Shu Ren International School

1333 University Ave and 2125 Jefferson Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: (510)423-0278
  • As the premier provider of Mandarin Language and International Bacalaurreate (IB) curriculum for the East Bay, Shu Ren International School believes success tomorrow rests upon mastering multilingual communication today. Every day we create an inspirational language learning environment for families who believe in the importance of multiculturalism, because the world needs more individuals who can thrive in a global community.
  • 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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2008

Student Body

Total Students107 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeShu Ren International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 19 / rolling
Admissions DirectorMelissa Morgenstern

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Beginning Strings, Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Brush Paint, Chinese Culture, Judo, Math Club, Paper Art, Percussion Ensemble, Printmaking and Beyond, Soccer Book Club, Chess Club, Judo, 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.
  • We are living and growing in a unique era where what we have taken for granted for ages is being continuously questioned and challenged.  The founders of Shu Ren saw these challenges and uncertainties as an opportunity to create an inclusive and extensive Mandarin Language education system right in the thriving heart of the East Bay.  We chose to combine the richness of Chinese language and culture with the globally minded, high quality curriculum of the International Baccalaureate (IB).  With these two powerful tools, we provide children with the ability, desire, and confidence to participate in an ever evolving society where they will be asked to be tomorrow's visionaries, leaders, and  entrepreneurs.
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