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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
G4/5 On Music, Drawings & Creativity

G4/5 On Music, Drawings & Creativity

Students in Grade 4/5  started their Creative Expressions Unit of Inquiry with a field trip to the San Francisco Symphony. There, they watched an open rehearsal of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22. With their teacher’s guidance, students transferred the information from the music to the visual art which appeared in their mind when they listening to the piece. Then the students took turns to explain what the music meant to them and how they expressed by their...
Will It Grow?

Will It Grow?

Our kindergarten class had such a great time explaining their plant growing experiments in Mandarin and English to their own and their friends’ families. I hypothesize that these plants got a lot of love and care from our...
Elkhorn Slough Safari

Elkhorn Slough Safari

For their “Extinction” unit of inquiry, Grade 2 recently took a special trip to visit the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, CA.  Students took a 1.5 hour boat tour of the slough and learned about this special body of water, which is a habitat for many animal species, including the endangered sea otter.  It was a wonderful opportunity to see an ecosystem in action, and the guides were very knowledgeable about how the food chains and webs maintain their...
Chinese Book Fair

Chinese Book Fair

Our wonderful PTO partnered with Chinese Books for Children of Los Altos Hills, CA and setup book fairs at both K-8 and Pre-K campuses, where parents browsed through the offerings and donated many books to our classrooms and the library. Thank you, Shu Ren...
Library Is Open!

Library Is Open!

The Shu Ren International School Library on K-8 campus has recently been renovated, and now the library website is officially live! Check it out at shurenlibrary.weebly.com. You will find useful information such as our loan policy, class visiting schedule, librarian blog, as well as our online catalog. Happy...
Visiting Friends of Nature (自然之友) – MYP Class in Beijing

Visiting Friends of Nature (自然之友) – MYP Class in Beijing

We visited a Environmental NGO (Friends of Nature 自然之友) and talked to two individuals there who have been involved with their work for many years. We also went to one of the largest private recycling center in the suburb of Beijing. Many kinds of recycled materials are received and sorted there: Paper, cardboard, plastic, metals etc…    ...
Trailing the Great Wall – MYP Class in Beijing

Trailing the Great Wall – MYP Class in Beijing

Today we hiked up (or down) the Great Wall at Mutianyu (慕田峪). Weather was beautiful! We rode the cable car up to the peak, walked the stoney steps partway, then rode the slide the rest of the way. The students had a blast!...
MYP Class visits Beijing, China

MYP Class visits Beijing, China

The MYP2 class is in Beijing, China this month. Students will get to experience the city, and learn about its history and people. The learning focus for this field trip is waste, recycling, and the environment connecting US and China.  Students will have an opportunity to learn more about waste in the US being shipped to China, how the waste is processed in China, and how it affects Chinese environments and ecosystems. This field trip will also serve as an inspiration for students’ Community Project in MYP3 next year....
1st Annual International Day

1st Annual International Day

On Saturday April 1, Shu Ren families, friends and alumni were invited to recognize, celebrate and share the many nationalities and cultures that enrich our community.  Families strolled through Japan, to The Netherlands, to South Africa and more — no passport required!  Shu Ren teachers, parents, and students created exhibits and activities representing a dozen countries from all corners of the world. Some booths had special treats for sale, with proceeds going to next year’s International Day fund....