- What is UMEI?
- Student Life
UMEI CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL What is UMEI?
DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE…
• Small classroom environment
The current student-to-teacher ratio is 8:1, allowing for individualized
attention, great discussion, and hands-on activities.
• Strong student-teacher relationships
94% of students express satisfaction with student-teacher relationship. Teachers interact with students throughout their four years of high school, allowing for personal relationships that nurture overall learning goals, rather than course-specific outcomes. Teachers are readily available for extra help.
• Impressive results in post-secondary education and beyond
UMEI has a 100% graduation rate, with nearly 90% of students pursuing post-secondary education. UMEI students graduate with more credits, allowing them to explore their interests. Students regularly receive prestigious university scholarships.
• Caring atmosphere focusing on individual achievement
Every student is encouraged to work to their potential, focusing on enrichment and remediation according to individual strengths and weaknesses. Students recognize that teachers at UMEI care on a personal level, going beyond mere academics.
• Small, welcoming community and learning environment
The number one reason students like UMEI is the close knit community. The students feel that UMEI is a place of acceptance, where students are free to be individuals. While in this caring environment, students have the opportunity to discover themselves and experience personal growth.
“It is so unique to not only know but have a personal relationship with
every single student and teacher!”
• Exciting and active student life
The extracurricular activities at UMEI allow all students to become involved if they wish to. A wide variety of opportunities foster team building and serving others.
“There are so many little things that make UMEI more interesting.”
“I love the parties and all school events that help us interact with the entire school, not just our class.”
• Commitment to “whole person” education and growth
92% of the student body is involved in extracurricular activities. UMEI teachers strive to create an atmosphere which develops confident leaders and effective team players. Service project days, chapels, and other outreach programs inspire young people to be dedicated to their community and the greater world.
• Focus on real world education
In four years, students participate in as many as 40 educational trips, including day trips toStratford, an animal hospital, automobile plants, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and extended trips to locations like Ottawa,Chicago, and New York City. In-class teaching focuses on real-world applications, including building rockets and using math in amusement parks.
• Open sports teams and extracurricular opportunities
85% of students express satisfaction toward UMEI’s sports program. UMEI Lightning compete in the WECSSAA division against local high schools. Our teams travel locally and provincially to compete.
Our students have many opportunities to get involved in the active life of UMEI. From school teams, clubs, drama productions, vocal groups, service events, chapels, to student parliament; there is something for everyone.
“I love the sports teams; they are competitive but everyone gets to play which is even better.”
IN CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT
• Daily chapels
Our student body and staff gather everyday to worship as a community. These daily chapels are lead by either staff, students, community pastors or special guest speakers. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to take time out of our busy day to relfect and worship God together.
“I love having chapel every day.”
• Opportunities for service
Service is a very important aspect of our school community. UMEI is a place where students can connect their Christian values to a modern world. A place where their faith can be put into action. Students have the opportunity to volunteer at Homework Club, monthly meals, serving local businesses and volunteering annually at the MCC Meat Canner along with many other events.
“We strive to make a difference instead of just existing.”
• Religious Studies Classes
Religious studies classes are mandatory for all students through their four years at UMEI. Students learn Old and New Testament in their grade 9 and 10 years. Grade 11s study Church History with a focus on Mennonite-Anabaptism, while the Grade 12s study Philosophy.
While at UMEI, students feel safe to explore their faith, finding Christ at the center of all that we do.