradition, see the summary from MCI’s constitution, the in-depth Confession of Faith from a Mennonite Perspective, or read the summary in the link below.