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"I love that this school gets kids involved in things nobody else does. I love MANS and the staff. My kids love this school!" 
-Krissy Omeasoo, MANS parent & Ermineskin Outreach School Employee 

Who we are:

  • MANS was established in 2003

  • 24% First Nations staff: principal, counselor, Native Culture Studies teacher, teaching assistants

  • Average tenure: 8+ years

  • Provincial status: Accredited, non-funded private school that offers Kindergarten-Grade 12

  • Part of a North America-wide school system whose students consistently test above average in standardized tests across all socio-economic and ethnic lines

  • Underwritten by the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

  • Enrollment: 170+ students

  • Location: 5 km southwest of Maskwacis 

A new facility and program funding is required in order to provide a private high school that will deliver:

  • Continued personal support for students to promote academic achievement that allows them to achieve their educational goals.

  • An environment that is free from violence.

  • Exposure to life and work skills with an emphasis on current techology that will make students more competitive in post-secondary education and the job market.

  • Consolidation of the well-founded, growing confidence of students and their families in students' abilities, and in their ability to succeed.

By 2021, a full high school program at MANS will:

  • Have 160 students enrolled in Grades 7-12, and 120 in Kindergarten-Grade 6.

  • Achieve and exceed Alberta’s high school completion rate.

  • Send a high rate of graduates to university & trade schools.

  • Continue to facilitate wider positive change in First Nations communities and schools as families experience academic success, and graduates assume business and leadership roles in Alberta and across Canada.