China Maple Leaf Educational Systems celebrated the opening of its 100th school in Jinan on September 4th. Maple Leaf Bilingual School- Jinan held its opening ceremony with the support of the People’s Government of Zhangqiu District of Jinan City and the Zhangqiu District People’s Government.
Dr. Sherman Jen, founder and chairman of Maple Leaf Education, welcomed the crowd and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to local leaders and community support for Maple Leaf Bilingual School – Jinan.
Dr. Jen announced that Jinan Maple Leaf Primary School will follow the Maple Leaf model of blending the best of the east and the west. The curriculum system is based on the opening of the national curriculum and highlights English language development.
With the smooth start of Jinan Maple Primary School, local students and parents are eagerly awaiting the completion of the International High School. Dr. Jen said that the Jinan Maple Leaf International High School is set to open in September 2020 and will provide an international program for Jinan and Weifang junior high school graduates.
Wang Yujie, deputy head of Zhangqiu District of Jinan City, spoke on behalf of the Zhangqiu District People’s Government: “Jinan Maple Leaf Bilingual School will play an important role in optimizing Zhangqiu’s educational resources, developing quality education and cultivating outstanding talents. The government and various departments will continue to provide a guarantee of quality and efficient service for Jinan Maple Leaf Development.”
Twenty-four years ago, Dr Sherman Jen opened Maple Leaf International School – Dalian with only 14 students. As of June 2019, 21 grade 12 classes and over 16,000 MLES graduates have successfully completed the Maple Leaf high school program and gone on to study at post-secondary institutions abroad.
The opening of the 100th school is another milestone in Dr. Jen’s goal to establish the largest global school system in the world that blends the best aspects of Eastern education and culture with Western educational content and methodologies.