Shu Ren International School

  • Celebrating 10 years of empowering students to become lifelong learners and internationally minded, critical thinkers Through a vibrant inquiry-based, Mandarin immersion program, students at Shu Ren International School develop a genuine love of learning. Our teachers cultivate a nurturing classroom environment that is focused on developing the whole child. Everyday our students enjoy exciting hands-on projects that build confidence in their capabilities, ignites their passions, and connects their learning to the real world.
  • Parents of our students witness their children develop both Mandarin and English language proficiency while immersed in a highly engaging, inquiry-driven curriculum. They see their children actively seek knowledge as they equip themselves with the abilities needed to become caring, responsible, and contributing global citizens.
  • Shu Ren International School is proud to be one of only four schools in the United States to offer the unique combination of Mandarin Immersion and the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Come see for yourself how Shu Ren is preparing children with the heart and mind to thrive in an evolving global society.

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
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students97 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeShu Ren International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,480
Tuition NotesDifferent tuition for Pre-K vs. K-5
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Admissions DirectorMaria English
Admissions AssociateJie Moore

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Culture, Math Club, Printmaking and Beyond

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginning Strings, Chinese Brush Paint, Paper Art, Percussion Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Judo, Socce

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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