Maple Bear Canadian School opens its first franchise in Sibiu, starting with the school year 2019-2020. Canadian educational methodology will be implemented at pre-school level within the FRAM Kindergarten.
“We saw a growing interest in Transylvania for the adoption of the Maple Bear concept and we received many requests for partnership. We will begin implementing our educational system with 45 children from the FRAM Kindergarten in Sibiu. Our first franchise partner shares the same values and passion in terms of education and investment in the future of the children. We are confident that the adoption of our bilingual program will be smooth and well supported, given the learning environment we have encountered there, already introducing English in the daily life of the children and using great teaching strategies “, says Yann Bidan, General Manager of Maple Bear Central and Eastern Europe.
The transition to the new learning methodology will be supported by the Maple Bear native Canadian academic team through training and coaching programs for the teaching staff, that will take place in August 2019 in Sibiu and will continue in September and October. Afterward, throughout the year, the team in Sibiu will be supported by a Maple Bear Virtual Academic Director, based in Canada, who will facilitate the transfer of Canadian methodology and by a Maple Bear CEE Director for Academic Coordination based in Romania.
Maple Bear will not only support the Academic development. The Operations, Communication and the HR teams of the kindergarten will also be supported. This is why Maple Bear Sibiu is already looking to open an elementary school in Sibiu in 2020.
In Romania, Maple Bear aims to open 10 Education Centers for preschool and primary with the possibility to grow to gymnasium and high school.
Recently, Maple Bear has grown globally to 400 schools and over 40,000 students in 17 countries. Just after the school in Sibiu, Maple Bear is going to open a kindergarten and an elementary school in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2020.