At a recent press conference, journalists joined Maple Leaf leaders to mark CMLES accomplishments since 1995: China’s first international school, the first overseas-accredited school to be recognized by China’s Ministry of Education, the first Chinese private education company to be publicly listed in Hong Kong, and China’s largest private education provider. More than 18,700 graduates have gone on to over 707 colleges and universities in more than 30 countries and regions across the world.
Published works were featured which share the first part of the journey blending the best of east and west: Maple Leaf from 1 to 100 and The Stories of 100 Mapleleafers. CMLES founder and chairman Dr. Sherman Jen was on hand to autograph copies and share key insights.
MLES introduced bold plans for the next 5 years: 10 educational regions in China with 100,000 students and 2 overseas regions with 10,000 students. There will be World Schools in about 50 cities around the world. Maple Leaf will complete the transition from the Sino-Canada (British Columbia) curriculum to the Maple Leaf World School curriculum and develop into an international education certification body that not only runs schools but also outputs standards, similar to global certification bodies such as the IB and A-levels.