Maple Leaf School – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (MLUS-KPU) is the second Maple Leaf school to open in Canada, building on the great 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 expanding 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. This gives them an academic advantage in their post-secondary applications.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a Canadian polytechnic university that integrates 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-ofthe- 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 Canada’s west coast, is often referred to as Canada’s 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 worldwide 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. His educational journey began with degrees at the University of Victoria in Commerce and the University of British Columbia in Education. He went on to complete his masters degree in Education at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. He began his teaching career with Maple Leaf International School – Dalian, China in 2003. Mr. Helgason taught economics and business courses for eight years before taking an administrative position at the school. Hes served as registrar, deputy principal and for the past three years as principal. Mr. Helgason lead the Dalian Campus with great success and is now leading MLUS-KPU campus in Vancouver, Canada. He is enthusiastic about the unique learning and personal development opportunities that MLUS-KPU can offer to all its students.
At MLUS-KPU all of our teachers are BC certified and have experience teaching in international school settings. They use best practices to promote academic success with all students. Our support team provides career and personal counselling to students and maintain regular contact with parents. MLUS-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, academic and English readiness and a strong commitment to their studies. Please see the additional documents for more information on the Admission Process, Application Form and Student Fee Structure.
|Tuition Fees 1/2|
| International Students 3||$18,000|
| Canadian Citizen and PR Students 3||$15,500|
|Application Fee 4||$300|
|Custodian Declaration 5||$350|
|Uniform Fee 6||$500|
|Graduation Fee 7||$300|
|Medical Insurance 8||$750*|
|Recreation Fee 9||$450|
|Homestay 10||Approx. $700 - $1000 month|
|Dormitory 11||Approx. $500 - $700 month|
|Meals 12||Approx. $3000/year|
|Airport Pick Up – Vancouver to Kamloops 14||Approx. $200|
For school year 2017/18 school fees are due in full by June 30, 2017.
FULL payment of fees must be received before the official Letter of Admission, Custodianship or other required Immigration documents will be issued for international students.
Occasionally, a students application to obtain their Canadian Student Authorization is denied. In these cases, the student must submit official proof of this denial. Upon receipt of this document, the School will refund all tuition fees, less the non-refundable application fee and custodianship declaration fee.
If the student develops a medical illness whereby it is determined by the parents, the medical professionals or the school that the student should return home to their parents care the school will offer a partial refund of tuition fees. A minimum 50% of the annual tuition fee will be retained by the school.
These one-time only fees cover the application fee, notarized Custodianship Declaration, letters of admission, and any international courier fees. The total non-refundable amount is $650.00 (Application fee = $300.00, Custodianship Declaration fee = $350.00.
Homestay placements and management are provided by a third-party homestay provider through a contract agreement with Maple Leaf Education North America Ltd. The Homestay refund policy of the contracted agency will apply. Details will be provided with the Homestay application forms.