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Why Shu Ren?
As William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filing of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
Located right in the hub of Berkeley, near San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, Shu Ren’s teachers know first hand the power of technology, education, and inquiry based learning. We believe that empowering our children with real world problem-solving skills will enrich their lives and help them acquire a global perspective and a sense of competence that will follow them long into adulthood.
They are a Mandarin-immersion, official International Baccalaureate (IB) school and extremely committed to inquiry-based learning. It is very child-centered and kids are continually challenged to work at the level most appropriate for them.Happy Parent
…AND did I mention he speaks Chinese now? Yes. That’s right, he’s been there two years and he writes and speaks Chinese. Mandarin Immersion has been a real gift for him.Shu Ren Parent
Our two-way Chinese immersion program begins with 100% Mandarin Chinese Instruction to preschool students. During the primary years, a time of incredible brain plasticity and absorption, students are taught in both English and Chinese. As they progress through elementary school and middle school, subjects are taught in various ratios of English/Chinese.
Considering the rapid development of China’s economy and the continuous flattening of the world when it comes to communication, a deep understanding of Chinese and English will be a major asset for any global citizen.
Many Schools, whether in California or the greater United States, emphasize teacher-directed learning: these methodologies can be heavily focused on passing tests or memorizing facts. At Shu Ren, we apply Mandarin immersion from our bilingual preschool throughout, and we follow the International Baccalaureate (IB World School) style of instruction that prioritizes group collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
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Shu Ren International School is an authorized PYP school and is a candidate for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), which is designed to prepare students for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career-related Programme (CP). Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.