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First California Mandarin immersion school gains IB status

January 23, 2014

First Mandarin immersion school in California to be named official IB
World School

Berkeley/Kensington– The International Baccalaureate (IB) has
authorized Shu Ren International School to offer the IB Primary Years
Programme (PYP), an internationally-recognized academic framework for
Pre-K and elementary level students. With this authorization, Shu Ren
becomes the first Mandarin immersion IB World School in California –
and one of only very few such schools in the U.S.. Shu Ren would like
to thank all the teachers, administrators, students and parents who
have worked hard over the past five years to help the school reach
this milestone.

Shu Ren joins more than 3600 other IB World Schools in 146 countries
to offer a coherent, broad-based international curriculum in which
students develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare them to
live, work and lead in a constantly changing world.

About Shu Ren

Shu Ren International School was founded in 2008 in Berkeley, CA and
offers a Mandarin-English dual immersion curriculum for Pre-K through
8th grade (currently through 5th grade). In Fall 2013, we opened a
second campus for our elementary classes in Kensington, CA. Shu Ren
was founded by Jie Moore, Ph.D., on the belief that children should be
equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values to be engaged global
citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.  For more
information about Shu Ren:

About IB

The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational
foundation. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring,
knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and
more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB Primary Years Programme focuses on the development of the whole
child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance,
explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas,
with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning. For more
information about the IB:

Contacts: Ms. Jie Moore, Founder and President

Tel: 510-981-0320 / email:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2015 12:21 pm

    Are there any other IB Middle Years Programme Mandarin Immersion Schools? If so, we’d love to partner on IB MYP curriculum and programming ideas. Pacific Beach Middle School, San Diego, California

  2. Elizabeth Weise permalink*
    September 17, 2015 12:24 pm

    Washington Yu Ying in DC.

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