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07 August 2018

Orientation Day is August 10th!

This Friday (August 10th) is Orientation Day. We are excited to welcome over 100 new students into our Concordia family!


All families are required to attend Orientation Day to verify that all registration has been completed. To be best prepared for your student’s first day of school, the following checklist must be completed before August 10, 2018 Orientation Day:

  • Registration for all students (Confirm/update your family’s information on file: Home Address, Parents and emergency contact’s emails and phone numbers). Gym on 2nd Level

  • Transportation (Confirm your child(ren)’s transportation method: School Bus, Residence Bus or Private Transportation). Gym on 2nd Level

  • Purchase Lunches (If needed). Gym in 2nd level.

  • Purchase school uniforms: Polo shirt(s), PE shirt(s) required for all students 4th through 12th grade, and any desired spirit wear. Gym on 2nd Level

  • Student Photo taken in school uniform. Gym on 2nd Level

  • Meet the nurses and submit required medical forms. Gym on 2nd Level

  • Meet your child’s teacher/s and visit the classroom. Learn what to bring on the first day of school at Concordia. Classrooms

  • All new laptops checked (MS/HS students only). 3rd Level

  • Confirm your child’s schedule (MS/HS students only). 3rd Level


We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday!

07 August 2018

Orientation Day is August 10th!

This Friday (August 10th) is Orientation Day. We are excited to welcome over 100 new students into our Concordia family! All families are required to attend Orientation Day to verify that all registration has...

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31 May 2018

Middle School Focus - Chemistry

Grade 6 students are learning about pH balances in water by testing red cabbage juice using various household items.

Red cabbage contains a chemical called anthocyanin, which changes color dependent upon the acidity of its environment.

In an acidic environment, the cabbage turns reddish-pink, in a neutral environment it is purple, and in a base or alkaline environment it turns bluish-green or yellow.

The tests are part of the Save Our Ocean project, as students learn how acidity affects our oceans.

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31 May 2018

Middle School Focus - Chemistry

Grade 6 students are learning about pH balances in water by testing red cabbage juice using various household items. Red cabbage contains a chemical called anthocyanin, which changes color dependent upon the acidity of...

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22 May 2018

Middle & High School Music Programs

Our middle and high school music program has produced a number of accomplished musicians singing, playing and even composing complex classical pieces. We spoke with some of the Concordia musicians to learn more about Concordia’s Music program.

“We have exercises that do a lot for our voices, which increase the range. We defy expectations and do songs that push our limits, expanding our range,” said Thuan (G11). “At other schools we have at most 2 parts, here we have up to 8 parts with 39 people and we still pull it off. When we sing we can deliver messages that otherwise would be hard to verbalise. I’ve talked to people after concerts and they’ve told me they’ve been inspired, so they feel what we intended and more - and that inspires me. Everyone supports each other and that is the foundation of choir - people working together harmoniously.  It’s a bonding experience as well. We have that musician bond, bringing people with the same passions together - I’m grateful to choir for that.”

Gracie (G10) not only plays piano with the choir and chamber ensemble, she is also a composer: 

“I had a background understanding of music, and so the music theory class pushed me toward composing. I learned how to work with chords and scales. We started trying to improvise songs on a piano and then moved to setting that down on paper,” said Gracie (G10). “Music is very mathematical it is so much more than an idea - you have to know the technical side. Learning about that I gravitated naturally toward composing. As the piano, I get to look at get familiar with other instruments, got to know their sound and got interested in composing for those instruments. I’m writing pieces for flute, cello and violin, and I plan to take AP Music Theory.”

Middle - high school music teacher Nancy Durance echoed these sentiments:

“It’s been amazing to see how the kids have risen to the challenge, not only reading music but also expanding to different cultures. At times we perform 8 part harmony acapella - we’d never thought we could. Students enjoy the organic nature of their voices and the sounds that they make. In the instrument ensemble we’re expanding the register of what our instruments can do and technical abilities of each player, playing composers like Bach and Shostakovich. Students are becoming aware of musicians, understand how musicians think and operate.”

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22 May 2018

Middle & High School Music Programs

Our middle and high school music program has produced a number of accomplished musicians singing, playing and even composing complex classical pieces. We spoke with some of the Concordia musicians to learn more...

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18 May 2018

U.S. National Honor Society & U.S. National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The Concordia Hanoi Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) inducted its 2018 new membership on campus this April. This prestigious membership is designated for students who are nominated by a faculty member after at least one full semester at the school. Nominees must embody the core values of the honor society- character, scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship. Congratulations to this year's inductees!

NJHS Inductees:

  • Van
  • Hyewon
  • Dae Yun
  • Bao-Long
  • Linh
  • An
  • Henry
  • Jei Kyung

NHS inductees:

  • Quynh Anh
  • SeYoung
  • An Jieh
  • Wonjun
  • Gi Woo
  • Taiyo
  • Hoang Anh
  • Haerin
  • Nathan
  • Daisy
  • Eunchae
  • EuiHyun
  • Thuan
  • Vanessa
18 May 2018

U.S. National Honor Society & U.S. National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The Concordia Hanoi Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) inducted its 2018 new membership on campus this April. This prestigious membership is designated for students who...

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23 March 2018

​Concordia - Phase 2

To support Concordia’s long-term growth and continue our commitment to providing a world-class elite high school education in Hanoi, we break ground on March 1, 2018 on our new high school facility. This 5-storey, (approx. 8300 sqm), building will continue to enhance and develop our overall program.

The first floor is designed for and dedicated to the fine arts and student services.  Art studios with supporting space will allow students to design and develop their passions for the fine arts in painting, sculpting, drawing, and creating. A black box theater, music classrooms for both choral and instrumental groups and individual and small group practice facilities will enhance our performing arts program.   

The first floor will feature a large coffee house atmosphere with space for high school students to collaborate and work with faculty and staff.  A college counseling center and the admissions office will move to the new building.

The second floor will focus on a second gymnasium, locker rooms, a fitness center, and a dance studio.  

The third and fourth floors will have classrooms and lab spaces, which will promote the school’s applied learning programs. The fourth floor will also have an outdoor garden area for students and staff to enjoy the outdoors.  

The fifth floor will be finished at a later date based upon the specific needs of the school.

The entire facility has been designed to promote energy efficiency and provide students with opportunities to learn how buildings work, and we aim to be LEED silver compliant - making it one of Vietnam’s few “green” buildings.

Most importantly, we are working closely with both the construction team and Van Tri Golf Course management to keep the existing school area free of dust and debris, by implementing proper dust barriers, wetting techniques, and other environmentally-appropriate methods to reduce impact on surrounding land and air.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018 and the school plans to start using the space at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.  

The high school students (grades 9-12) will move into the new space and the middle school students will expand on the third floor of the current building.  

We look forward to celebrating and sharing this new world-class facility with you!

23 March 2018

​Concordia - Phase 2

To support Concordia’s long-term growth and continue our commitment to providing a world-class elite high school education in Hanoi, we break ground on March 1, 2018 on our new high school facility. This...

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09 March 2018

Rocket Science in Grade 8

Middle school students put Newton’s three laws of motion and gravity to the test by launching an egg 14 meters in the air via rocket and returning it safely to land. To safely launch their eggs, students must determine how much force the rocket engine is producing. The project is part of a unit on force, motion and energy and propulsion. Concordia’s middle school program works with students to move past concrete learning to be able to apply their skills in an intuitive environment.

“We learned a lot of practical things about theories of science, like how the size and material of the parachute and weight of the rocket affects how it flies, as well as how the wind and weather, which we can’t control, affect it.” - Hai Yen, Grade 8

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09 March 2018

Rocket Science in Grade 8

Middle school students put Newton’s three laws of motion and gravity to the test by launching an egg 14 meters in the air via rocket and returning it safely to land. To safely launch...

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05 March 2018

Hour of Code

During the Computer Science Education Week, (December 4-10), Concordia students joined more than 100 million students around the world for The Hour of Code.  Concordia’s Hour of Code reinforces Concordia’s commitment to teaching foundational 21st-century computer science skills such as programming and technology-related activities. Learn more about the Hour of Code worldwide at www.hourofcode.com

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05 March 2018

Hour of Code

During the Computer Science Education Week, (December 4-10), Concordia students joined more than 100 million students around the world for The Hour of Code.  Concordia’s Hour of Code reinforces Concordia’s commitment to teaching...

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06 October 2017

Student Ambassadors

Concordia’s Student Ambassadors provide community service to give back to their school.  Helping students acclimate to their new learning environment, hosting prospective families, visitors, and diplomats on campus, and ensuring those new to Concordia feel welcomed are important leadership responsibilities of our Student Ambassadors.  We are grateful for the Student Ambassadors that go the extra mile to care for their peers and make a positive impact at Concordia.  

Posted in: High School, Middle School

Tagged: Student Ambassadors, kids in Hanoi, international school

06 October 2017

Student Ambassadors

Concordia’s Student Ambassadors provide community service to give back to their school.  Helping students acclimate to their new learning environment, hosting prospective families, visitors, and diplomats on campus, and ensuring those new to...

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06 April 2017

Sapa Interim

by Student Writer Stephen Reed, G7

Seventh grade students enjoyed an adventure in the mountains near the China border.  It included bike rides, an overnight train ride, visits to a local ethnic market, a celebration of our teacher, Mr. Snider’s 40th birthday.  We celebrated by roasting marshmallows by the bonfire, and a whole lot of hiking! It took 4.5 hours to hike to our next homestay but we were rewarded with a karaoke party that night in the village. It had rained the previous night so the trails were muddy and very slippery which made our hike back up the valley a challenge.  In the end, we learned plenty about how local people live in harsh conditions and really enjoyed being outdoors bonding with our classmates during our Interim trip to Northern Vietnam.

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06 April 2017

Sapa Interim

by Student Writer Stephen Reed, G7 Seventh grade students enjoyed an adventure in the mountains near the China border.  It included bike rides, an overnight train ride, visits to a local ethnic market, a celebration...

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01 April 2017

Mai Chau Interim

Mai Chau, Vietnam is located four hours southwest of Hanoi and is respected for its scenic beauty, Hmong and Thai minority groups, and a variety of outdoor adventures. While in Mai Chau, Grade 6 students hiked, biked, explored, rock climbed on the famous hills of the valley and did a team building challenge. Evenings were cool and crisp as students experienced a traditional Pham Coong village stay, sleeping in stilt homes overlooking the rice fields.

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01 April 2017

Mai Chau Interim

Mai Chau, Vietnam is located four hours southwest of Hanoi and is respected for its scenic beauty, Hmong and Thai minority groups, and a variety of outdoor adventures. While in Mai Chau, Grade...

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