The global demand for quality education has never been higher, particularly early childhood education. Education sectors around the world are poised for major growth in the years to come as economic progress and demographic changes, particularly the rise of dual income, middle class nuclear families and the increase of population in urban areas, continue to intensify the need for education.
Maple Bear schools are an excellent investment based on a proven business model. The Maple Bear brand represents the highest quality in international education, recognized as a top education franchise.
OUR GLOBAL REACH
Maple Bear is one of the fastest growing international educational brands in the world. With more than 567 schools in 31 countries around the world, the Maple Bear global family continues to grow. Check out our map to explore Maple Bear presence in the world.
THE MAPLE BEAR ADVANTAGE
What We Offer
The Own a School Opportunity offers
- A proven model with over 15 years international experience educating over 43,000 students in more than 567 schools in 31 countries
- Access to a detailed turnkey curriculum
- Use of the Maple Bear name, trademarks and stellar reputation
- Detailed guides and how-to in all areas of school set-up and operations
- Canadian education experts to train and mentor your educational team
- Year-round Canadian educational support
- Annual Quality Assurance visits
- Access to our proprietary platform and marketing programs
- Single or Multi-unit operation
Canada excels not only in studies in the English language but is also a world leader in bilingual education.
We don’t teach English; we teach in English. At Maple Bear, students begin learning English in preschool using a student-focused English immersion learning system based on Canadian educational pedagogy and best practises. 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.
Students don’t just memorize vocabulary in a Maple Bear classroom. This is a key difference between the programs offered at Maple Bear and ESL training offered at other schools. The Maple Bear program encourages natural and fluid communication in English. True bilingualism, according to the Maple Bear philosophy, means thinking and learning in another language.
Maple Bear, with its global presence, has many countries offering trilingual education as well, and in countries with English as the primary language, the bilingual component of the curriculum is taught in another language, such as Spanish in the USA.
The Maple Bear curriculum is developed by Canadian education experts who travel to train Maple Bear teachers around the world to deliver it properly. It is constantly being refreshed to reflect current educational trends. For times when travel is not an option, our Canadian team has created online learning modules and can facilitate additional online training.
Maple Bear school owners have access to this detailed turnkey curriculum developed from the ground up to reflect the very best in Canadian education practices and methodology. Canadian education experts mentor and assist in the start-up phase coupled with an in-person initial training of academic and administrative staff.
After the start-up phase, school owners receive year-round support and training for their staff. Every Maple Bear school undergoes an annual quality assurance visit that covers everything from safety equipment to classroom performance.
Our goal is to help Maple Bear school owners establish quality schools that will provide an excellent education experience to students for generations to come.
In addition to academic support, we also support school owners with the business and administrative practises of running a school. Our teams are on hand to provide guidance throughout the entire process of establishing and owning a school from writing a business plan, selecting or designing a facility, planning finances, to marketing and school administration.
School owners and administrators can access regular updates and improvements to curriculum, delivery of the academic program, school policies and administrative practices through a proprietary intranet site.
SCHOOL OWNERSHIP PROFILE
You do not have to be an educator nor have experience in education to own a Maple Bear school. Maple Bear school owners hail from diverse professional backgrounds but they share common points: a love of learning, an entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to own a meaningful business and a passion for the Maple Bear philosophy.
Our school owners believe that investing in education is an opportunity to make a positive difference in children’s lives and in their community.
Maple Bear school ownership is best suited for candidates who have particular skills, interests and professional experiences. Our franchise partners are passionate about education. They are energetic, business minded, team players who are proud ambassadors of the Maple Bear brand.
- Sufficient funds for the project
- Ability to commit for the long term
- Business and management expertise
- Sales and marketing know-how
- Connection to education (school director, teacher) or strong appreciation of academics
- Enjoyment working with children and parents
- Willingness to follow a proven, successful system
- Desire to own a legacy business and make a difference in the lives of children and the community
Our ownership arrangements differ across our vast international network. Some of our owners operate multiple schools or have the rights to develop Maple Bear schools across several countries while others are single school owners and operators.
Given the varied arrangements the financial considerations for a Maple Bear school owner range widely. At a minimum, the financial investment considers the following:
Initial Franchise Fee
The initial Franchise Fee covers the services our team provides related to implementation and project planning, real estate selection, purchasing support, training and opening support. This fee is dependent on the country and expansion agreement.
Our agreements include an ongoing payment based on a percentage of student fees collected. Royalties cover our continuous assistance including training, operations, marketing, supplier relations and periodic evaluations of the schools and operating systems. A Marketing Development Fund will be applied once there are several schools in a given country.
The costs of starting a Maple Bear school may include the buildout of a new school or the conversion of an existing space. There are also the furnishings as well as the academic and play resources to consider.
If you believe you have the skills and passion for Maple Bear school ownership and you are looking for a thriving and meaningful investment opportunity, we would love to learn more about you.
Our application process to become a Maple Bear School owner follows a series of steps. You will learn more about the opportunity as you move from step to step which allows you to make an informed decision.
Completion of each one of these steps also serves as a qualification process for us. It helps us to determine whether or not owning a Maple Bear school is a good fit for you!
Completion of our Online Form
Completion of Full Application Form
Visit a Maple Bear School
Franchise Agreement Signed / Fees Paid
Maple Bear schools are an excellent investment and a proven model. The Maple Bear brand represents the highest quality in international education and is recognized as a top education franchise.
Hear testimonials and insights from successful Maple Bear school owners in Brazil, Singapore and India and find out how our global family has grown from its first school to a network of over 43,847 students in more than 567 schools around the world.
Maple Bear brings a unique, highly successful bilingual education system to the Brazilian marketplace, with 274 schools as testament.
Singaporean parents’ value on quality bilingual education has led to the highest number of Maple Bear schools per capita than in any other country.