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(Shanghai)Concordia International School Shanghai

Jan 17, 2024

The Concordia Difference

Concordia attracts those families seeking rigorous academics, a whole child philosophy and a welcoming environment for themselves and their children.Our comprehensive American curriculum, from Preschool 3 to Grade 12, produces students with their own unique balance of Global Citizen, Servant Leader, Spirited Athlete, Confident Artist, and Passionate Scholar. We invite you to stop by for a visit  and discover for yourself the amazing community that makes up Concordia International School Shanghai.

Strong Community

“It takes a village to raise a child.” Concordia prides itself on its strong community.  The environment in which a child learns and grows is hugely important, and we view the partnership with our parent families as integral to our mission. Our partnership with parents through the Parent Support Organization (PSO) is essential to the success of the whole community. Concordia actively supports the PSO’s network of activities, events and connections to actively engage the parent community.

Advanced Placement

Concordia offers American Advanced Placement courses, as well as our own college preparatory-level courses, preparing students for the real world, and for successful college applications for best fit universities around the world.

Green Campus

Concordia boasts an energy-efficient green campus.  The entire campus’s heating and cooling system operates with geothermal technology. Available rooftop space was converted into a horticultural education area for students. State-of-the-art green technology allows 25-30 percent savings on the school’s overall energy costs and a reduction in overall environmental impact.

Holistic Education

When we say we educate the whole child we mean that we invest in and tend to every part of each student: intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.  From sports tournaments and fine arts performances, from intellectual & cultural experiences to service learning and co-curricular activities, the variety of experiences Concordia provides its students allows them to develop as well-rounded people. We believe that balance is integral to success—not only in school but in life. Therefore, our holistic philosophy is intentional from early childhood to high school.

Cultivating Global Citizens

Concordia is known for cultivating a global mindset among students, for fostering deeper learning and transforming lives to lead change in a complex and dynamic world. Developing active global citizens is a schoolwide learner outcomes(SLOs) at Concordia. We believe that your child can make a positive difference in Shanghai, in China, and across the world. By making a difference, they help others to thrive.

Teaching Experience

Our faculty have an average of 13.7 years teaching experience.  78% have advanced degrees, and the average tenure of our teachers at Concordia is more than 3.6 years, building strong bonds with our students in the process.

Educational Connections and Accreditations

Educational Connections

In 2011, Concordia Hanoi was established in the tradition of the first two LCMS schools in Asia. Today, Concordia International School Shanghai has foundational and ongoing relationships with Hong Kong International School and Concordia International School Hanoi. These relationships provide opportunities for professional collaboration and fellowship between the schools—the only partners of this kind worldwide.

WASC Accreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is the foremost accrediting agency for higher learning in the United States. WASC accreditation is a seven-year cycle; Concordia completed its third such accreditation in June 2022.

NLSA Accreditation

The National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission (NLSA) has been accrediting schools of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod since 1978. The NLSA encourages, assists and recognizes Christian founded schools that provide quality education and engage in continuous improvement.


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