Maple Leaf Education North America, the Canadian subsidiary of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems is pleased to announce the opening of our new school, Maple Leaf World School–Lakehead University (MLWS-LakeheadU).
This school, which opened its doors to students in September 2019, is the third Maple Leaf School in Canada and first in the province of Ontario, signaling the success of the planned expansion throughout the country.
The newest high school in the Maple Leaf family is situated on the grounds of Lakehead University in the beautifully scenic city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The new partnership between Maple Leaf and Lakehead University provides a unique opportunity to students—one in which the students study under the Ontario provincial curriculum delivered by our Maple Leaf School, work towards a high school diploma in a completely English-immersive environment, and have access to state-of-the-art university facilities.
Maple Leaf has a very special relationship with Lakehead University. This valued relationship has been established through the years via various shared efforts and initiatives. These include strong foundations that have been built together with Lakehead University’s Faculty of Education. China Maple Leaf Educational Systems regularly hosts Lakehead University students in our schools for international teaching practicums. Each year Lakehead University teacher graduates have the opportunity to be hired and join the Maple Leaf team for long-term employment.
In addition, Lakehead University is also a chosen site of the Maple Leaf Educational Systems-STEM Teacher Training Program. This program provides qualifying students graduating from our schools in China to study a special five-year education program at the University which will prepare them to return to China as qualified math and science teachers. Therefore, we are happy to now see Maple Leaf high school students studying at MLWS–LakeheadU join many other Maple Leaf alumni currently studying in Thunder Bay.
“Maple Leaf is delighted to open this new school on the grounds of Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay campus. Lakehead University is one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in Canada with over 83 nationalities represented within the University’s student body. Maple Leaf is confident and proud in promoting Lakehead University as a strategic study destination. The many great programs and facilities at Lakehead University offer wonderful opportunities to our students and all others whom choose to study at this innovative and growing institution.” said Stuart McIlmoyle, President of Maple Leaf Education North America.
Maple Leaf World School-LakeheadU principal, Monica Andrews, brings with her many years of experience within the China Maple Leaf Education Network. Monica has risen through the ranks of the Maple Leaf network to now being the leader of our latest university preparatory high school and the first to be established in Ontario. Monica and her carefully selected team are well qualified to bring the Maple Leaf model of education to the community of Thunder Bay.
Maple Leaf Education North America looks forward to the future growth and success of our new school and the continuing partnership with Lakehead University over the years to come.