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A strategic partnership to reshape education

At the International Canadian Academy, our mission is to develop a model of school that enables learners to foster the lifelong competencies they need to thrive in their life.

Our franchising model is based on the most effective Canadian and International practices. We provide our franchisees with all the materials, support and professional learning they need to operate transformative institutions.

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Andre Nudelman, chairman of ICA

With decades of global experience in paving the way for quality education programs, Andre Nudelman, chairman of ICA and Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford Graduate School of Education, is the former co-owner and President of Maple Bear Schools Latin America, with headquarters in Canada and over 500 schools worldwide. 

Andre is also the chairman of Digital Media Academy, an EduTech company founded at Stanford in 1999. His extensive range of activities also includes Interactive Health International, a simulation online system for medical education; and TeacherWit, a global platform for teachers to share experiences and improve their practices.

The International Canadian Academy is the result of this successful experience, combined with a forward-thinking vision to reshape education.

From their Vancouver Headquarters,  the ICA team is building trustful and constructive collaborations with ICA partners, experts, schools and educators to lead the worldwide shift in Education that all learners need. Before developing ICA with Andre Nudelman, Stéphane had a rich experience in the field of education as he worked with teachers and students from Kindergarten to University.

This experience covers four continents, including Africa, where he conducted research for which he obtained a Ph.D. He then lectured at two universities in France until he moved to China where he started a new career as an international school educator. Stéphane has also participated in the creation of the UNODC Education for Justice programme in Vienna and made some presentations at Education Conferences in Europe. 

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Dr. Stéphane Vermeulin, Executive Manager

Digital Media Academy


International Comprehensiveでは、教育が世界をより良い場所にするのに役立つと信じています。世界中の学生と教育者が人生のあらゆる面で成功するための準備をするということは、生涯にわたる能力の開発に向けて学校の焦点をシフトする必要があることを意味します。


International Comprehensiveは、日々の行動、思考、行動を真に導くコアバリューを共有する情熱的な個人の国際チームです。私たちは文字通り、信憑性、好奇心、創造性、信頼、誠実さ、思いやり、革新、リーダーシップ、多様性、公平性、成長というコアバリューを組織の基盤として生きています。



ICA Elementary and Secondary Programs include 30+ DMA courses that can be done in class by any teacher in a fun and engaging way. It offers a unique opportunity to acquire innovative skills and improve English proficiency at the same time.
All ICA schools automatically receive the Digital Media Academy Certification.

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As a brand new, yet experienced education company, ICA offers a unique education model, based on the International Comprehensive (IC) framework.  IC's competency-driven learning framework focuses on the lifelong growth of every learner to pursue their aspiration accomplished through an inquiry-based approach.

All ICA schools are authorized by IC to use the IC framework, pedagogy resources and they can benefit from a rich catalogue of professional learning courses and workshops to ensure the continuous improvement of ICA educators.

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Richmond School District, Canada
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ICA works  in partnership with Richmond International Education and the Richmond School District, which has 20,000 students in 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools and other educational settings. Their expertise in all academic areas, English Learning, global education and teacher training contributes to strengthen the ICA program.

Richmond experts contribute to building and enhancing ICA's curriculum and actively participate in Quality Assurance and Professional Learning for ICA Schools educators.


Professional Learning courses and workshops can be organized online, on-site and in one of Richmond’s 48 schools and learning centres.

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ICA franchising provides schools with the highest quality program, fully developed to potentialize each student, teacher and school.

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