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Middle School Handbook


At Concordia, we view every student as a gift from God, entrusted to us by parents, and are committed in stewardship to educate students holistically in a nurturing environment that includes comprehensive and challenging opportunities in academics, creative arts, spirituality, athletics, co-curricular activities, and service.


Failure to read this handbook does not excuse students from the rules, expectations and procedures contained in it. Personal factors, illness or contradictory advice from any source is not an acceptable reason for seeking exemption from the contents of this handbook.


Welcome to Concordia’s Middle School!

Dear Parents,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Middle School at Concordia Shanghai. Whether you’re brand new or have called Concordia home for years, we are excited you’ll be a part of our community.

At Concordia, we believe that the middle school years are a critical time for students as they transition into adolescents and gain a stronger sense of their identity. To support this transition, we strive to create a middle school community that fosters the growth of both the academic potential and social emotional well being of all our students. We do this, in part,  through creating environments where learning is personalized and differentiated to meet the unique needs of each child, where classroom experiences are interdisciplinary, and students are known by their teachers and classmates in smaller communities.

In the following pages you’ll see the many ways we’ve worked to build a middle school community that supports the unique needs of middle school learners while also fulfilling the commitments and aspirations of the Concordia Mission and Vision.

On behalf of the middle school faculty and staff, welcome to a new school year. We are so excited to have the opportunity to work closely with your child and family this year.


Dr. Andy Aldrich
Middle School Principal