Core Curriculum Elementary

The Maple Bear Elementary Program requires a minimum of 50% instruction in English.  The remaining portion of the program is conducted in the home language.  Subjects taught in English include English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.  Instruction in the home language, History, Geography, Physical Education, the Arts, and other subjects is conducted in the students’ first language.

English Language Arts
At all grades, the focus is on acquiring language and literacy skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students learn to read and produce a wide range of texts, including media, transactional (letters, e-mails, etc.), and terary texts. The level of sophistication grows with the advancing grade levels. All classrooms must be literacy-rich environments.

Mathematics
The themes of number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, data management and probability are developed in increasing complexity at each grade level. The program emphasizes problem solving, understanding concepts, application of procedures and communication about mathematics.

Science
The science program emphasizes enquiry and the use of the scientific method in science classes.   At each grade level increasingly complex topics are studied from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and environmental science.  The emphasis is on experimentation and application rather than memorization.All instruction in the Maple Bear Elementary School follows educational principles which have made Canadian practice so successful:

Outcomes are defined: Learning is targeted to achieve very specific learning outcomes.  It is clear what the children need to learn.

Canadian performance standards are applied: Canadian performance standards determine the learning outcomes.  Maple Bear students are expected to achieve performance levels similar to Canadians.

Curriculum development for English-language subjects is done in Canada by Canadian experts.

Canadian style teaching strategies are implemented: Canadian teaching strategies encourage student independence, strong literacy skills, higher level thinking and problem solving.

A sophisticated set of learning resources are used: Learning resources include books, manipulative materials, visual materials, electronic media, and computer technology.

Assessment of student learning is based on Canadian standards. In all cases, Canadian programming exceeds the requirements of local elementary education authorities in each country.

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May 4th, 2017

Welcome to Maple Bear Santa Fe in Mexico City, Mexico!

Take ten teachers and turn them into school owners. Add one shared dream of high quality education. Mix with a whole lot of passion, dedication and elbow grease. What do you get by combining those elements? Maple Bear Santa Fe in Mexico City, Mexico.  

 
March 23rd, 2017

Maple Bear is expanding in China

We are definitely experiencing a growth spurt in China! In addition to the six schools currently operating in Zhengzhou, we are pleased to welcome Maple Bear Shenyang which is set to open its first learning center in May and Maple Bear Lanzhou which will open its doors in the fall.
 
We recently had the opportunity to meet with our new owners in both locations.
 
 
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