Shu Ren International School is the first independent Mandarin/English immersion school in the East Bay. It serves children from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Shu Ren offers an immersion program in Mandarin and English within the framework of the world-class International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) programs. It aims to become the nation’s first Mandarin-English immersion school offering IBO’s Primary Years Program (PYP) to Pre-K through 5th grade students, and Middle Years Program (MYP) to 6-8th grade students. Shu Ren also offers after school Mandarin programs. The school is centrally located in downtown Berkeley and close to 580, 80 and North Berkeley BART station.