MLES opened its first school in Dalian, China in 1995 with 14 students. This school represented the vision of Mr. Sherman Jen, Founder & CEO, to operate a high quality, externally accredited, international, private school in China. The educational system Mr. Jen introduced was a blend of the educational model he had witnessed while living in British Columbia, Canada, with the strengths and cultural richness that exist in the Chinese educational system.
Today MLES operates 80 schools from preschool to high school in 19 cities throughout China and 2 in Canada, serving over 33,000 students. In 2017-18 over 8,000 students are registered as British Columbia offshore students in 12 High Schools and 3 Foreign Nationals Schools.