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CitySan Francisco Bay Area
Languages of instructionEnglish and Chinese
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Chinese
Native English and Chinese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Chinese)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: $25,350
to: $27,450
This school has more than one campus in San Francisco Bay Area:
Berkeley Campus: Ages 2 to 11

Address: 2125 Jefferson Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703, USA

San Jose Campus: Ages 2 to 5

Address: 540 Sands Dr, Building B, San Jose, CA 95125, USA

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

183 Local; 2 International Students

Native English and Chinese speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese

Yes, in homework club after school and One on One teacher support during the school day.

Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class

24 Preschool and Pre-K
22 Kindergarten
22 Elementary (1-5)

Average number of students per class

18 Preschool and Pre-K
15 Kindergarten
18 Elementary (1-5)

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom


Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Not Applicable

External examinations or assessments available

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)
Mandarin Standards-Based Measure of Proficiency (STAMP)

Results in these examinations

Please visit our website for current student academic results: https://shurenschool.com/academic-outcomes/

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, grades K-5, receive weekly homework packets.

Approximate hours of homework given

Varies by grade level. Approximately 30 minutes per day. Homework Club is available for students.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of Shu Ren students go on to attend Middle School.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

At Shu Ren International School, our teachers are well-trained to recognize when their students may need additional assistance in school. We will work with parents and third party agencies to conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an individualized learning plan for the student.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

As an IB International School with a small teacher to student ratio is, we provide different shades of learning with a focus on advanced curriculum.

Student access to education psychologist

Our teachers are well-trained to recognize when their students need additional support and will partner with parents and work with third party agencies to support.

Entry evaluation for students

Shu Ren International School Application and Enrollment process includes the following:

Online Application Form: A $100 non-refundable application fee is required.
Two years of previous academic records (as applicable).
Teacher Recommendation (for K-5 applicants only).
Head of School Meeting
Student in Classroom Observation
Families interested in details about financial aid, please visit our Financial Aid Page. The Financial Aid application must be submitted at the same time as the Admissions Application.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

After the student application and supporting documents are received, a parent interview and student "meet and greet" is scheduled with the Shu Ren leadership team. The purpose of this time is to communicate Shu Ren's values and framework of learning to ensure that it aligns with the family's educational goals and values.

For the student "meet and greet," our leadership team would like to meet each child and engage them in conversation or a small activity.

Waiting list

Yes. Enrollment is based on the completion of the admissions process.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling admission basis.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, based on space available in the grade or program.

School start time


School finish time

Kindergarten: 15:00
Elementary school: 16:00 (includes optional homework club)

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

Lunch service is optional and available to order online through our official lunch service provider.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Paper art, creative movement, yoga, soccer, science, chess, homework club, art impact, mathletes, kidtrepreneurs

Sports activities included

Physical Education program is an integral part of the curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

A beautifully appointed Library with both Mandarin and English age appropriate books for students. Performing arts, including music lessons.

Sports facilities at the school

Two play grounds for children aged 2-5 and aged 5-12 respectively, soccer pitch, and natural play area.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Shu Ren International School is a Mandarin immersion, International Baccalaureate PYP school, with locations in Berkeley and San Jose, CA.

Teaching approach of the school

Students are guided by teachers to actively discover their strengths, explore new concepts, develop strong practical and academic skills, and experience their lessons within and outside of the traditional classroom environment. Shu Ren's highly experienced teachers bring a wealth of knowledge, passion, traditions, and practices that inspire children to take part in their own learning. Students are not just high academic achievers, they are active participants in a complex and rich world of international culture and communication; they do not simply copy words, sentences, or memorize passages from books; they ask important questions, perform research, and present their findings in Chinese and English. Finally, a Shu Ren International Student is treasured for who they are and is nurtured by teachers who work to help students reach their full potential as a student, an individual, and a citizen of the world.

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