Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd.
The best of
Canadian education
for a global future.


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423 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 to 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 41,000 students in 423 Maple Bear Early Childhood, Elementary, and High Schools operating or opening in Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Turkey, Morocco, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Romania, Nepal and the USA. We will be opening in 2019 in Kenya and in 2020 in Bulgaria. The head office of Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd is located in North Vancouver, Canada.

The economies of Eastern and Central Europe 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 423 schools in 20 countries with more than 41,000 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 go 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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Anastasia Sych-Yereniuk
Anastasia Sych-Yereniuk
Academic Director
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Virginia Momtchilova
Virginia Momtchilova
Communications & Operations Director
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Andreea Necsulea
Andreea Necsulea
Director Academic Coordination
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Maple Bear Global Team

Rodney Briggs
Rodney Briggs
President & Co-Founder
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Gerald Macleod
Gerald Macleod
Director & Co-Founder
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Lenna Glade
Lenna Glade
Vice-President Academic
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Gareth Clarke
Gareth Clarke
Vice-President, Strategic Global Growth
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Robin Pascoe
Robin Pascoe
Vice-President Global Communications
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Jocelyn McPike
Jocelyn McPike
Director of Education & Training
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James Briggs
James Briggs
Director of Finance & Business Development
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Michelle Tice
Michelle Tice
Director of Global Communications
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Giving Back

At Maple Bear Global Schools, we believe that quality Canadian education can bring positive change in 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 in the countries in which we operate by donating charitable funds to local education initiatives impacting on 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.