Opening in September 2019, Maple Leaf School – Lakehead University (MLS-LakeheadU) is Maple Leaf Education North Americas third university preparatory school to open in Canada. Located in scenic Thunder Bay, Ontario, MLS-LakeheadU is destined to become a success due to its location, facilities and amenities available to the staff and students of the school.
As well as having access to the rest of the university campus, the students of MLS-LakeheadU will have their own designated space on the grounds which include classrooms, dormitories with basic cooking facilities, a gym with performance stage, cafeteria providing lunch and dinner, a church and common areas.
Principals Welcome Message
Welcome to Maple Leaf School– LakeheadU!
On behalf of Maple Leaf Education North America, we would like to welcome all our new students to Maple Leaf School – LakeheadU. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to all the new teachers and staff that have joined us at our first Ontario based school.
We are excited to have students in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. Our schools mission is to blend the best educational practices of both Canada and the world by offering a high-quality educational program. Our students are provided with a comprehensive academic and social grounding that prepares them to take their place in an increasingly sophisticated, interconnected and competitive world.
It is my pleasure to welcome students to Maple Leaf North Americas newly opened LakeheadU campus, located in beautiful Thunder Bay, Ontario. Situated on Lakehead University campus, ML-LakeheadU is our first Ontario based school that will offer a selection of Ontario secondary school credit courses. Our schools mission is to blend the best educational practices of both Canada and the world by offering a high quality educational program. Our students are provided with a comprehensive academic and social grounding that prepares them to take their place in an increasingly sophisticated, interconnected and competitive world.
We encourage our students to create a diverse, dynamic, and engaging learning environment where individuals feel safe, supported, and empowered to fully develop their abilities, interests and creative talents. We respect and promote the cultural norms and traditions of all the people within our community. We expect a high level of commitment from you - to your studies and those around you.
We encourage our teachers to provide an optimal environment for learning and offer globally respected curriculum that inspires in our students the spirit and ideals of global citizenship. Our teachers assume that every student has a strong desire to learn and to develop an understanding of the world, to share their knowledge, and to communicate their understanding, thoughts and feelings through wide ranging personal expression.
Safety and student achievement are our most important priorities for all students at Maple Leaf School – LakeheadU. It takes effort and cooperation from all of us – administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community – to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students at our school.
I am honoured to serve as the principal of Maple Leaf School – LakeheadU. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.
At MLS-LakeheadU all of our teachers are OSSD 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-LakeheadU 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.
*The Application Package includes the Application and Admission Process, Fees Schedules and Refund Policy and Application Form
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