Each spring, Concordia International School Shanghai hosts the Concordia World University Fair (CWUF), an event that gives high school students in Shanghai access to college reps and alumni from top universities around the globe. This year, in addition to the annual spring fair, the school will host a fall fair aimed at helping upper high school students further explore potential schools ahead of some of the early application deadlines.
The first priority we K-12 teachers have is to establish a positive relationship with all of our students. Our challenge is to prepare our students for a life of learning, growth, and collaboration in both formal and informal settings.To accomplish this task, we teach content and skills, model behaviors, and employ instructional strategies and tools that maximize the teaching/learning process and foster the teacher-student relationship.
An old African proverb states that “it takes a village to raise a child.” It has also been argued in more recent times that “it takes a family to raise a child.” But in the school environment, where we focus on education, what does it take? In reflecting on my experiences at Concordia, I believe the answer is clear— it takes a community to educate a child...
The 2019/2020 school year is off to a great start at Concordia International School Shanghai. We are extremely happy to have our returning families back with us this year, and we are excited to welcome many new faces to our school community...
For most kids, the idea of summer is fun and exhilarating. It's a time to be outdoors, take family vacations and participate in other fun activities. However, over the long summer holiday there is a chance for kids to regress from “summer learning loss.” In this article Concordia ES counselor Ben Fishman shares tips on how to keep kids learning all summer long...
Concordia International School Shanghai has been granted the Excellent Organization Award in the 10th Annual Pudong New Area International Student Writing Competition Award Ceremony.
Recently, students in Concordia’s Social Entrepreneurship class participated in a lively discussion about cleaning products. To the casual observer, teenagers discussing home care products might seem unusual, but for this particular group, the discussion was a necessary part of their design thinking process, a tool they use to solve complicated problems.
Everyday experiences provide children with opportunities to develop understandings of their world, relationships with others, and confidence within themselves as contributing members of a community. Your perspective on how you view your child, his potential, and his thinking greatly impacts your child’s ability to learn from the experiences you provide.
Last Friday, the elementary school welcomed in some new teachers, assistant principal, and principal for the day. These teachers were professional, well prepared and took their responsibilities very seriously. It was a day filled with new experiences, some challenges and plenty of learning.
EC Art Specialist Stephanie Barenz-Wiegman discusses how the early childhood and high school art departments used zines to generate to a cross-divisional artistic collaboration and the "branches" that sprouted as a result of this creative exchange.