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Middle School

Now enrolling Grade 6 for the 2019-2020 school year!

Shu Ren’s Middle School will serve students ages 11-14 or 6th grade through 8th grade. Students will learn in both Mandarin Chinese and English. (For specific details on the language of instruction, please see below). The curriculum framework for student learning is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) geared towards ages 12-16, which is an internationally-recognized curriculum used by the top independent schools in almost 150 countries around the world. The program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to support student learning by providing hands-on, engaging, and differentiated learning activities that utilize inquiry, reflection and action in every class. Students are able to integrate the understanding of two or more subject groups together to form new sets of skills and knowledge.

All Middle School students will take English, Mandarin, Spanish, Mathematics, Individuals and Societies, Design, Science, the Arts, and Physical and Health Education. We offer intensive Mandarin language courses for beginner through native speaker levels. Students who are bilingual in Mandarin-English, will study Mandarin at an advanced level while students who are non-Mandarin speakers will study Mandarin starting at a beginning level. Both groups of students will also become proficient in Spanish.


Students in the MYP will study eight subject groups:

Individuals and Societies (for advanced Mandarin speakers)

Mandarin Language and Literature (for advanced Mandarin speakers)

  • Language Acquisition (Spanish, Mandarin: for non-Mandarin speakers)
  • The Arts: Visual Arts and Music
  • Individuals and Societies (English and Mandarin-for Mandarin proficient learners)
  • Language and Literature (English and Mandarin-for Mandarin proficient learners)
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Math
  • Science
  • Design


Students at Shu Ren will become literate in both Mandarin and English. They will also become proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish at a conversational level. 

*Shu Ren International School is an authorized PYP school. 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.