Concordia International School (1998)
Although young, our school is steeped in heritage—our community finds its roots in the 150-year-old educational traditions of the LCMS. The school’s launch in 1998 followed considerable feasibility research and numerous requests from the Hong Kong corporate community for a school in China that offered the same level of educational support and community care as the acclaimed Hong Kong International School.
Jinqiao, Shanghai was selected as the perfect site for the new school—a fresh, new emerging international residential area that would enable the school to develop and grow closely with the residential community. Concordia’s first academic year opened with 22 students and a staff of 14—led by founding Head of School Dr. Allan Schmidt. Today the school educates more than 1,200 students and offers a complete program from Preschool to Grade 12.