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Jacalyn Kersey named Superintendent

Press Release for China Maple Leaf Educational Systems – May 10, 2021 Jacalyn Kersey Dr. Sherman Jen, Chairman of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, and the Board of Directors are pleased to congratulate Mrs. Jacalyn Kersey on her appointment as Superintendent of China Maple Leaf International Schools, beginning in August 2021. Mrs. Kersey brings a wealth of education and experience to the position. She has a bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Education in Administration and Leadership ...
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Finals of 3rd Annual MLES Speech Contest finals held

On Dec. 18, 2020 the 3rd Annual Maple Leaf English Speech Contest was held at MLIS Chongqing. The competition was open to all MLES elementary schools, middle schools, and high school students. Teachers and staff also participated in a separate category. 42 finalists from 8 educational districts were selected from preliminary competitions held across the MLES system. Over 780,000 viewers watched the seven-hour contest online. Judges at the final included Mr. Peter Froese, Ed.D., Mr. Molenda, Director of the Global ...
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Maple Leaf International School-Nanjing Signing Ceremony

On December 11, 2020, Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) and Lishui District of Nanjing Government held a formal signing ceremony. Dr. Sherman Jen, Founder and Chairman of MLES and Mr. Zhang Weizhen, Vice Governor of Lishui District of Nanjing Government signed the agreement on behalf of MLES and Lishui District of Nanjing Government. Management teams from MLES Head Office and related representatives from Lishui District of Nanjing Government attended the ceremony. Dr. Sherman Jen, Founder and Chairman of MLES had ...
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2020 MLES Review

As 2021 begins, the team at Maple Leaf Educational Systems is reflecting on the achievements of 2020. February 2020 MLES signed a collaboration agreement with the United Kingdom's National Recognition Information Centre. UK NARIC assesses and benchmarks Maple Leaf’s World Schools Curriculum against A-Level and global curriculums to ensure MLES graduates are prepared for success no matter which country they choose for graduate and post-graduate study. https://corporate.mapleleafschools.com/2020/02/27/maple-leaf-and-uk-naric-sign-curriculum-assessment-agreement/ March 2020 MLES donated 1 million RMB to 546 Dalian medical staff who ...
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Maple Leaf Completes Acquisition of one of the Largest, Top-tier, Private Schools in Singapore

China Maple Leaf Educational Systems completed the acquisition of 90 percent of Star Readers Pte, Ltd, the sole shareholder of the Canadian International School in Singapore. Acquisition of the remaining 10 percent will take place in July 2022. The Canadian International School in Singapore is one of the largest, premium, top-tier, private schools in Singapore. The School has a successful 30 year history in Singapore and achieves strong IB Diploma results with average scores and pass rates significantly above global ...
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MLES schools start fall term

MLIS students began the 2020-1 school with parades, signing ceremonies and and excitment. Opening photos on this page come from the following campuses: Inner Mongolia Horinger international school (Primary & Middle School), Jinan International High SchoolTianjin Eco-City School (Primary & Middle School)Dalian Jinshitan Primary SchoolTianjin Nankai District Primary SchoolTianjin TEDA Sanjie KindergartenYiwu International Kindergarten MLES Kingsley International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Canadian International School in Singapore also opened on schedule. MLES operates 120 schools in over 30 cities ...
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Maple Leaf Educational Systems and Lishui District of Nanjing Government Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

On July 2, 2020, Maple Leaf Educational Systems and Lishui District of Nanjing Government formally signed a memorandum of cooperation in running schools. The two sides will jointly establish a Maple Leaf International School in Lishui District, Nanjing. MLES to open Nanjing campus in 2022 Dr. Sherman Jen, Founder and Chairman of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, said at the ceremony: “According to the memorandum, Nanjing Maple Leaf International School will be designed with a capacity of about 4000 students, including ...
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Maple Leaf Acquires Canadian International School in Singapore

China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd acquires Canadian International School, one of the largest international schools in Singapore, for SGD 680 million. In line with its strategy, China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd. (“MLES” or the “Company”), today announced the proposed acquisition of Canadian International School Pte. Ltd. (“CIS”), a leading premium international school in Singapore, for SGD 680 million. Deal highlights Acquisition of one of the largest for-profit premium international schools in SingaporeCIS has a 30-year operating history in ...
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Gold Medal of CMLES Lifetime Achievement

On the occasion of MLES 25th Anniversary, Dr Sherman Jen, Founder & Chairman of CMLES, decides to bestow the Gold Medal of CMLES Lifetime Achievement to Mr. Li Wanqing, Ms. Zhang Jingxia, Mr. Peter Owen, Mr. James Beeke and Ms. Shao Ling to recognize their outstanding contributions to Maple Leaf education. Mr. Li Wangqing Mr. Li Wanqing, in 1993 assisted the CMLES Founder in creating the foundation of Maple Leaf. He then served as a long-term Vice President in charge ...
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Maple Leaf Medal of Excellence & Honor Winners

Maple Leaf Medal of Excellence & Honor Winners are advanced members among Maple Leaf Staff, representing the direction of the cause of Maple Leaf Education. The medal winners are loyal to Maple Leaf Philosophy, love the cause of Maple Leaf, strive for excellence in education. They are trustworthy, honest and diligent, willing to contribute, always follow the vision and culture of Maple Leaf. They are dedicated when difficulties are encountered, stand firm at the crucial moments, and can be rated ...
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MLES donates RMB 1 million to medical staff in Wuhan

On March 17th, MLES donated 1 million RMB to medical staff supporting Wuhan through a Dalian Charity. The donation ceremony was held at Sherman Jen Library in MLES Dalian Campus. The founder and Chairman of MLES Dr. Sherman Jen, Mr. Li Shuqi, chairman of Dalian Charity and Mr. Wang Junsheng, secretary general attended the ceremony. Guests from the Charity visited the Sherman Jen Library and History Museum to understand the development journey of MLES. Chinese staff and foreign teachers personally ...
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Maple Leaf and UK NARIC Sign Curriculum Assessment Agreement

Maple Leaf Educational Systems (Maple Leaf) and the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC) have signed a three-year curriculum analysis, assessment, bench-marking agreement entitled Independent Review and Benchmarking Analysis of the Maple Leaf World Schools Program. As Maple Leaf develops and implements its Grade 10-12 World Schools Curriculum, UK-NARIC will be assessing and benchmarking Maple Leaf’s World Schools Curriculum with UK A-Level and other world recognized curricula. This independent analysis will assist Maple Leaf to ensure ...
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Maple Leaf Expands to Include Online Educational Delivery

China Maple Leaf Educational Systems is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Instructure Global Ltd. to implement the Canvas Learning Management System in all Maple Leaf high schools located in China, Canada and Australia. Canvas LMS is a highly respected online learning management system being used by several world’s top universities and high schools. 14 of the top 25 USA online bachelor’s degree programs are Canvas LMS users. The three-year subscription to the Canvas LMS ...
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Maple Leaf Postpones the Start of Spring Semester

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Maple Leaf’s Epidemic Response Lead Committee has instructed all Maple Leaf Schools in China to adhere to the request of the State Council and to postpone the re-opening of schools for the Spring semester until March 2nd. The primary focus of Maple Leaf at this time, as always, is on the safety of its students, staff and their families. Please follow the directions of all local health authorities to protect yourself. Maple ...
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China Maple Leaf offers a Conditional General Cash Offer for Kingsley Edugroup in Malaysia – Belt and Road Initiative Area

Hong Kong, 29 January 2020 – The Board of Directors of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Limited (“MLE” or the “Company”, stock code: 1317.HK) is pleased to announce a voluntary conditional general cash offer to acquire all the shares of GEM-listed Kingsley Edugroup Limited (“Kingsley”, stock code 8105.HK) at a price of HK$0.54 per share. This acquisition is part of MLE’s international expansion plan. Kingsley owns and operates a school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offering K-12 education to local and ...
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Maple Leaf World School-Lakehead University Hosts First Open House

Today, Maple Leaf World Schools was pleased to host the Thunder Bay community at its first open house at its new school, Maple Leaf World Schools–Lakehead University (MLWS-LakeheadU). MLWS-LakeheadU is Maple Leaf’s third school in Canada and its first in Ontario. Located in the Avila Centre at Lakehead University Thunder Bay, this learning environment offers students an English immersion environment on campus. Among those welcoming visitors from the University and Thunder Bay communities to its open house was Stuart McIlmoyle, ...
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Maple Leaf Announces Implementation of its World School Program

Maple Leaf Educational Systems (Maple Leaf) will implement a World School Program! The World School Program will enable Maple Leaf to further enhance its internationally recognized educational programs, which prepares students for entry into top universities, and strengthens their understanding of global issues and international cultures. This includes features such as doubling English class instructional time; offering AP (Advanced Placement) Mathematics and Science subjects; expanding Social Studies curriculum to cover World History, Geography and International Issues, as well as adding ...
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Maple Leaf Purchases School Campus in Brockville, Ontario

Maple Leaf is pleased to announce its purchase of a beautifully landscaped 27.4-acre campus overlooking the St. Lawrence River in the historic Brockville area of Ontario, Canada. The freehold property was purchased for C$13 million (US$9.84 million). Originally the school campus was developed as St. Mary’s College, a preparatory school run by the Roman Catholic church. In the late 1960’s the property changed hands and housed a private Christian boarding school until 2007. Since then it has served as a ...
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Maple Leaf’s Growth Accelerates: Opens 6 New Schools in September 2019 and Surpasses 100 Schools

Maple Leaf successfully opened 6 new schools this September! These schools are Maple Leaf: Elementary School – Jinan, Middle School – Jinan, Elementary School – Tianjin Nankai, Elementary School – Xiangyang, Middle School – Xiangyang and Maple Leaf World School – Lakehead University, located on the campus of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The number of Maple Leaf schools now exceeds 100 and more schools are already in planning for opening September 2020 ...
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School year begins at Maple Leaf School–Lakehead University

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 ...
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Dr. Sherman Jen Named One of China’s 10 Most Influential Education Leaders – 2019

“The highest goal of education is to change more people, to make people understand and tolerate each other, and to bring people with different cultural backgrounds together and reduce conflicts. The world is full of conflicts because people don’t understand and tolerate each other. Nearly 10,000 Maple Leaf graduates have gone all over the world as advocates for that goal.” – from Sherman Jen’s speech at the convocation of Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada upon receiving his Honorary Doctorate ...
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Maple Leaf Celebrates 100th School

China Maple Leaf Educational Systems celebrated the opening of its 100th school in Jinan on September 4th. Maple Leaf Bilingual School- Jinan held its opening ceremony with the support of the People's Government of Zhangqiu District of Jinan City and the Zhangqiu District People's Government. Dr. Sherman Jen, founder and chairman of Maple Leaf Education, welcomed the crowd and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to local leaders and community support for Maple Leaf Bilingual School - Jinan. Dr. Jen announced that ...
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Dr. Alan Shaver Accepts Maple Leaf Board Director Position

The Board of Directors of China Maple Leaf Educational Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alan Shaver as an independent director of the company, effective August 31, 2019. Dr. Shaver will serve as a member of the audit committee, remuneration committee, and nomination and corporate governance committee Dr. Shaver served as President and Vice Chancellor of Thompson Rivers University from 2010 to 2018. Prior to this, he served as the Vice President Academic and Provost of Dalhousie ...
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Top Ten Universities Enroll Maple Leaf Graduates

Maple Leaf Educational Systems’ 2019 graduates have received offers from universities and colleges from around the globe and to date 106 graduates have received offers from the Top Ten Ranked Universities in the world. Maple Leaf Educational Systems is China’s leading independent international school system. Since its establishment in 1995, more than 14,000 Maple Leaf Graduates have been enrolled in 672 universities or colleges in 30 countries or regions worldwide. More than 50% of Maple Leaf’s graduates have been enrolled ...
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New Maple Leaf International School in Jinan, China Announced

At a press conference held in Jinan on April 10, Dr. Sherman Jen, founder and CEO of Maple Leaf Educational Systems expressed his gratitude to Education and Government leaders in Shandong Province for their support of Maple Leaf International School - Jinan. Dr. Jen stated that the excellent cooperation between MLES and the district government will give full access to the advantages of the Maple Leaf model of education, as well as inject new energy into economic development and social ...
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