Maple Leaf Education North America Ltd (MLENA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems (CMLES), registered in British Columbia, Canada on February 4, 2016.
Maple Leaf Educational Systems had operated in Vancouver since 1998 with a small office dedicated to recruiting certified teachers for Maple Leaf International Schools in China. The establishment of MLENA signals a corporate expansion to include a range of educational operations throughout Canada and the US, including establishing new independent schools, further teacher recruitment initiatives, international and domestic student recruitment, short term tours and camps and other educational initiatives.
Vancouver was selected as the location for Maple Leaf Education North America Ltd. as a reflection of our strong connections in British Columbia and our established networks in this very internationally oriented city.
MLENA opened its first BC independent high school, Maple Leaf World School-TRU, in September 2016 on the campus of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. In September 2017, MLENA opened a second school, Maple Leaf World School-KPU, on the campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, BC. In September 2019 its newest school, Maple Leaf World School – LakeheadU, opened on the campus of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON. These schools are certified by the BC Ministry of Education and Ontario Ministry of Education, each school enrolling students in grade 10, 11 and 12.
In Sept 2019, MLENA purchased a 27-acre beautiful independent school campus, “Augusta Academy” in Brockville, Ontario. This gorgeous boarding campus is under planning for opening in 2022.
Our Parent Company
After 20 years of successful operation, China Maple Leaf Educational Systems(CMLES) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in November 2014. CMLES has played a significant contributory role in the success of British Columbia’s offshore school program, starting as BC’s first offshore school now having grown into the largest Canadian offshore school system. CMLES was founded in Dalian China in 1995 and has offered a secondary education program certified by the Province of British Columbia since 1997. Maple Leaf currently enrols over 43,500 students from preschool through high school. CMLES currently operates schools in 26 locations throughout China; 27 elementary schools and 26 middle schools offering the Chinese National curriculum and 16 high schools offering the BC curriculum as well as the provincial Chinese graduation diploma. In June 2019, Maple Leaf schools in China graduated more than 2,100 students with BC High School Dogwood diplomas, with nearly 100% student visa approval rate for students applying for post-secondary studies.
The mission of Maple Leaf Education North America is to expand China Maple Leaf Educational Systems opportunities throughout North America. Providing Opportunities to Learn – Teach – Invest
Opportunities to Learn
- New independent high schools opening in Canada – Maple Leaf World Schools
- Introducing the university school model – university preparatory schools located on partner university campuses.
- Short term summer/winter camps and university tours
- TESL training for ESL teachers
Opportunities to Teach
- Assist with recruiting BC certified teachers for MLES schools in China
- Assist with recruiting ESL certified teachers for MLES schools in China
- Recruit and select academic teachers for MLES schools in Canada and US
- Managing processes to promote MLIS Chinese teachers to undertake teaching assignments in MLENA’s North American schools
Opportunities to Invest
Host investor delegations and individuals
Provide a North American location for CMLES Board meetings and presentations
Explore acquisition and development of new business opportunities related to the core values and business objectives of CMLES.