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A Journey from School Magazines to Magical Tales at Disney

A decade ago, Iris Chen served as an editor and writer for Concordia’s high school literary magazine, “Zeitgeist.” Today, she is the managing editor at Disney Publishing, where she contributes to stories that sprinkle magic into the lives of readers. Read More

This Concordia Sophomore is Skating Towards Excellence

As a student athlete, Concordia 10th grader, Megan W., lives a busy and full life. From hitting the books to gliding gracefully on the ice, she is not afraid of pushing boundaries to try new things, and balances her school and skating life in an inspiring way. And on the subject of inspiration, let’s have a warm round of applause for Megan as she has recently returned from the 2024 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, where she represented... Read More

AL Journalism: A Journey from Classroom to Newsroom

At Concordia, we’re proud to have a group of young wordsmiths who wield their pens for the student publication “Phoenix Post.” These young writers, members of the high school Applied Learning Journalism (AL Journalism) course, eagerly delve into current issues, showcasing their talents as they navigate the world of journalism. But what happens when high school journalism collides with the bustling reality of a real newsroom? Read More

A Budding Student Artist Driven to Auto Design

High school junior Lucas J. is fascinated by automotive design, spending countless hours at his desk perfecting his craft. As a standout student designer at Concordia, Lucas demonstrates the incredible possibilities that come from innovative use of creative talents and a willingness to take risks. Read More

Discover the Triumph of NHD China 2024 at Concordia Shanghai

This year, the National History Day China (NHD China) student competition made its triumphant return to Concordia Shanghai. A total of 425 students from 16 international schools across China converged on our campus, having crafted distinctive reflections of history through research papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and stage performances. Read More

Concordia Shanghai Secures Second Spot in National Innovation Rankings

Exciting news! We’re thrilled to share that Concordia International School Shanghai has been ranked No. 2 in the China International School Innovative Competitiveness Top 50 in the category of schools for children of foreign personnel. We’ve also secured the top spot in the Shanghai region, according to the China International School Innovative Competitiveness Top 100 list released by KingLead Research on Feb. 29, 2024. Read More

A Concordia Graduate's Rise in the World of Finance

In the bustling world of Wall Street, Oliver Tu, a Concordia alumnus from Class of ’17, has found his stride as an investment banking associate at Morgan Stanley. Despite the daily long hours of catering to miscellaneous client requests and executing live transactions, Oliver remains buoyant, relishing the perpetual learning curve his job offers. As he says, “There’s always more to learn.” Read More

High School Duo Recognized for Trailblazing Scientific Research

Our students are writing the script of what it means to be high school innovators. The dynamic duo, Cathy T. and William Q. (class of '25), are flexing their scientific muscles on global stages. They just clinched a silver medal at the Korea Science & Engineering Fair (KSEF) out of 134 teams participating from around the world! Read More

Concordia Mathematicians Explore the Beauty of Math

Math class at Concordia isn't just about equations and calculators. It's where art meets algebra, and creativity collides with calculus! In the Integrated Mathematics I course, a staple for all 9th graders, Mr. Matthew Wolodzko is leading a math revolution. Here, students aren't just number crunchers; they're artists in the making. Read More

Remarkable Early College Admission Results for 2024

Congratulations to our Class of 2024 for achieving great admission results from universities in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, HK (China), and beyond. Their hard work has earned them acceptance letters from some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Our students’ college achievements are among the highest of international schools in Shanghai, a testament to their dedication and Concordia’s commitment to excellence. Read More

Concordia Alumna Charts Successful Path from Concordia to Apple

Meet Ziyue Qian, a Concordia Class of ’18 alumna excelling in the tech world as a software engineer at Apple. Her journey from Concordia Shanghai to Wellesley College, and now thriving in the vibrant tech scene of San Francisco, is nothing short of inspiring. Read More

CISSMUN XIII: Student Leaders Embrace 'The Age of Acceleration'

Concordia’s global spirit soared high this past weekend as we rolled out the welcome mat for schools across Asia attending the 13th Concordia International School Shanghai Model United Nations (CISSMUN) conference. With nearly 700 enthusiastic participants from 38 schools, this three-day venture wasn't just an event – it was a platform for understanding global challenges, honing public speaking skills, and mastering the delicate art of... Read More

AL Business and Finance Students Present to BBDO and Mars Executives

This year’s marketing challenge in collaboration with BBDO and Mars provided a transformative learning experience for our students in the AL Business & Finance course. Observing their journey through this real-world project, particularly for a prestigious brand like Mars, was incredibly rewarding. Read More

Empowering 'Left-Behind' Children through Service with Shining Star

Last November, students from Concordia International School Shanghai embarked on a service trip to a village near Guangzhou, connected to Shining Star charity. Shining Star dedicates its efforts to supporting "left-behind" children - young individuals whose parents often work in distant cities, leaving them in the care of relatives or friends. Shining Star provides children with emotional support and financial assistance, including scholarships,... Read More

Graduates Share Sage Advice with Seniors at Annual Alumni Panel

Concordia International School Shanghai recently celebrated the return of its alumni, who came to impart valuable insights from their college journeys. With eleven graduates joining in person and two connecting online, they shared a wealth of experiences, ranging from their early days as college freshmen to navigating the transition into the professional world. Read More

Creative Fusion: Concordia Students Learn from Artist Bi Rongrong

It’s not every day that our students get the chance to collaborate with an award-winning artist. However, thats exactly what happened this week when the celebrated Shanghai artist Bi Rongrong visited Concordia, bringing a fresh wave of creative energy to our high school visual arts program.Her visit kicked off with an engaging evening session, where Bi Rongrong opened up about her artistic journey to both our school community and visiting art... Read More

Exciting College Adventures from the Class of 2023

As we settle into the new year, we are elated to hear updates from our Class of ’23 alumni. Most have completed their first semester in their chosen colleges and universities. In this installment of ‘Graduate Voices from College,’ some of them recount their enriching experiences, which we hope will provide insight and inspiration to our current Concordia students. Read More

Inspiring Aerospace Innovation at Concordia Through Student Passion

Nurturing a childhood dream of soaring through the skies, Adam S., a G11 student at Concordia, is turning his aviation aspiration into a tangible passion. Despite his young age, Adam is already leaving a mark on the field of aerospace. Read More