Moon Festival 中秋节 is one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays, the roundness of the moon symbolizes family and union. On this day, family and friends would enjoy reunion dinners, share moon cakes, and children would light their lanterns under the bright moon.
This year Shu Ren brought the celebration virtually to the weekly elementary assembly. Our Assistant Head of School - Que Yi and music teacher - Ben kicked off the celebration with a sing-a-long about the beautiful round moon. ... Read More
A new school year has finally begun! It was music to our ears hearing the kids' pitter patter little steps and laughter in the hallways!
We are grateful to be able to hold in-person learning for Essential Workers and Pre-K students!
We are proud of our teachers and staff successfully navigating through various learning scenarios!
We are appreciative of our Shu Ren families and communities' patience and support!
Cheers to a wonderful 2020-2021 school year!
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Congratulations to our 5th and 6th grade graduates! These amazing students have successfully completed the Primary Years Programme ending with Exhibition--a deep-dive into a cause which they are passionate about. Graduation was a special celebration with each student sharing a bilingual speech of their fondest moments at Shu Ren. A common theme throughout all the student speeches as the memories of how fun learning is at Shu Ren highlighting the close friendships, dedicated teachers and... Read More
Congratulations to our Grade 5 and 6 students who successfully hosted the first Virtual PYP Exhibition at Shu Ren. All of our students rose to the occasion under the tremendous circumstances of distance learning. This year’s theme was Sharing the Planet and Grade 5 and 6 students each chose a topic which they felt they wanted to dive deeper into for their inquiry. Students then engaged in a 5 week independent inquiry process ending in Exhibition where they presented their... Read More
On Monday May 4, Grade5/6 students were invited to the Virtual PYP Exhibition hosted by the International School of the Peninsula. It was the first time we've seen a virtual PYP Exhibition ever! The presentation topics vary from Girl's Education, Climate Change, Carbon Footprint, Factory Animals to Electronic Devices and Human Health. The ISTP students showed great passion on their topics and have all created an action plan to either bring more awareness to the issue, or... Read More
Have you ever seen a purple lime? As a provocation to their Unit of Inquiry "Environment and Biology Shape our Identity," Grade 3/4 invited Dr. James Thomson, Research Geneticist at the Crop Improvement and Genetic Research Unit at the United States Department of Agriculture to talk about genetic technologies in our food plants. Dr. Thomson and his team successfully developed the Lilac lime, a normal looking green lime on the outside, with an attractive bright purple flesh on the... Read More
Students in grade 3/4 have been inquiring into types of governments and how citizens can impact the decision making of different forms of governments. After researching different forms of governments and making connections to different topical events occurring around the world such as the impeachment trials and Hong Kong protests, students explored the ways in which they, as citizens of a local government, could have their perspectives heard and make a positive impact on their communities... Read More
In Grade 5/6, students created an inspirational video for the people of Wuhan, China, whose lives have been severely affected by the coronavirus. Students showed great empathy making this video by encouraging and supporting people in China. To connect this project with their current unit of inquiry on social media and digital citizenship, the class also used this opportunity to ‘experiment’ the power of social media, posting the video on Weibo, Youtube and Wechat. Students were very excited... Read More
We are pleased to announce that Shu Ren has received the full 6-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The 6-year WASC accreditation status demonstrates our school’s capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement. It assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that we have met high standards of quality and effectiveness. The accreditation status was... Read More
Shu Ren International School is an IB World School in Berkeley, CA. We offer an immersion education in Mandarin and English. We are an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).