Maple Bear Central & Eastern Europe

Maple Bear
Central & Eastern Europe

About Maple Bear

Maple Bear is the largest and the fastest growing educational network in the world. Maple Bear schools offer full Canadian bilingual teaching methodologies and strategies utilizing Canadian and local curriculum.

There are currently more than 450 operational Maple Bear Early Childhood, Elementary and High Schools in the world, and 180 schools in implementation in 39 countries and 5 continents.

The best of Canadian Education for a global future!

Premium Canadian Education

Since PISA’s inception in 2000, Canada consistently ranks in the top 10 in all three domains out of all participating OECD countries.

In fact, Canada ranks ahead of the systems in the US and the UK because the OECD measures an entire country’s system, not just hot spots of excellence which are not accessible to all due to geography or cost. In the vast Canadian public system, every child has access to quality schools.

The educational system of Canada is also highly equitable by PISA standard, combining high level of inclusion and fairness.

In addition to this ranking that demonstrates the academic excellence of Canadians, we can confirm that Canada is a world leader in bilingual education.

Citizens of the World

As educators, we have a responsibility to nurture the next generation of leaders. At Maple Bear, we teach personal responsibility inside the classroom as part of your daily routine and global awareness outside of it.

Soft skills and character building are just as important components of the curriculum as are academic subjects. We believe that to face the challenges of the future, we need young people who can think critically and solve problems creatively beyond having good academic performance.

The Maple Bear program teaches tolerance and mutual respect from the earliest years, integrates leadership explicitly in the later years, and consistently encourages students to participate in community service and social responsibility initiatives.

Future-Ready Skills

Canada is a pioneer among the countries that adapted their education system to the concept of 21st-century skills. Since 1994 the state has applied a methodology fully focusing on learning the key skills for future success. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) identifies 12 Skills (Skills of the 21st Century) divided into three groups. The objective is to give children the capability of effectively adapting to a fast-changing environment. It focuses on several competencies such as critical thinking , creativity, problem-solving and innovation.

Life skills (Flexibility, Leadership, Productivity, Risk Taking, Social skills)
Learning skills (Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication)
Literacy (Information, Media, Technology)

Bilingual Education

Bilingual education is the use of two different languages in the classroom instruction of academic content. At Maple Bear, students study all academic subjects in either their native language or a second language, depending on the subject and grade level.

Research shows that immersion is the best method of learning an additional language. Children learn in the same natural way that they learn their first language.

Hybrid not International

Maple Bear schools are registered as local schools conforming to the local education regulations, offering fully articulated local curricula in addition to the Canadian program and Canadian teaching methodologies.

Our students are local citizens with a global mindset. They are prepared and capable of moving easily between the Canadian system offered by Maple Bear and their own country’s system and can do so at any time during the K-12 years.

Canadian Curriculum and Teaching Strategies

The curriculum is created in Canada by Canadian experts, the Maple Bear Faculty. The Faculty is a distinguished team of 150+ expert Canadian educators. Responsible for writing the curriculum, faculty members continually update the material to reflect the latest in research and Canadian educational practices. Canadian-style teaching strategies are implemented. Canadian teaching methodology, which is child-centred, focuses on how the students learn, what skills they acquire, and not leaving anyone behind.

K-12 Education

The Maple Bear curriculum is written by our team of Canadian educational experts and is continually updated with the latest in Canadian educational practices.

At the preschool level, Maple Bear delivers a student-focused English immersion learning system based on Canadian educational pedagogy and best practices.

At the elementary, middle and high school levels, we deliver a bilingual program that ensures students can continue their studies in their home country or abroad.

Curriculum & Methodology

Infant Care & Early Learning

Bear Care Infant Care & Early Learning is a Maple Bear program for children from 6 weeks to 24 months of age.

The Bear Care program’s warm, welcoming and nurturing learning environment is designed to keep the infant safe while allowing for exploration and discovery.

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Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future opportunities. Maple Bear sets high standards to ensure children's readiness for elementary school.

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Maple Bear has developed an excellent, hands on, rigorous and relevant elementary curriculum in each subject area based on the highly successful Canadian approach to learning and instruction. The Elementary Program is designed to educate the whole child - physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

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The Maple Bear Middle Years program reflects current research in adolescent education. The challenge is to facilitate learning while respecting the unique developmental stages and characteristics of young adolescents. Parents, teachers and school leaders have critical roles to play in the education of Middle Years students.

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Global Presence

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Last update: April 2024

What our Maple Bear Parents Say:

“Maple Bear is a wonderful place where our children are happy, calm, confident, respected and loved! Thanks to the whole team for having us! You are great and exceptional!”

Maple Bear Sofia

“I am a happy parent of a happy Maple Bear toddler student! I can not thank more the whole Maple Bear team for all the cares, all the hard work and dedication to the children. Thank you for being such a positive influence in the life of my kid. I am extremely happy that my child has the opportunity at that early age to be already speaking in two languages, to discover the world in a bilingual, stimulating and safe environment which challenges all senses. I am convinced that choosing the Canadian methodology was the best choice for my kid. I see her grow in her development with each day, i see her handling life situations with an ease and in a positive attitude. Keep the great job you are doing!”

Maple Bear Sofia

“Academic abilities would have no value if they did not develop in parallel and with equal weight with social skills and emotional resilience, as well as with the right, moral values. Thank you for doing just that! ”

Maple Bear Sofia

“Our daughter has absolutely loved her year at Maple Bear! She always returns home from school happy and is excited to go off to school each morning. We are thrilled with the level of education offered at Maple Bear, as well as the array of enriching activities included in their program, which is not offered anywhere else. We will miss the school and all of the wonderful staff!”

Maple Bear Belgrade, Serbia

"Our five-year-old daughter embarked on her educational journey at Maple Bear, and we couldn't be happier. From the very first day, we noticed a tremendous commitment from both teachers and administrative staff. Currently, we can see how the education system proposed by Maple Bear influences the development of skills, fosters independence, and opens a world of global perspectives. This is a decision that will undoubtedly contribute to our daughter's growth, and we wholeheartedly recommend Maple Bear to every parent. Thank you!"

Maple Bear Katowice, Poland

The Maple Bear curriculum incorporates some of the best international practices in early childhood education based on the principle of child-centered learning . This means to know, respect and value the uniqueness of each child. I appreciate the fundamental values the curriculum has to offer and the impact it has on the development of the little ones. The Maple Bear curriculum provides an extremely valuable start for our children by helping them build their character, develop their creativity and support strategic thinking skills. The kids are also given opportunities to nurture their empathy through community involvement and intercultural activities. In addition, Maple Bear supports and builds character while continually updating the curriculum according to the development of my child.

Maple Bear Cluj, Romania


The Maple Bear mission is to deliver a student-focussed learning system in a safe, secure and stimulating environment that prepares students for success at the post secondary level and that instills a passion for life-long learning.


The Maple Bear vision is to provide a high quality pre-school, elementary and high school education based on the Canadian philosophy and best practises that meet the expectations of global parents and is in conformity with local education regulations.

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