A rapidly growing education company bringing world-class language immersion programs to as many families as possible.

The Company

KSS Immersion Schools, Inc. is a rapidly growing education company based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to bring its world class language immersion programs to as many families as possible. We believe that the gift of language at an early age and the extraordinary benefits that bilingualism brings to early learners is invaluable. KSS currently has three brands operating and actively expanding; Shu Ren International School and KSS Immersion Preschools in the Bay Area, and Green Ivy Schools in New York

School Brands

Shu Ren International School is an independent, co-educational day school with campuses in Berkeley, CA and San Jose, CA for students in Pre-K through 5th grade. We offer a dual-immersion education in Chinese and English centered around an inquiry-based (IB), transdisciplinary curriculum framework. Shu Ren provides an academically rigorous but fun environment where children are nurtured to become independent, open-minded, and enthusiastic lifelong learners.

KSS Immersion Preschools has been the premier Spanish immersion preschool option for families in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. Our unique approach creates an amazing environment where the results achieved are truly stunning! Not only in Spanish language fluency, but in the critical social, emotional, and foundational learning skills that create enthusiastic and successful life-long learners!

Green Ivy Schools develops future-facing schools and programs that prioritize sustainability, innovation, and world citizenship in and across our curriculum and holistic programs. Our program of instruction encourages curiosity, supports student agency, and is rooted in our students' experiences of the global world. Both schools in the Green Ivy family - Pine Street School (Nursery-8th Grade) and Battery Park Montessori (Nursery-Kindergarten) - offer internationally respected models of education (International Baccalaureate and Montessori), exceptional teachers, impassioned leaders, multilingual instruction, and forward-thinking approaches.


Our schools empower students to become internationally-minded critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Within our engaging, inquiry-based environments students reach their full academic and human potential and become caring, multilingual, and culturally literate global citizens. We believe that multilingualism is an extraordinarily powerful gift to give any child on so many levels. And we seek to develop, enhance and expand our program offerings so that as many parents as possible can give that gift to their children.


Erin Miller

Liza Sanchez
VP People

Kurtis Pierce
VP Development

Tela Kayne
VP Marketing

Board of Directors

Matt Wulfstat
Former CEO Stratford Schools

Patty Miller
Former President Nobel Learning

Kurtis Pierce
Former Owner & President KSS Preschools

Aleem Choudhry
Managing Director Crane Street Capital

Nadine Fahoum
Vice President Crane Street Capital

Board Advisors

Jennifer Jones, Ph.D.
Founder Green Ivy Schools

Jie Moore, Ph.D.
Founder Shu Ren International School

Tony Moore
Co-Founder, Shu Ren International School