Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd.

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Locations Islandwide
Bilingual immersion
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 44,268 students in 568 Maple Bear Early Childhood, Elementary, and High Schools operating or opening in Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, USA, and Vietnam. We will be opening soon in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Kenya, Portugal, and Spain.

Offering a rigorous program utilising Canadian methodology and curriculum, Maple Bear has been developed ground up by Canadian teaching experts and refined for the children of Singapore by local childcare education expert Mrs. Patricia Koh, who was the Head of the Early Childhood Department at the then Institute of Education (now known as National Institute of Education) from 1978 to 1987. Awarded the “Best in Early Years Education Programme” consecutively in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, Maple Bear Singapore understands the importance and benefits of raising a bilingual child. Using our signature bilingual immersion methodology, our programme incorporates a progressive language structure which encourages children to speak, read and write in both English and Chinese. The Maple Bear early childhood program is carefully designed: daily routines, activity centres, and the way children acquire knowledge. The program allows children to create, explore, discover, and it offers many opportunities to develop their social, emotional, motor, language, and cultural skills.

We provide a rounded bilingual preschool learning experience, focusing on literacy and early language acquisition, arts and creative activity, mathematics and logical thinking, science and technology, physical skills and well-being, and last but not least, personal and social awareness.

Maple Bear Singapore Executive Team

Patricia Koh
Patricia Koh
Chief Executive & Education Ambassador
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Adrian Fong
Adrian Fong
Chief Financial Officer
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Maple Bear Global 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.

The University of Winnipeg Faculty of Education and Maple Bear Global Schools have been in academic cooperation since 2014. Our academic affiliation with the University of Winnipeg provides us with direct access to top education experts in the country, and elevates the quality of our teacher training initiatives and our classroom curriculum.

Giving Back

At Maple Bear, 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 Singapore believes in giving back to the community by fundraising for local initiatives impacting education, children and families. To date, Maple Bear Singapore is a proud supporter and benefactor of KidsSTOP and Make A Wish Foundation.

In addition to charity work, 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.

In early October 2019, MapleBear Singapore families raised over $102,000 funds for Singapore Cancer Society through the Little Fox Run charity drive. A celebration involving all MapleBear preschools in Singapore  saw more than 2000 children and their families gather at Yishun Stadium on 4 October 2019 for games and fun activities for the day.

Through the relays and narrative of the day, the families learned about the marvelous Terry Fox, a Canadian para-athlete who ran more than 400 kilometres across the country as he battled his own cancer in 1980s to raise much needed awareness and donation for children’s cancer research. It was the legacy of Terry Fox that saw millions of funds raised for children’s cancer research and advancement in finding cures for cancer made through the years globally in the memories of his dedication. The High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore, Mdm. Lynn McDonald, graced the event as the Guest of Honour and officially opened Little Fox Run 2019.

We were delighted to see the overwhelming support from parents and all partners, as well as the notes of appreciation from the families toward MapleBear’s initiatives to inspire the children to do their part in helping those in need. “Thank you very much for your great efforts in organising the event to fundraise for cancer research in the name of Terry Fox once again, in conjunction with your Children’s Day Celebrations at the MapleBear pre-schools.” said a representative of Singapore Cancer Society.

Children's Day Carnival 2018 - Fundraising for Make-A-Wish Foundation
Little Fox Run 2019 Fundraising for Singapore Cancer Society/Terry Fox Foundation
Little Fox Run 2019 Fundraising for Singapore Cancer Society/Terry Fox Foundation