Maple Bear schools offer full Canadian programs utilizing Canadian methodology and curriculum developed by our own experts from the ground up for preschool, elementary, and high school. We take our responsibility to our students and their parents very seriously. Strict quality controls ensure we deliver the very best Canadian practices in education. There are currently more than 41,000 students in 447 Maple Bear Early Childhood, Elementary, and High Schools operating or opening in South Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Turkey, Morocco, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Romania, Nepal and the USA. We will be opening in 2020 in Bulgaria and Kenya. The head office of Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd is located in North Vancouver, Canada.
Maple Bear Asiawide, led by Patricia Koh and the team from Maple Bear Singapore, will ensure that the same quality and standards of Maple Bear Singapore are delivered in Thailand. Under the leadership of Mrs. Koh, Maple Bear Singapore has been voted by thousands of parents in Singapore as the “Best in Early Years Education Programme” consecutively in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.We will be providing the best of Canadian education for a global future for Maple Bear students in Thailand. Maple Bear has been developed by Canadian academic experts and is a rigorous program utilising the Canadian methodology and curriculum. Maple Bear also understands the importance and benefits of raising a bilingual child.
Using our signature bilingual immersion methodology, the Maple Bear programme incorporates a progressive language structure which encourages children to speak, read and write in both English and Chinese. Our early childhood program is carefully designed to incorporate daily routines, activity centres, and the diverse ways by which children acquire knowledge. The program allows children to create, explore, discover, and engage in many opportunities to develop their social, emotional, motor, language, and cultural skills within safe, secure and stimulating environments that enable children to cultivate the love of lifelong learning.
Maple Bear Thailand Executive Team
Prior to the founding of Maple Bear Singapore in 2013, Mrs. Patricia Koh was the Managing Director with Knowledge Universe, a company based in USA looking after a very successful preschool brand she had created in 1988. During that period, Patricia also headed the Early Childhood Department at Singapore Government’s National Institute of Education (then known as the Teachers’ Training College). Besides being recognized as a well-loved lecturer, she was also appointed as President of the Pre-School Teachers’ Association from 1977 to 1993.
Patricia is renowned for her passion in raising the standards in the way children learn. A leading educator with more than 40 years of experience, Patricia is highly sought after for her expertise as a speaker at events and advisor at early learning centres in the US, UK, Australia and the region. Not only is she an amazing teacher and lecturer, she is also a self-made publisher and has published over 50 children’s stories and music books over the last 30 years. Her mission now is to continue making more stories come alive in all Maple Bear schools in Singapore and Asia.
At Maple Bear Thailand, Patricia provides strategic advice on the governance, business development and quality assurance. She ensures the programme meets the rigour of international standards and aligns with the local education requirements. With her guidance, we are sure that every child who comes to Maple Bear will have a wonderful learning experience and a solid foundation laid for their future years.
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer at Maple Bear Thailand, Mr Adrian Fong oversees the company's financial matters, as well as regional business development.
A Chartered Accountant (CA Singapore), Mr Fong graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and thereafter obtained his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland, Australia.
After spending 15 years in various Finance and Regional Treasury roles at several large multi-national companies, including DuPont and Caltex, Mr Fong ventured out as an entrepreneur in the preschool industry. His deep and rich experience in the education business began in 2002, when he started a preschool in association with a very successful preschool brand founded by Mrs Patricia Koh, the current Chief Executive and Education Ambassador of Maple Bear Singapore.
A keen supporter of Mrs Patricia Koh’s vision for quality preschools in Singapore and the region, he partnered her to bring the Maple Bear brand to Singapore in 2013.
Maple Bear Global Faculty
The University of Winnipeg Faculty of Education and Maple Bear Global Schools have been in academic cooperation since 2014. Our academic affiliation with the University of Winnipeg provides us with direct access to top education experts in the country, and elevates the quality of our teacher training initiatives and our classroom curriculum.