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MANS at a Glance

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
  • 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: 224 students
  • Location: 5 km southwest of Maskwacis


Our new high school facility and program delivers:

  • 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 technology 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 and 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.