Concordia Chronicle

Concordia Shanghai Newsroom

Road to College: Connecting Communities, Changing the World

For this week’s Road to College, we meet a student who has a passion for connecting with others to bring about positive change in the world, and her best-fit college choice reflects this spirit of connection and community building. Read More

ES Student Helps Others Solve Problems

No matter how much we may wish to avoid them, small problems inevitably arise. And when they do, we have to decide how to address them in an appropriate manner. Read More

Road to College: Driven by Passion(s)

One aspect of choosing a best-fit college is to find a school that lets students merge their educational goals with their passions. But what does this look like for a student with a diverse list of passions and interests? Read More

MS Design Thinking: An Exercise in Empathy

Each year we go in search of authentic experiences for our grade seven students in Maker Design, an elective course where STEM concepts and design thinking combine to equip students in their journey of development into skilled, independent, empathetic, and action-oriented change makers. Read More

Supporting English Language Development in Elementary School

There are many rewards and opportunities for those who set out on the journey of learning a new language. It offers the opportunity to improve memory, strengthen problem-solving skills, build connections, and navigate cultural barriers. However, learning a new language takes hard work, courage, persistence, and patience. Read More

Road to College: Diving Deep into Marine Science

College acceptances for the class of 2021 are still steadily rolling in, so we thought it would be nice to hear from some of our seniors about their current acceptances and what they plan to study when they finally get to their best-fit schools.  Read More

Academic Success Through Mental and Emotional Resilience

At Concordia, we believe that balance is integral to academic and general life success. From a mental wellness perspective, our school counselors and teachers work hard to build resilience in our students so that they have confidence in their ability to adapt to changes, persevere in the face of challenges, and learn new skills. Read More

Stretching Discussions When Children Play

When is it appropriate for adults to insert themselves in play? Isn’t play time an opportunity for children to explore their own curiosities and inquiries? These are two of the most frequent and important questions I hear from teachers and parents alike at Concordia Shanghai. Read More

Kindergarten Guidance Program Teaches Students Social-emotional Skills

Being a successful learner goes beyond academics. Successful individuals have strong emotional, social, and executive functioning skills that contribute to their academic, career, and general life success. Read More

Students Use Creative Learning to Make Positive Change

It is within the classroom that creative learning and its ally, the skill of creativity, are blended together to provide learning experiences designed to address the needs of students to become transformational change agents within the context of their world.  Read More

Planting Seeds of Gratitude, Helping Them Grow

Each autumn, cultures across the globe set aside time to show gratitude for our many blessings. In October, China celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival, while South Korea celebrates Chuseok, and in November the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving. Read More

How to Make the Most of a Virtual College Tour

College visits allow students to gain perspective on the type of environment that would best suit their academic and personal interests. However, with many countries still reeling from the COVID pandemic, in-person school tours have become difficult, if not impossible.  Read More