Shu Ren International School

1333 University Ave and 2125 Jefferson Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702-0510
Tel: (510)423-0278
Grades: PK-8 | 105 students
Shu Ren International School believes that every day of learning is vitally important to the development of each of our students.
It is not enough that our students are learning, or that they are having fun, but rather we must provide them an opportunity for a truly outstanding education.
Our mission is to empower students with the tools and skills to become effective global citizens through an established inquiry based learning philosophy and a proven mandarin/english dual language immersion model.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 2008

Student Body

Total Students 105 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Shu Ren International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,800
Admissions Director Melissa Morgenstern


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Beginning Strings, Book Club, Chinese Brush Paint, Chinese Culture, Judo, Math Club, Math Club, Paper Art, Percussion Ensemble, Printmaking and Beyond, Soccer Book Club, Judo, Math Club, Math Club, Paper Art, Soccer, Beginning Strings,
Chinese Brush Paint,
Chinese Culture,
Percussion Ensemble,
Printmaking and Beyond,

School Notes

  • At Shu Ren International School, we are committed to empowering students to become internationally-minded critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
  • Our curriculum emphasizes inquiry based learning through interactive projects, creative activities, and field trips that link academic lessons to practical life and skills.  
  • The IB curriculum in combination with an immersive Mandarin language environment (Available for Ages PreK-5/PYP level) allows children to enjoy learning while reaching their full potentialFamilies at Shu Ren International School enjoy a close knit, inter-connected community, international exchange opportunities (at the MYP level, No Mandarin Required for Enrollment), and a loving, diverse internationally educated staff and faculty that is dedicated to providing the best education and opportunities for your family.
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