Our Students

From pre-school to high school, Maple Leaf students represent a very diverse mix of students from locations across China and the world. Our mission is to admit qualified students regardless of race, color or nationality. Our students are primarily Chinese nationals and approximately 7% are international students who come from over 24 countries including South Korea, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Japan and Russia.

Our students are academically strong and preparing for admission to universities and colleges worldwide. They demonstrate their talents in the arts, sports and cultural activities and develop their leadership skills while in our schools. We seek students who are broad-minded, eager to embrace cultures and change, and enthusiastic about learning and expanding their academic horizons.

Since 1999 our graduates have accessed over 600 universities in more than 30 countries worldwide, primarily in Canada and the USA. Our students enter the system with varied English abilities, ranging from beginning to intermediate.


Over 12,000 successful Maple Leaf students had graduated with a BC High School (Dogwood) diploma. These students, with guidance from our BC Academic Advisors and the knowledgeable staff in our Graduation Offices, have been accepted to study in undergraduate programs at universities and colleges in more than 30 countries around the world.

Top 200 University Admissions Include:

  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Michigan
  • McGill University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Toronto
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Australian National University
  • King’s College London
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Bristol
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Kyoto University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Sydney
  • Seoul National University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • New York University
  • Peking University
  • Tsinghua University
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Warwick
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Washington
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Monash University
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Birmingham
  • Boston University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Texas
  • The University of Auckland
  • Utrecht University
  • Purdue University
  • Fudan University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of Leeds
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Durham University
  • University of York
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Minnesota
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Maryland
  • Emory University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Liverpool
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • University of Virginia
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Colorado
  • Queen’s University
  • Lancaster University
  • The University of Western Ontario
  • McMaster University
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Arizona
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Bath
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Waseda University

(source: 2011 QS World University Rankings)

Canadian Universities Remain Number 1 Choice:

Canada remains the first choice for graduates of Maple Leaf International Schools with approximately 65% of all graduates choosing universities in Canada. The University of Alberta has recruited the greatest number of Maple Leaf graduates, followed by the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia. American, British and Australian universities have become increasingly popular choices for our students and have shown a growing interest in recruiting Maple Leaf graduates. There is also a growing interest in Chinese universities as a choice for both our Chinese and international students.

Top 5 Countries Admitting Maple Leaf Graduates