Maple Leaf International Schools offer curriculum and credentials approved by the city and/or provincial government educational authorities in China, Canada and Australia. In China our elementary and middle schools offer the Chinese curriculum accredited by the province in which the school is located. At the high school level both the local Chinese provincial Bureau of Education and the Ministry of Education of the Province of British Columbia, Canada accredit or certify our programs.
All Maple Leaf Schools in China are accredited by local city and/or provincial Departments of Education or Educational Commissions.
Our external certification by the BC Ministry of Education guarantees an international standard and external monitoring of our results. It assists Maple Leaf in providing a world class curriculum and requires that all BC courses are taught by teachers holding valid BC Teaching Certificates.
The BC Ministry of Education certification includes detailed annual inspections of our schools, with special emphasis on our quality of instruction, student achievements and student records management. More information about BC offshore program accreditation is available here.
Our students receive diplomas from the Chinese Education Authority and the BC Ministry of Education upon graduation.
This external accreditation provides the universities and colleges accepting our students with an assurance of the validity of the students’ graduation results and leads to quicker admission processes.
During the 2015-2016 school year, all of our high schools that offer grades 10-12 underwent an external accreditation process with Cognia (formerly AdvancEd), the world’s largest school accrediting organization. The schools, their staff, students and parents were all engaged in an internal self assessment against a set of rubrics that represent best practice in the field of education, instruction and school organization. The resulting accreditation was successful in all of the schools, and this sets the journey for a five-year growth plan to continue to enhance the strong practices in the schools as well as focus on the areas that will allow the schools to thrive going forward.
Since then, Maple Leaf Educational Systems has achieved Cognia accreditation for:
Maple Leaf High Schools in Canada and Australia are also certified by their respective provincial Ministries of Education.