Maple Leaf Educational Systems

Welcome to Maple Leaf Educational Systems — China’s leading independent, international schools system. MLES offers a high quality international education for students from preschool to high school.

The Maple Leaf Model provides a western academic orientation and preparation for admission to western universities, blended with the richness of Chinese educational traditions and culture.

Maple Leaf China Fast Facts

  • MLES opened its first school in Dalian, PR China in 1995
  • China’s largest private international school system
  • Canada’s first and largest offshore school system
  • Inspected and certified by the Ministry of Education, Province of British Columbia, Canada since 1998
  • AdvancED (USA) accreditation since 2017
  • Located in 19 cities in China including Dalian (1995), Wuhan (2007), Tianjin (2008), Chongqing (2009), Zhenjiang (2011), Inner Mongolia-Ordos (2012), Henan-Luoyang (2012), Shanghai (2013), Pingdingshan (2014), Yiwu (2015), Jingzhou (2015), Pinghu (2016), Huai’an (2016), Xi’an (2016), Huzhou (2017), Weifang (2017), Yancheng (2017), Haikou (2017) and Shenzhen (2018)
  • Over 33,000 students enrolled
  • Over 8,000 students registered as BC offshore students in Maple Leaf high schools and foreign nationals schools
  • 78 schools in China including preschools (19), elementary schools (23), middle schools (23), foreign nationals schools (3) and high schools (10) (plus two high schools in Canada total 80 Maple Leaf Schools)
  • Over 1,400 graduates in 2016; nearly 100% visa approvals for study overseas