Extended Day Programs

We offer a wide range of auxiliary services that support students outside regular school hours, including complimentary morning care before school, after school athletics, and fee-based activities after the school day ends such as after school enrichment classes, extended day, study hall, vacation care, international study programs during the regular school year, a China inbound program during the summer as well as Chinese immersion summer camps. 

The Auxiliary Program is well utilized by CAIS families. During the 2014-2015 school year, 100% of CAIS students participated in some aspect of the program.

Extended day runs daily from 7:30 a.m. until school starts and again from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. for children of all grade levels. The program includes a study hall portion for homework for first through eighth grade students. 

Vacation and conference care is offered during many school vacations, including February and spring break and during parent teacher conferences.

Comprised of two four-week sessions, the summer program at CAIS consists of a Chinese immersion summer camp that is open to CAIS students as well as students from outside the CAIS community.

After school enrichment classes vary and always include age appropriate activities offered in both English and Chinese that appeal to a broad group of children. Classes typically meet 12 times per semester; October through January and February through May. See our Fall and Spring Enrichment Catalogs in the sidebar to the left for more information.

After school athletics offer students many opportunities to have fun, improve fitness, learn skills and teamwork and enrich friendships. Team sports are an integral part of the school experience, mentally, physically and socially. After school athletics is offered to fifth through eighth grade students and all participants are placed on a team regardless of previous experience or ability. Minimum requirements for participation are a great attitude, a willingness to work hard and the desire to improve one’s performance for the good of the team. The athletic department believes the joy of participating in athletics occurs from the moment a student puts on his or her uniform to the last high five, and is not based entirely on the final score. CAIS competes in the SFAL league - comprised of independent schools around San Francisco - in cross country, volleyball, basketball and futsal. CAIS has in recent years gained championship status in all the after school athletics it has participated in from cross country to volleyball, basketball and futsal.