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Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
info@shurenschool.org
510-841-8899
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA

Shuttle Service now available from San Francisco and Marin County

Starting in Fall 2011, Shu Ren will be able to offer shuttle service for students (in Kindergarten and up) who live in San Francisco and Marin County. This is a wonderful opportunity for families who live in these areas to have access to our unique Mandarin immersion program. The Shuttle Service will provide: ➢ Morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off in San Francisco (downtown close to the Bay Bridge) and in Marin county (close to the Richmond/San Rafael bridge) ➢ Clean&comfortable shuttle vans that can seat 11-13 people ➢ Independently-owned shuttle service with licensed, insured and courteous drivers ➢ $400/month per child (parents need to supply car seats) Please contact the school at 510-981-0320 or info@shurenschool.org for more...

Kung Fu Panda 2 and "adoption theme"

The second Kung Fu Panda movie from Dreamworks is opening this week and we’re planning to see it. We loved the first movie! My ears perked up when I saw a trailer last night…the trailer shows the Panda realizing he’s adopted (his father is a Goose) and expressing his desire to find “his real family.” Many of us with adopted children have some sensitivity to language (preferring a term like “birth parent” over “real parent”) and to how an adoption story is told. So I went to the movie’s website and publicity sites containing quotes from the movie’s voice characters (including Angelina Jolie) which mention the movie’s “adoption theme,” but not much more. If anyone knows of any details of the story and – more importantly – whether the adoption details are handled with care / grace / honesty, I’d love to know more. And if anyone sees the movie before we do, please share your...

IB students have higher college enrollment and graduation rates, study finds

A new study by the International Baccalaureate Organization looked at high college attendance, achievement and completion rates of students who complete the IB program at the high school level, and then compared the results to the U.S. national averages. The study found that: * 71% of all IB students enrolled full time at an NSC-participating postsecondary institution (2- and 4-year institution) as compared to the national average of 56%. * 68% of IB diploma candidates and 61% of IB certificate candidates enrolled full time at a 4-year institution classified as selective or more selective. * IB students’ overall 4-year graduation rate (64%) and 6-year graduation rate (81%) were higher than the national averages of 36% and 57% respectively.  A summary of the findings can be downloaded...