Maple Bear Songpa Campus
Maple Bear Songpa is a sought out Kindergarten / Elementary program in our diverse area. We have been providing the best standard of Canadian based education since 2006 with only experienced and certified teachers from all over North America. We pride on giving our students’ fun-filled, student-based, and hands on activities in all our ages. Each classroom is unique with a touch of our dedicated and passionate teachers’ personalities. Our students grow to be independent and happy and learn to speak and write English in a natural and safe environment.
Early Year Program
The Maple Bear Early Childhood Program is modeled upon current Canadian early childhood practice. The program is designed to educate the whole child – physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Integration of subjects in thematic ways provides a rich and stimulating programme that encourages creativity, imagination and self-expression. Our language of instruction is English where we follow the highly successful Canadian Immersion model of language learning. Maple Bear is a secure environment where risk-taking is encouraged and where the children see themselves as capable and competent learners. Diverse learning styles and stages of development are respected at all times. Maple Bear is an exciting place where children develop a positive self-image and are encouraged to be true to themselves and to their heritage.
Maple Bear believes in a Comprehensive Literacy Program that offers students creative and research based best practices in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing. Maple Bear teachers create a literacy rich classroom environment that is full of level appropriate books, centres with engaging reading/writing activities, and lessons that teach specific reading/writing strategies and word study. Teachers are always observant of the development of each student, acting as facilitator in the learning process. The program also utilizes varied activates, with many different goals, in individual and group settings, to develop and improve students’ skill set. Critical and creative thinking skills are promoted and encouraged so that students can be successful in today’s world.
Maple Bear has qualified and trusted teachers who have passed strict recruitment standards. They also meet all the requirements set forth by both the Korean immigration office as well as the Korean Ministry of Education. All of the teaching staff are trained all year round by Director of Maple Bear Asia who is an educational specialist and provides professional training and support for teachers. The Director mentor’s teachers and introduces them to the latest pedagogies and instructional strategies. At the campus level, the Academic Director/Head Teacher is in charge of overseeing the teaching staff to make certain top-notch instruction is being delivered. Our goal is to establish quality classrooms that will provide an excellent education experience to students for generations to come.