STEM at Concordia

Concordia International School puts great focus on STEM education. 

With a diverse range of top-level classes, and a focus on sustainability, we provide opportunities for students to be creators rather than simply consumers of knowledge.

a pre school works on STEM project

A Concordia student’s STEM journey begins with Maker Space and the Week of Code in elementary school, where students learn subjects like coding and sustainable engineering, and are introduced to the design process and scientific method, along with our keen focus on mathematics fundamentals.

Our STEM program evolves through middle school, where students can learn robotics, reinforce their coding, and enhance core math and science skills. 

teacher and student fix a robot

Concordia’s STEM program expands at the high school level to include a diverse range of subjects. Our Advanced placement STEM offerings include AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, and AP Environmental Science.

Concordia also offers high level STEM electives like STEAM LAB and Robotics, as well as cutting-edge disciplines like Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning. 

We host our own annual Concordia International Research Conference (CIRCH) to provide students an opportunity to collaborate with other schools and present their research findings to a wider audience.

Our expert teachers nurture individual STEM projects, guiding students through the scientific method and engineering design process, and offering hands-on experiences.

The students tackle in-house projects, utilizing data analytics, computer science, biology, and chemistry to enhance our school and community. Student-driven STEM projects have included analyzing wellness data, optimizing bus management and tracking, creating autonomous cars and IoT devices, solving robotics problems, and using machine learning to recommend books, identify bacteria in a petri dish, and recognize objects and people.

high school student testing a machine learning app to recognize deaf-language gesture

These research projects offer students an authentic experience - something they would do outside of school.

Concordia unites STEM education across divisions, fostering collaboration among teachers. We provide the ideal conditions, tools, and a supportive community that nurture students' growth, both academically and personally, all while preparing them for a present and future characterized by an unprecedented pace of technological progress.

Come discover how Concordia fuels students' passion for science and creates the perfect environment for their growth and success!


Empowering Future Innovators at Concordia (The role of STEM Education at Concordia International School Hanoi.) In an era driven by technological advancements and innovation, Concordia is at the forefront of cultivating the next generation of scientists, engineers, and problem solvers through its commitment to STEM education.

Latest STEM News

Professional Development underscores Concordia Commitment to STEM Learning

High school STEM teacher Seth Carper completed a Masters course on parametric design at the end of last year and over part of the summer.

Grade 5 Students merged research, creativity and technology to bring their interactive info boards to life

As part of their Week of Code, the industrious Grade 5 students at Concordia embarked on a captivating journey of creativity, crafting interactive info boards that seamlessly blended technology and cultural exploration. 

Students program robots during Concordia’s Week of Code

Concordia’s elementary school students are enjoying their annual “Week of Code,” which fosters collaboration between students of different grade levels and encourages the fun side of STEM learning.

High school Applied Physics students launch ball bearings at objects

Concordia high school Applied Physics students are launching ball bearings, using the initial quantities of motion to model the flight path of an object in their study of projectile motion and kinematics. 

AP Chemistry lab

“I did real experiments that previously I had only seen in textbooks. It really helped me to deeply understand chemistry”. Read how Concordia’s AP Chemistry labs bring learning to life.

Elementary Engineering

The Bolt spoke with Concordia elementary school STEM teacher Mr. Caldwell about how elementary students are learning hands-on design thinking. 

Concordia’s Coders Create Games to Save the Oceans

Concordia’s creative coders in grades 3, 4 and 5 joined coders from Jakarta's Pattimura and Pondok Indah Elementary Schools and Concordia Shanghai to compete in the Global Codeathon.


Concordia passionately strives for academic excellence, putting an emphasis on the quality of teaching in order to cultivate the child as a whole. We center our efforts on creating opportunities in the classroom and community to help students discover their talents as scholars, artists, athletes, and servant leaders.

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Parent Testimonials

The Hyodo Family

ハノイで暮らせて良かったことの一つは子供達がコンコルディアに通えたことだと思っています。私たちの息子はReception からコンコルディアに通い出し、始めは英語が全く話せませんでしたが、クラスメイトはみな親切でしたし、先生方にはとても熱心に指導して頂きました。



The Anders Family

"We would like to say a big Thank You to the Concordia school community for making our one year stay in Hanoi such a pleasant experience. 

We highly appreciated the student focused approach, high academic standards and supportive education environment for our daughter (middle school). The teachers and staff went way beyond our expectations to help our daughter transition to the new country and school setting. 

Additionally, we enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere at numerous school events and the friendly interactions with school staff and parents. A lot of personal connections evolved."

"Wir möchten der gesamten Concordia Schulgemeinschaft, allen Lehrern, den hilfsbereiten Mitarbeitern, und Mitgliedern de Elternbeirats ein großes und besonders herzliches Dankeschön dafür aussprechen, dass sie unseren einjährigen Aufenthalt in Hanoi zu einer so angenehmen Erfahrung gemacht haben.
Wir haben insbesondere den schülerorientierten Ansatz, die hohen akademischen Standards und das unterstützende Bildungsumfeld für unsere Tochter (Mittelstufe) sehr geschätzt. Die Lehrer und Mitarbeiter haben unsere Erwartungen weit übertroffen, um unserer Tochter den Übergang in das neue Land und die neue Schulumgebung zu erleichtern. Die einladende Atmosphäre bei zahlreichen Schulveranstaltungen und der freundliche Umgang zwischen dem Schulpersonal und den Eltern macht Concordia zu einer besonderen Schule, die wir uneingeschränkt allen Eltern empfehlen. Wir sind uns sicher, das die  vielen persönlichen Beziehungen, die wir als Familie an der Concordia Schule knüpfen konnten lange fortbestehen werden." 


The Tanaka Family


The Iwashiro Family

好きでしたが、英語で勉強をするというのは初めてで、授業に慣れるにはある程度の時間が必要 だったと思います。その間、特に有難かったのが、英語を母国語としない生徒への学習の配慮を理解してくださっている先生方のサポートです。学習面でも精神面でも、個々のニーズを先生方のチームワークでサポートして下さいました。

My daughters transferred to Concordia after studying at a Japanese school for 6 years. They had always liked studying English, but it was their first time studying in English, and I think it took them some time to get used to the classes. During that time, I was particularly grateful for the support of the teachers, who understand the considerations given to students whose native language is not English. Both academically and mentally, the teachers supported their individual needs through teamwork.
After being in Concordia community for 6 years, I realized that this scale, which is neither too big nor too small, is an environment where each and every student can play an active role. Academic, artistic, sports and other opportunities for each student to reach their full potential. Interacting with parents who have a strong interest in their children's education is also very reassuring and grateful.


The Ikeda Family


“As parents of our twin sons who belong to Concordia International School Hanoi, we want to commend the school for an amazing job. Our sons have been attending the school since they were 4 years old and are currently in Reception at the age of 5.

The school has provided numerous occasions for our sons to learn a lot of things. The teachers have been absolutely wonderful and have gone above and beyond to ensure that our sons’ learning needs are met. They have been patient, kind and very attentive to each child’s learning pace.

Overall, We are extremely satisfied with the quality of education and resources provided by Concordia International School Hanoi. It has been an enriching experience for our sons, and we are excited to see them continue to thrive in such an amazing educational institution."


The Lee Family

There are many things we love about Concordia - the well organized facilities, educational system and very friendly teachers. I highly recommend that families should experience this school for their students. 

The Fujisaki Family

Since I was attending a local school in the United States, I chose Concordia because I can continue studying in the American curriculum. What I like about Concordia is that everyone warmly welcomed me, who transferred in the middle of the school year, and the facilities such as cafes are fully equipped to make daily school life comfortable.


The Hoshi Family

It's been almost three years since my daughter started going to Concordia in Preschool. During the tour, we gasped at the huge green playground and beautiful campus.
The teachers were very friendly, and I felt that because the class size is small, they can look after each and every child well. Concordia only hires experienced teachers, so I thought that the quality of the lessons is good for girls who do not speak English as their mother language. She was able to get used to the school sooner than I thought she would because of the EAL support in class. My daughter likes classes using a computer, and she takes an iPad after school activity twice a week.

At various events held in an international environment, there are many opportunities to introduce the culture of each country, and you can see that children and parents recognize and respect each other's differences. I think my exposure to various nationalities and cultures from a very young age has a very positive impact on my daughter.

When I look at my daughter who loves school, I'm really glad that she is able to attend Concordia.

娘はプレスクールからコンコルディアに通い始め、もうすぐ丸3年になります。 見学の際、緑あふれる広大な敷地に立つ立派な校舎に心を奪われました。 先生方もとてもフレンドリーで、授業の様子も、クラスが少人数で先生との距離がとても近く、一人一人の子供達をよく見てくれると感じました。 実際にコンコルディアは経験豊富な教師の方ばかりなので、授業の質が高いところも英語が第一言語ではない娘にとって良いと思いました。 EALの授業で英語をサポートしてもらえることもあり、心配していたよりも早く学校に馴染むことが出来たと思います。 娘はパソコンを使った授業が好きで、週に2度選択出来るアフタースクールアクティビティでもiPadを使ったものを選択しています。 国際色豊かな環境の中で行う様々なイベントでは、それぞれの国の文化を紹介し合う機会が多く、子供同士・親同士もお互いの違いを認め尊重し合う姿が見て取れます。 幼い頃からこういった多人種・多文化に触れることは、娘にとても良い影響を与えていると思います。 学校が大好きな娘を見ていると、コンコルディアに通えて良かったと心から思います。

The Gilmore Family

Concordia International School of Hanoi has excelled our expectations in every possible way. At Concordia, our children enjoy a safe and caring environment that allows students to develop their learning potential and also grow as global citizens. We enjoy having a personal relationship with teachers and staff, and the school community is outstanding. We truly appreciate that Concordia is dedicated to teaching the same values we practice as a family, in addition to stellar academics. Concordia has done an exemplary job transitioning children from the classroom to online learning due to COVID-19 and the school went above and beyond to support parents and students during this challenging time. Our children are happy at school and as parents, we are very grateful.

The Dalkarov Family

Our family was very fortunate to join the Concordia community. Both of our older kids enjoyed going to school every day, met good friends, and loved their teachers! Concordia is always going to be in our hearts and memories. Our oldest son is now absolutely fascinated with marine life after joining Concordia's Marine Research Program. The best thing about Concordia is the excellent mix of strong academics, athletics, and after school life. This is the balance you want for your children especially living away from home. Concordia cultivated a desire to learn in our children, which will help them so much in their future endeavors.

The Ko Family

Our family is very happy to choose Concordia. When we visited the school for the first time, all the members of the school welcomed us. It made a very good impression on us. Over the six years that my daughter has studied at Concordia, she has become very satisfied and loved school more and more. I think that Concordia has the best curriculum. I believe that she will grow into a confident child with the continued good quality classes at Concordia.

The Park Family

Concordia works as a great support for students to grow according to their individual needs at the right time. For the last two years of being in this community, our daughters have learned to challenge themselves towards their many dreams with passion and courage. Our second daughter (elementary student) has received quality education including team-teaching and the free exchange of opinions, while our first daughter (middle school) has participated in various activities such as sports, chamber ensemble, choir, math club, drama, etc. Outstanding teachers of Concordia have encouraged them to make their choices through their own motivation, plan their journey, and learn through small failures with patience. We see them becoming bolder with self-confidence and learning to solve problems with creative thinking and flexibility.

The Aliaga Family

The word "Concordia," in the Spanish language we speak in Ecuador, means “to live in harmony and balance.” This is exactly what the school has given us, with their charismatic staff who are always clear in the objective of forming good human beings. We are fortunate that our two daughters have benefited during the three years of an entire academic, social, sports, and humanistic infrastructure that respects the environment and integrates multiple nationalities, preparing our children to be respectful of the world in which we live. Our family loves Concordia.

The Yeh Family

We found people at Concordia are quite friendly and willing to help. Especially teachers, who are compassionate, experienced, and always care for their students in all aspects. Concordia creates a student-focused learning environment and curriculum where teachers are familiar with each student and help students to explore their talents and interests. Although this is our children's first school year at Concordia, we have already seen them learn, become more independent, grow in self-confidence, and have a sense of belonging to the community at Concordia.

The Ohama Family

I was worried about air pollution in Hanoi, but Concordia is located far away from the city, so the air is clean and they have a large playground. In fact, my son plays soccer to his heart's content and he is very happy about it. Concordia is the best place, students come from various countries and the school values diversity. The teachers are professional and teach well, and we are very satisfied with them.


The Rodriguez Family

Walking through the doors of Concordia for the first time, we could feel the warmth and compassion of administrators and teachers. Two years later, that same feeling can be felt every time. Concordia is truly a remarkable community. We have seen the impact of this amazing community on our kids through their individual growth in academics and more importantly character.

The Dhaka Family

Concordia has an amazing spirit and atmosphere, which makes the students and the parents feel very welcome with such warmth and acceptance. The teachers and administrators are loving, supportive and fully accessible. Our son loves going to school, being with his friends, and he looks forward to his day of fun and learning.

The Bender Family

We love being part of the Concordia community. Right from the beginning, we felt welcomed by the staff and other families. Teachers are enthusiastic about our child's education and development. There are numerous opportunities for him to participate in extracurricular programs and to explore and develop new interests and skills.

The Graovac Family

After 4 years at Concordia, our experiences have all been positive! The fact that our boys happily go every day attests to that. What we love about Concordia is the family feeling we have when we are there. Everyone knows each other, and everyone is helpful and kind. It makes us, the parents, jealous that we are not kids again so that we can go to Concordia too!