Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd.

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Excellence in Canadian education
Bilingual immersion
Locations Islandwide

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 60,000 students in 450 Maple Bear Early Childhood, Elementary, and High Schools operating or opening in Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Brazil, China (Mainland and Hong Kong (SAR)), Guatemala, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Türkiye, UAE, Ukraine, USA, and Vietnam. We will be opening soon in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Ghana, Greece, Iraq, Paraguay, and Uzbekistan.

Offering a rigorous program utilising Canadian methodology and curriculum, Maple Bear has been developed ground up by Canadian teaching experts and refined by Education Ambassador, 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, and most recently listed “Best of Singapore 2022” by Tatler Asia and “Best Preschool in Singapore” by Honeykids Asia in 2022, Maple Bear understands the importance and benefits of raising a bilingual child.

Using our signature bilingual immersion methodology, our programme incorporates a progressive language structure that encourages children to speak, read and write in both English and Mandarin as well as their respective native languages. 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 Asiawide 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.

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 Singapore Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Wishing Well and Singapore Children’s Society.

2019 – A celebration involving all Maple Bear preschools in Singapore saw more than 2000 children and their families gather at Yishun Stadium on 4 October 2019 as they participated in a marathon of hope for a brighter future. Maple Bear Singapore families raised over $102,000 in funds for the Singapore Cancer Society through the Little Fox Run charity drive.

2020 – Our fund-raising efforts took shape in a different form this year as 3,000 children participated in a range of activities from bake sales, painting, and mini-marathons. They proudly raised $107,777 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children’s Wishing Well to help make the wishes of those in need come true.

2021 – The fundraising event in 2021 once again exceeded expectations, with Maple Bear Singapore raising $125,000 to make a positive impact on families of the Singapore Children’s Society. Maple Bear cubs created Shoebox stories and donors who exceeded the minimum contribution received an exclusive edition of the Maple Bear 8th Anniversary commemorative book.

2022 – Maple Bear Singapore kicked off our Terry Fox Charity Run with the theme, “The Amazing Race”. Our tiny tots raced, jumped, and laughed through mini-races across our schools with incredible enthusiasm. Together we raised $161,321 for the Singapore Children’s Cancer Foundation while empowering our children to be positive change makers.

2023 – The Terry Fox Charity Carnival themed “A Zoological Fantasy” raised over $180,000 for the Singapore Cancer Society. Our Charity Carnival on 15 July 2023 was attended by more than 500 Maple Bear families who had a great time enjoying the carnival games, exciting activities and performances by our Principals and teachers from all our Maple Bear schools!

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.

Little Fox Run 2019 Fundraising for Singapore Cancer Society and Terry Fox Foundation
Maple Bear cubs with their paintings for our Charity Art Auction in 2020
Children with their shoebox creations to support the Singapore Children’s Society in 2021
Terry Fox Charity Run 2022 for the Singapore Children’s Cancer Foundation
MapleBear Singapore is recognised for the biggest donation to Singapore Children’s Society in 2022
Terry Fox Charity Carnival 2023, A Zoological Fantasy