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 53,169 students in 558 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, 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 Australia, Canada, Ghana, Greece, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Spain, 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.

The University of Winnipeg Faculty of Education delivers General Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE) courses online and in-person to students who have been admitted to programs offered in collaboration with Maple Bear schools.

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

In 2019, Maple Bear Singapore families raised over $102,000 funds for Singapore Cancer Society through the Little Fox Run charity drive. 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 for games and fun activities for the day.

In 2020, Maple Bear Singapore preschoolers worked hard to raise $107,777 for Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children’s Wishing Well. Some 3,000 children participated in a range of activities from bake sales and fundraising carnivals to doing mini walking marathons.

The fundraising event in 2021 once again exceeded expectations, with Maple Bear Singapore raising $125,000 to make an 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.

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.

Children's Day Carnival 2018 - Fundraising for Make-A-Wish Foundation
Little Fox Run 2019 Fundraising for Singapore Cancer Society/Terry Fox Foundation
Children with their shoebox creations to support the Singapore Children’s Society
MapleBear Singapore is recognised for the biggest donation to Singapore Children’s Society