On March 30th, 2018 our Kindergarten class of 2018 presented an astounding array of artwork inspired by international renowned artists and well known fine art techniques. Each child was so excited to give a tour to their families, teachers, and friends and show how they were able to create works of art that not only expressed their individual creativity but also their ability to understand complex concepts and styles within the realm of fine art. The art show was part of their unit of inquiry... Read More
On April 18th, Shu Ren Math Club members Ariana, Kali, Jamie, Maxxy, and Alia competed with over 33,000 students from 772 schools in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.
The following Shu Ren students are our team winners!
NATIONAL HONOR ROLL (the top 10% of students):
The following students received NATIONAL HONOR ROLL.
Ariana (Grade 5) ... Read More
Shu Ren International School conducted it’s 2nd Annual Intercultural Fair on April 28, 2018. The fair was a unifying experience for both current families and members of the community, as we celebrated our culture and diversity.
There were many performances, interactive games, and cultural villages for everyone to enjoy. The cultural villages included: the U.K., Netherlands, Canada, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Columbia, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, and Switzerland. Historical information... Read More
On May 8th, 2018 grateful families prepared breakfast and lunch as part of our Teacher Appreciation Day. The lobbies at both campuses were overflowing with delicious food and drink!
The faculty and staff at Shu Ren would like to thank all our wonderful parents and students for the time and effort they spent preparing this amazing spread. The show of appreciation was tremendous and we feel privileged to have such a strong and supportive parent community.
Thank you for helping to celebrate... Read More
The IB Encourages the Soft Skills that Businesses Value
Empathy, communication, teamwork and more are coupled with the critical learner profiles of the IB to create a unique opportunity for students to succeed over the entirety of their academic and professional careers. As students continue to learn about the world around them, they also start to find their own unique position in a globally interconnected society which will allow them to enjoy lifelong challenges and successes.
Diversity... Read More
Every year, the Confucius Institute at SF State and San Francisco Unified School District organize the Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest for K-12 Students. This year the contest was held at Marina Middle School on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018.
We congratulate the following Shu Ren winners!
First Place Winner in Mandarin Poem Recital, Kindergarten Native (Speaker）
Grade 1: Sean
Third Place Winner in Drawing/Painting Contest
We are all very proud of their... Read More
As a school, providing high quality education that addresses the need of the future world is always the first priority of Shu Ren. Nowadays, electronic devices are the main media of communication in our daily life. We “type” more than we “write”. As a result, the proficiency of pinyin is becoming more and more critical to Chinese learners, as it no longer just helps with learning new vocabulary, but also is a means of writing. In response to this trend, we have made some changes to our... Read More
April is School Library Month! At Shu Ren, we want to celebrate and highlight the connection between the school library and students, teachers, our community, and the world at large. We are planning a few activities throughout the month, including a family reading hour, book “tasting” for teachers, poetry readings (because it’s also National Poetry Month!), Little Free Library unveiling and design contest, and a Scholastic Book Fair. To connect our preschool campus to the school library, we... Read More
As part of our commitment to action, we have partnered with CAWS (California Association of IB World Schools) and We Help Two to assist communities still suffering from the devastating effects of the wildfires and mudslides. Through this program not only will we raise funds by selling socks but also impact our local community through the "warm sock" donation program by sharing sock donations with shelters in our community. Funds raised from this campaign will go to either:
Sonoma County... Read More
Our Grade 1 students are fully immersed in an inquiry into why The properties of materials influence how they are used. Throughout this unit of inquiry students explored how materials are used, how materials connect to different uses, and the types of materials and their properties. The students’ discoveries will lead them to a deeper understanding of the interactions between the natural world and human societies.
Before the holiday we caught the students exploring how different materials... Read More
Shu Ren International School is a progressive, independent school in Berkeley, CA with two campuses for students in Pre-K through 5th grade. 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).