Concordia follows an American curriculum that meets United States university entrance standards. A broad base of subjects in all academic areas is required for graduation. The curriculum is adaptable, within limits, to the academic needs of individual students.
Concordia follows an American early childhood education program philosophy and utilizes many Early Learning Goals developed by the United States to ensure children are learning at their highest potential. A caring, nurturing environment is critical for a young child’s success, and we strive to provide the best place for kids to learn. In our full-day ECE programs, academics, motor skills, and social/emotional skills all play equally important roles in the development of our youngest learners.
Our Elementary School ranges from grade 1to grade 4 and is designed to build a solid foundation in the fundamental areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students are also exposed to Mandarin language study and various areas of fine arts and physical education. An intentional focus on the integration of technology enhances classroom learning and broadens our students’ view of all that is possible in their digital world.
Encompassing grades 5 to 8, our Middle School bridges elementary and high school. During these important years, students are presented with increased expectations for independence, responsibility, and leadership, all within a supportive and positive environment. With the 1-to-1 MacBook program starting in grade 5, students take more ownership of technology and explore expanded use of those tools in their day-to-day learning. Our middle school scholars excel through rich opportunities in academics, creativity, and service.
Throughout high school, grades 9 to 12, our focus is on providing life experience and a more tailored academic curriculum. Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered at Concordia as a way to challenge our students to excel across disciplines. To support Concordia’s mission of holistic education, our high school students may typically enroll in up to one AP course in Grade 10, three AP courses in Grade 11 and four AP courses in Grade 12 and opt for elective options across all disciplines.
Applied learning is inherent in virtually all areas of the curriculum, from science to visual arts, and reaches all grade levels. These experiences for authentic application encourage academic vitality by providing students opportunities to build unique connections between academic studies and real-world endeavors. Such learning opportunities are found in abundance throughout the school. The high school program offers applied learning courses that allow students to find a topic they love, go deep, and make learning more personal.