Concordia Chronicle

Concordia Shanghai Newsroom

How to Ensure Your Family Continues to Thrive During Shanghai Lockdown

As the Shanghai lockdown continues, Concordia remains proud of our employees and parents who have been partnering with one another through these challenging times in order to meet the learning needs of our students. Their shared support and resilience have made it possible for the school to successfully and seamlessly pivot towards a Distance Learning environment.   Though teachers are continually seeking new ways to keep their classes... Read More

Service Leadership Opportunities at Concordia

Service leadership is an excellent opportunity for your child to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in a way that not only makes the subject applicable in the real world, but also does it in a way that promotes meaningful change.  Read More

How Concordia's Counselors Ensure Students Are On The Best Path To Get Into Their Uni of Choice

Choosing the right avenue for post-secondary education can be a major source of anxiety in your children’s lives. There are so many factors that go into making such a monumental decision, counselors and advisors are an excellent option to provide your children with high school college counseling they need. Read More

Tuesday Tip: Getting Back into Routines Following a Holiday

Getting back into routines after a holiday for young children takes planning and thoughtful dialogue. This week’s Tuesday Tips is a brief sharing of strategies to help make your family’s return to scheduled routines a little easier. Read More

6 Reasons Concordia Students Excel

At Concordia International School Shanghai, we strive to provide the best educational foundation possible so your children can excel in any endeavor they choose.  Read More

How Choir Has Shaped Me as a Person

I used to be the karaoke queen of the bathroom. As an introverted middle schooler, I was only brave enough to sing in the linoleum chambers of the shower. Naturally, I never joined any theatrical production, talent shows, or performed in a concert. Read More

Why We Should Pursue Our Passions in High School

High school students Joyce Lu ('22) and Emily Pan ('24) introduce us to two remarkable Concordia seniors with individual passions that are outright inspiring. Read More

Students Take Advantage of Opportunities for Balance

While freshmen teachers and students were involved with conferences on Wednesday morning, teachers and students of other grades were engaged in holistic sessions beyond their typical classes. Read More

Visit to DJI Leaves These Concordia Students Awestruck

Over the summer, Shreyas S. & Marcus C., two extremely bright and intrepid middle school students at Concordia Shanghai, made their way to the R&D headquarters of Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) in Shenzhen, China.  Read More

Congratulations to the Concordia Shanghai Class of 2021!

This past Saturday, our senior class convened in front an audience of teachers, family and friends to take part in one of life’s most anticipated rites of passage.  Read More

Senior Address at Concordia Shanghai Graduation 2021

Graduating senior Amy Lin was elected by her peers to deliver the senior address at this year's Concordia High School graduation ceremony. Here is her speech in its entirety. Read More

Graduation 2021 Teacher Commencement Address

The commencement address at this year's graduation was delivered by Concordia Shanghai high school teacher Erik Paulson. Mr. Paulson was chosen by the senior class for this honor. Here is his speech in its entirety. Read More

Motivating Your Child: Parenting Do's and Don'ts

At the May PSO meeting earlier this month, we heard from two seniors, Lillian Fu and Anita Feng. Their presentation was around types of motivation and the “do’s” and “don'ts” of motivating your student to succeed. Read More

What to Expect When Transitioning to High School

The leap from eighth grade to ninth grade marks a turning point in a student’s school career. Therefore, it is understandable that eighth graders and their parents would view the occasion with a great deal of excitement as well as a bit of apprehension. 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

Collaboration, significant student engagement, and joy are prevalent in an American classroom.
Will an American style classroom culture help my child be prepared for an American university?

While most Chinese parents are familiar with the standards found in a traditional Chinese school, the culture found in an American classroom can seem wildly different. Understanding this difference is key when it comes to deciding which international school is most beneficial for your children.  Read More

Advice for New Families Transitioning to Concordia

At Concordia, we offer a plethora of opportunities to engage in the community and a variety of resources to support and facilitate your transition. These include parent coffees, events and talks held by our Parent Support Organization, Tuesday Tips offered by the EC office, welcome lunches for our new Kindergarten students, and regular counselor visits to the various classes. Our EC counselor partners closely with the class teacher to support... Read More

New Concordia students excited to start the new school year
How Culture Shock Can Affect Your Transition to a New School Community

When entering a new environment, be it a new country, a new neighborhood, or a new school, we may find it to be an overwhelming and uncertain transition period. Understanding the feelings and emotional consequences that may arise can help strengthen your ability to respond intentionally to your own needs and your child’s needs and interests as you enter and engage in a new school community. Read More