Maple Leaf International School

Dalian Foreign Nationals School

Dalian FNS Campus News

Daily 5 and Daily 3 Online

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Dalian FNS Contact Information

Jade Kersey

Principal - BC Program

Email: jadekersey@mapleleafedu.com

General Contact

Email: info@mapleleafedu.com
Kai Fa Qu Campus Phone: 0411-39268103 extension 0
Downtown Campus Phone: 0411-82387757

Dalian FNS Program

Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals Schools offer a positive and engaging learning environment in an all-English, Canadian program. Enrolment is open to all students from pre-school through Grade 9 who hold a non-Chinese passport. MLFNS-D is a British Columbia Offshore school and is accredited and inspected by the Ministry of Education. All teachers and principals are BC certified educators. MLFNS-D offers a diverse, Western educational environment designed to enrich and support the educational development of students from international families who are living in China.

While the BC Curriculum is designed for native English speakers, if appropriate language support is available, MLFNS-D welcomes English Language Learners into the program. The BC Ministry of Education designates ELL students into levels or standards and our oral interview, reading and writing entrance test helps us establish those levels. In addition to the BC mainstream classroom teacher, MLFNS-D provides language support to ELL students using a push-in (ESL teacher in the mainstream classroom) or pull-out model (ESL teacher working with groups of language learners outside the classroom), depending on the needs of the student and the particular class.

Our quality educational program also includes daily Chinese as a Second Language classes. This program will assist students in earning their Chinese high school diploma, as they progress to our dual diploma option at the high school level.

Dalian FNS Students

FNS students arranged in a peace symbol

Students attend MLFNS-D from countries such as South Korea, Japan, Canada and America.


In this diverse group of students, one encounters a mix of English language abilities including many native speakers and those for whom English is a second language. These students, who are broad-minded and eager to embrace cultures and change, find themselves unified by the English language as the vehicle for communication and understanding. As they begin to share a common language as a unified student body, they become more and more enthusiastic and confident about learning and expanding their academic horizons.

Dalian FNS Admissions

Step-by-step from Expressing Interest to Starting Classes

Initial consultation in person, or email. 

Phone Contacts

Downtown Campus Tel: 0411-82387757
Kaifaqu Campus:Tel: 0411-39268103 extension 0

Submit completed application (form available at admissions office or download here) along with:

  • copy of student’s passport
  • copy of student’s birth certificate
  • copy of student’s legal guardian’s (father or mother) passport (with signature)
  • Copy of student’s school transcript (with English or Chinese translations)
  • Copy of Elementary or Middle school graduation certificate (if applicable)
  • 2 passport sized photos
  • $100 USD non-refundable application fee

Students from NON-English-speaking countries and academic backgrounds

Write an entrance examination:

  • English, Chinese and Math will be tested
  • Comprehensive English for Foreign Nationals School application

Students from English-speaking countries and academic backgrounds

Details of academic history evaluated by BC Program Principal, or designate. Please provide:

  • Chinese and Math will be tested
  • Comprehensive English for Foreign Nationals School application

For Foreign Nationals Schools (BC system):

If student is admissible, based on evaluations and/or testing:

  • Student is admitted to CSL intensive year course or appropriate grade level
  • Full Payment of tuition fees required for GW202 form to apply study Visa in China
  • Student acceptance letter provided

For Elementary and Middle Schools (Chinese system):

If student is admissible, based on evaluations and/or testing and Chinese assessment:

  • Student is admitted to CSL intensive year course or appropriate grade level
  • Full Payment of tuition fees required for GW202 form to apply study Visa in China
  • Student acceptance letter provided

For High Schools (BC system):

If student is admissible, based on academic evaluation and ESL assessment:

  • Student is admitted to either:
    —Foundations Program
    —Bridging Program

Full Academic Grade 10 Program*

  • Full Payment of tuition fees required for GW202 form to apply study Visa in China
  • Student acceptance letter provided

*Admission to BC Full Grade 10 requires BC Principal assessment/approval

Student arrive at school with:

  • Acceptance letter
  • Birth certificate Notarization Document Authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate
  • Student Guardian (if not stay with parent in China) Notarization Document Authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate
  • Foreigner Medical Examination at local Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (details provided at international student services center)
  • Student parent residency permit in China (if applicable)
  • Evidence of tuition paid

Application Deadlines
Fall semester: August 22 OR Spring semester: February 27

Dalian FNS FAQ

Students entering Grade 3 or above are given a language proficiency test. If students are from an English speaking country or have multiple years in an English speaking academic program, the language proficiency test may be waived. Students are also interviewed by the principal or designate at the school.

As long as your child has a grasp of English and would not struggle in an all English academic environment, we are able to provide ESL support to allow for student success. Most grades study in an integrated environment, but students are divided by level for Language Arts and ESL, as well as for daily Mandarin studies.

The tuition and fees vary depending on FNS campus and grade. For exact costs, please contact the school directly.

MLFNS-D offers on site cafeteria style lunch services featuring a healthy balanced menu.

Student arrive at school with:

  • Acceptance letter
  • Birth certificate Notarization Document Authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate
  • Student Guardian (if not stay with parent in China) Notarization Document Authenticated by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate
  • Foreigner Medical Examination at local Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (details provided at international student services center)
  • Student parent residency permit in China (if applicable)
  • Evidence of tuition paid

Uniforms are mandatory in all Maple Leaf schools, with the exception of preschool. An initial uniform package must be purchased at the time of registration and then additional pieces can be purchased individually as needed.

Boarding is not available for MLFNS-D students.

The vast majority of the MLFNS-D student population takes the school bus immediately after school, so there are no activities scheduled for after school. Club activities that focus on crafts, sports and the arts are scheduled during the last class of the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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