Maple Leaf School - KPU (MLS-KPU) is located on the Richmond campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. This is the second Maple Leaf school to open in Canada, building on the success of our schools in China and our first Canadian school which opened in Kamloops, BC in 2016. Our schools in British Columbia are accredited as Independent Schools by the BC Ministry of Education.
Located on the campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, BC, this learning environment offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in English and in a Canadian educational environment. Students complete the BC graduation program curriculum preparing them for further studies at KPU and in universities around the world. While focusing on academic achievement and studies in English, our students also have the option to enroll in Mandarin language and Chinese social studies courses giving them an academic advantage in their post-secondary applications.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a Canadian polytechnic university integrating teaching, research and innovation in preparing students for fulfilling careers. Established in 1981, KPU offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 120 programs.
The Richmond campus is located in the heart of a vibrant and very ethnically diverse community on a 10 acre urban site. The campus has classrooms, state-of-the- art graphic design computer labs, interior design work studios and fully equipped science labs. The campus also includes a cafeteria, student lounge areas, indoor and outdoor courtyard spaces, a library and learning centre.
Vancouver, a major city on Canadas west coast, is often referred to as Canadas gateway to the Pacific. It is among Canada's most ethnically diverse metropolitan areas with a population of 2.5 million people. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five world best cities for livability and quality of life. It is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making it a major tourism destination. In addition to active film production studios, gaming and high tech companies, Vancouver is also a centre of higher education. It is home to 11 public post-secondary institutions including universities, technical institutes and colleges, and dozens of private specialty institutions.
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Our Principal, Mr. Brad Helgason, worked in China with Maple Leaf Educational Systems for 14 years as a teacher, registrar, deputy principal and most recently as the principal. He holds a BA in Commerce from the University of Victoria and a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Education from the University of British Columbia.
Principals Welcome Message
It is with pleasure that I welcome you to Maple Leaf School - KPU. We recognize there are many institutions you could choose for your studies and are pleased you are interested in MLS-KPU.
Maple Leaf School - KPU offers the British Columbia senior secondary high school curriculum to a growing group of students. Our young school has a promising future located within the Richmond campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University as it offers students access to first class science, library, and PE facilities.
While studying at MLS-KPU, students will be challenged to spend their time beyond their comfort zone both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage students to take time to reflect on who they are and who they are trying to become, to develop new ways of thinking and understanding and to participate in activities they have never tried.
Most important of all, we want our students to confidently engage in the learning process and connect with different people through their studies. The Maple Leaf community is diverse in perspectives, talents, ambitions, and backgrounds. Students graduate from our program with a strong academic foundation and are well prepared for success within their university studies.
I encourage you to spend some time to get to know Maple Leaf School and all that it offers. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Maple Leaf School is a place where you can flourish.
Principals Message to Graduates 2018
At MLS-KPU all of our teachers are BC certified and have experience teaching in international school settings. They use best practices to promote the academic success of all students. Our support team provides career and personal counselling to students and maintains regular contact with parents. MLS-KPU has Mandarin speaking staff on-site and can provide support in other languages with assistance from the university.
Students are admitted in grades 10, 11 and 12 based on their previous grade completion, their academic and English readiness and evidence of a strong commitment to their studies. Please see the additional documents for more information on the Admission Process, Application Form and Fees.
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