Imagine a Teaching Career in the Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
Welcome to Maple Leaf International School
“Committed to enabling our students to reach their potential and to
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William Hargreaves, MLIS Principal
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Teachers choose to come to Maple Leaf International School for professional
and personal growth, international experience and to live and work in a
Maple Leaf International School opened on September 5, 1994, offering
co-educational, private, Canadian education in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The
curriculum follows the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines and offers
entrance courses for university and college. The school is inspected by a
Supervisory Officer from Ontario to ensure compliance with the Ministry
policies and procedures for overseas schools.
Education at Maple Leaf is child-centered and individualized with small
classes and strong student-teacher interaction. Students are encouraged to take
an active and responsible role in the learning process and participate
actively in all aspects of their education. Graduates are accepted for
tertiary education in Canada, Australia, Great Britain, the United States and
in the Caribbean.
Maple Leaf student population is composed of approximately 80% local
residents, with the remainder of our students originating from Canada and
around the globe. This diversity in the cultural, racial and ethnic
backgrounds of our students is one of the attributes of the school, as well as
Trinidad itself. Maple Leaf families value education and have opted to attend
Maple Leaf International School as they understand and trust the quality of
the Ontario Educational System.
- 350 students
- Elementary and Secondary
- From 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
- September 1st to June 30th
- 3 weeks off at Christmas
- 3 days off over Carnival
- 2 weeks off at Easter
- Several other religious and civic holidays
- Modern Campus with AC
MLIS is situated in Petit Valley, Diego Martin,
a western suburb of Port of Spain. The school is located in a
residential area with nearby shops, indoor malls, recreational
facilities, marinas and parks.
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Presently Maple Leaf International School has a staff of 45 people. Its
teaching faculty is composed of 19 secondary teachers and 14 elementary
teachers. As we are an inspected Ontario based school, 80% of our secondary
teaching staff is required to be certified by Ontario College of Teachers.
Our elementary school also provides an Ontario educational experience for our
students. As with the secondary division of our school, many of our elementary
teachers are also certified through the Ontario College of Teachers.
Professional Development for all of our faculty members is a primary objective
at the school. Training is continuous and ongoing so that the school can
provide an authentic Ontario Learning experience in Trinidad.
In order to support our learning objectives, Maple Leaf has an array of
committed support staff. The Principal, Vice-Principal, Coordinator of
Academic Services & Admissions and Co-ordinator of Student Success comprise
the administrative team.They are ably supported in realizing the school’s
vision and mission by our educational assistants, office and support staff.