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Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd.

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560 schools worldwide and growing
Quality bilingual education
Excellence in Canadian education

About Us

Maple Bear schools offer full Canadian programs utilizing Canadian methodology and curriculum developed by our own experts from the ground up for preschool, elementary, and high school.

We take our responsibility toward our students and their parents very seriously. Strict quality controls ensure we deliver the very best Canadian practices in education.

There are currently – more than 50,000 students in over 560 Maple Bear Early Childhood, Elementary, and High Schools. We are present in 35+ countries: Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Oman, Türkiye, Morocco, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Romania, Bulgaria, Nepal, Thailand, the USA and Peru. Currently, we are expanding out network in Poland, the Czech Republic and Greece.

The head office of Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd. is located in North Vancouver, Canada.

The economies of Eastern and Central European countries have been developing at a rapid rate for the past decades. Local companies have expanded into international markets and international corporations are setting up offices locally. This dynamic has enhanced the cultural identity of the region and increased the demand for educated, locally-based global citizens who are fluent in English.

Maple Bear CEE leaders believe that education is the cornerstone institution that will have the most positive impact on the future of the region – not only from an economical point of view but with regard to addressing the main challenges humanity faces as well.

The Story of Maple Bear

The idea to develop Maple Bear Canadian schools grew out of the work of the Canadian Education Centre Network (CECN), a non-profit organization supported by the Government of Canada and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada which was mandated to market Canadian education abroad to attract foreign students to study in Canada.

Maple Bear was born after CECN managers overseas recognized there was a domestic demand for high quality, bilingual Canadian education from emerging middle class parents, many of whom had studied outside of their own countries in general and in Canada in particular.

The first Maple Bear Canadian School to open was in Indirapuram (New Delhi), India in 2005.

In 2007, Maple Bear became a privately owned company with a dozen schools operating in Korea, Brazil and India. Those numbers quickly changed as news of the excellence of Canadian immersion and bilingual education spread, especially among parents who could see the positive outcomes in language, learning and behaviour of their children.

Today, there are more than 560 schools in over 35 countries with more than 50,000 students studying at Maple Bear schools worldwide.

We invite you to join the Maple Bear global family as an owner, a student, a parent, a teacher or a member of the Canadian faculty.

Our goal is to deliver a student-focused learning system in a safe, secure and stimulating environment that prepares students for success at a post secondary level and that instills a passion for lifelong learning. The Maple Bear Program is designed to educate the whole child - physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Maple Bear Faculty

The Maple Bear Faculty is a distinguished team of expert Canadian educators. Responsible for writing the specially designed and proprietary curriculum, faculty members continually update the material to reflect the latest in research and Canadian educational practices. Every year, the Maple Bear Global Schools team of educators also goes out in the field to Maple Bear locations around the world as trainers to help teachers deliver the program, and as Quality Assurance evaluators to ensure that schools are meeting standards.

 

Maple Bear Central & Eastern Europe Team

Yann Bidan
Yann Bidan
General Manager
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Virginia Momtchilova
Virginia Momtchilova
Director of Communications
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Andreea Necsulea
Andreea Necsulea
Director Implementation and Operations
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Irena Korbabicz-Putko
Irena Korbabicz-Putko
Academic Director
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Denis Bonningue
Denis Bonningue
Development Director
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Mateo Cuadras
Mateo Cuadras
Franchise Expansion Director
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Founders

Rodney Briggs
Rodney Briggs
Co-Founder & Board Chairman
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Gerald Macleod
Gerald Macleod
Co-Founder
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Maple Bear Global Team

José Henrique del Castillo Melo
José Henrique del Castillo Melo
CEO
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Martine Lewis
Martine Lewis
Chief Academic Officer
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Sunil Sudhakar
Sunil Sudhakar
Chief Operations Officer
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Patti Rodger
Patti Rodger
Director of Training and Quality Assurance
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Lilian Hanson Zirk
Lilian Hanson Zirk
Director of Academic Projects
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Michelle Fulco
Michelle Fulco
Director of Finance and Human Resources
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Rafael Mangini
Rafael Mangini
Director of Global Marketing
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Rebecca Manning
Rebecca Manning
Director of Operations
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Diego Léo Braz
Diego Léo Braz
Legal Counsel
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Giving Back

At Maple Bear Global Schools, we believe that quality Canadian education can bring positive change to the world by educating future leaders to be critical thinkers and imbuing them with a strong sense of social justice and global citizenship.

As part of this commitment, Maple Bear Global Schools also believes in giving back to the countries in which we operate by donating charitable funds to local education initiatives that impact children and families.

In addition to funding projects, the Maple Bear curriculum incorporates themes of social responsibility and community service so that students at Maple Bear schools are exposed to the concept and undertake age appropriate activities. The goal is to turn a whole generation of students on to the joy of giving back.

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