Concordia International School Hanoi
On August 24, 2011 Concordia International School Hanoi (CISH) opened its doors for classes for the first time.
With nearly fifty students from ten different countries, the school hosts children from Preschool through Grade 7. The long anticipated school opening comes after sixteen years of humanitarian work in Vietnam by LCMS World Mission that laid the foundation in relationship building for the school to become a reality. Concordia is now the first 100% American owned school in Hanoi.
To celebrate the occasion, CISH hosted an impressive Grand Opening Ceremony on September 9, complete with some traditional Vietnamese dragon dancers, a “Building Community” video made by the middle school, and a performance by the all-school choir.
Attendees to the grand opening ceremony included parents, LCMS representatives from Asia and the USA, educators from sister schools in Hong Kong and Shanghai, as well as the new US Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. David Shear. The Ambassador spoke about how he welcomes CISH as a partner to the Embassy, not only in education, but also in building firmer foundation for US— Vietnam relations.
For more information visit www.concordiahanoi.org.