Our Pre-K children explored traditional Lunar New Year celebrations through a variety of learning activities! They inquired into how to celebrate the Lunar New Year by listening to the traditional Chinese New Year storybooks《斗年兽》,《过年啦》,《团圆》. The children were engaged in learning what people do to prepare for the Lunar New Year, such as cleaning the house, putting up red paper, and receiving red envelopes. The Pre-K3 children used their knowledge of shapes and colors to decorate the background... Read More
This year Shu Ren student journalists are taking the Zine to the next level! Led by student editor-in- chief, Maxxy Frey, Grade 6, the students published their first issue in January. Jam-packed with articles, activities, and information to get you thinking about the world, the Zine was a real page-turner!
We aspired for a more professional look to our Zine this school year, so the grade 3-6 journalist learned how to use Lucidpress technology. Yes! Tech used by adults to create professional... Read More
The Shu Ren Student Council’s joined forces with school leadership to raise awareness and funds for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. In this video message, they introduce a chance to win a big bucket of slime...that may or may not be dumped on a Shu Ren staff member as the grand prize! You can check out their video here.
Drum roll, please!” These were the last words spoken by anyone before the election results were revealed. After half a month of heated campaign competitions, the results were finally in! The air around the Zoom call that day was as quiet as a serene park as the candidates for the Shu Ren student council president waited. And waited. After the drum roll, the sound, “Maxxy!” came. The crowd's applause grew louder and louder as some people cried, and others rejoiced, almost crying in joy.
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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... 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
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).