|By PR Newswire||
|August 13, 2014 01:00 PM EDT||
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Renaissance International School (TRIS), an independent Montessori school in Oakland, announces it will be sending a student delegation to the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) in Zhengzhou, China being held in November of this year. TRIS is currently the only California school participating in the conference.
Thirteen students, ranging in age from 10 to 14 years old, in TRIS's Upper Elementary and middle school levels, will be attending the conference, accompanied by head of school, Leslie Hites and faculty members, Nathalie Hites and Emily Ahsoon.
The trip is partially subsidized by the Henan Ministry of Education. The remainder will be paid for by students' families and through school fundraising efforts.
Students are preparing for the conference during a summer program at TRIS in which they are learning about the United Nations and researching Costa Rica and Thailand, the two countries they will be representing. At the conference, students will be showcasing their knowledge through debates, public speaking and visual representations.
"Participating in MMUN supports TRIS's philosophy of developing world citizens," says Nathalie Hites, a TRIS Upper Elementary/Middle School teacher. "This experience gives students the opportunity to interact with people from around the world and helps them to understand other cultures first hand."
Following the conference, the TRIS delegation will go on a three-day tour. They will visit the Shaolin Temple, the Longmen Grottoes, and the city of Kaifeng, the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The Renaissance International School is a Montessori school in Oakland, CA for children ages 2 years old through middle school. The school attracts students from Oakland, Berkeley, Moraga, Alameda and other San Francisco east bay cities.
The school's curriculum encompasses the full substance of a traditional curriculum, and goes beyond it to teach students how to think clearly, do their own research, express themselves well in writing and speech and put their knowledge to practical applications so that they can be successful today and in the future.
Graduates attend public and private high schools including Head Royce, The College Preparatory School, Bishop O'Dowd, Bentley School, Lick-Wilmerding, and Oakland Tech.
For more information, visit http://www.therenaissanceschool.org.
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