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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

Summer Internships Give High Schoolers a Glimpse of Professional Life

Internships are a valuable feature of Concordia’s high school experience as they introduce students to the working world while helping them build self-confidence and cultivate relationships with professionals who provide insight into a particular field. Read More

AP Students Explore the Art of Drawing and Design

Our AP Art & Design culminates in each student completing an art portfolio which demonstrates their exploration of the concept of 2D design and Drawing. Students engage in purposeful decision making about how the elements and the principles of art and design are intentionally used in their artwork in an integrative way. Read More

Concordia Students Use Storytelling to Evoke Empathy

In Concordia’s Applied Learning Storytelling Agency class, students explored the art of storytelling and its ability to build empathy through advocacy. Additionally, students worked with a variety of storytelling course partners to create stories that fostered compassion and awareness within the Concordia community and beyond Read More

The 2021 Battle of the Books Ends in Victory

Battle of the Books is an American Schools Reading Challenge which began in the 1930s in Chicago but slowly gained popularity and is now played, not only all over the US but also in international schools, world wide. Read More

Santa Catarina: An Exploration of Spanish Language and Culture

In Guatemala, the birthplace of the Mayan civilization, there stood a little village situated next to Atitlán lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It was the village of Santa Catarina Palopó and it was a collection of cold, grey buildings that faded dully into its surroundings. Read More

Helping Students Become Reflective Spiritual Beings

Reflective Spiritual Beings, also known as RSB, is a subject that is taught and valued at Concordia. In elementary school, RSB is taught as part of the weekly schedule, part of community time, and also woven into other subject areas.  Read More

Concordia Hosts Its First Big Data Conference and Workshop

This spring, Concordia students, led by high school teacher Dr. Peter Tong, participated in their third big data conference of the school year. However, this one was unique in that it was the very first big data conference and workshop organized by students for students. Read More

Exploring STEM With Zoo Themed Activities

Through our investigation of various zoo animals, the children learned about where different animals may be typically found ...and what conditions / habitats that they may prefer to live in. Read More

Kelso's Choices: Lessons in Problem-Solving

Kelso's Choices is our chosen ES conflict-management curriculum for students that teaches problem-solving strategies; thus, students can ultimately be self-directed and learn how to solve smaller problems independently.   Read More

An Illustrated Journey Through Honors Pre-Calculus

Last year, Concordia students in Dr. Peter Tong’s high school Honors Pre-Calculus class were tasked to create an infographic summarizing one of the chapters they had been studying.  Read More

Concordia Middle School Math Explained

Math has always been a subject that attracts much attention from parents. They want to know: How and what are students learning in math class? What materials are they using? How do we best foster student interest in math and STEM?   Read More

Is It Play or Is It Work?

Providing multi-sensory, hands-on activities is key to building language and literacy skills in the early years. Reading alphabet books, singing the alphabet song and even letting young children play with computer keyboards will ensure children get plenty of practice identifying letters to prepare them for writing and de-coding later on. Read More

Preschool Sequencing Lessons Lead to Critical Thinking

Sequencing is an important skill for developing critical thinking, reading comprehension and scientific inquiry. Algorithms and computer programing are presented as sequenced patterns, in a specific correct order, no number or instruction can be skipped. Read More

Preschoolers Practice Empathy in Pretend Pet Clinic

How many times has your child asked you this question: "Mom and Dad, may we please get a dog?" Has your child asked repeatedly for a pet? Research shows that children who have owned and raised a pet, develop stronger skills in maintaining meaningful relationships throughout life. Read More

This Concordia High School Club Is Forging a Gender-Equal World

International Women’s Day, held on March 8, has been a day dedicated to celebrating and advocating for women’s rights and equality for over a century. In keeping with this tradition, members of the Lily Project, a Concordia student-led organization dedicated to empowering women and girls and working towards gender equality, marked the occasion with a photo shoot focusing on this year’s official IWD campaign theme, #ChoosetoChallenge. Read More

STEM: Kindergarteners Explore Force and Motion

Physics is not just for high schoolers, our kindergarten students are also learning about the effects that force and motion have on the natural world. Young children love to move and to make things move, therefore this is the perfect age to capitalize on their natural interests in force and motion. Read More

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