UMEI began as a Bible school in the winter of 1944 – 45. The program soon expanded to include grade nine and ten courses and after it was incorporated in 1946, UMEI offered a complete high school education. In its more than sixty years, UMEI has provided a holistic education providing for the spiritual, intellectual, and physical needs of the student.

As a church school, specifically a Mennonite secondary school, UMEI infuses learning with a distinctive Anabaptist/Mennonite world view which includes living a life of peace and non-resistance, nurturing a respect for life in all of God’s creation and living a life of discipleship and service. UMEI offers a high school program leading to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The school is inspected by representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training who regularly approve our program and awarding of diplomas.