CAIS IN POINT
A perennial point of curiosity among prospective parents—which can sometimes even linger for current parents—is whether Mandarin immersion comes at the expense of achievement in English. The great news from…
By far the question I have been asked most often by CAIS parents in recent days (even more than “How was your summer?”) is “How are things going with the…
OUR CORE VALUES
Developed by our community in 2019, CAIS Core Values have been a prescient blueprint for weathering and thriving throughout the pandemic. We can connect the dots between these and wisdom from China’s first sage, Confucius.
Invite In: We champion belongingness and care for others within our community and beyond
Build Up: We use kind words and actions to support each other and ourselves
Keep Trying: We push ourselves and stick with it when things get tough
Be Brave: We take risks and responsibility, even when it is hard
Preschool (ages 2-5) through First Grade. The Preschool program is full immersion and consists of four classes of 18 students taught in Mandarin. Kindergarten and 1st Grade follow the 50/50 immersion model.
Second through Fifth Grade. Lower School has two to three sections of students in each grade, averaging 20 students per section and following the 50/50 immersion model.
Sixth through Eighth Grade. A hands-on, minds-on, interdisciplinary curriculum guides students to apply concepts to the issues in their community and world as well as in their own lives.
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We’re celebrating CAIS faculty (such as our second grade team shown above co-teaching math in Chinese and English) on the birthday of the great teacher, Confucius. In honor of this…
This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 Zhōng qiū jié, sometimes called the Moon Festival in the West) is next Friday, September 29. It is one of the most important, family-centered holidays in…
Once again our students will have an outstanding array of after school offerings to enjoy at CAIS this fall. The 50+ Fall Enrichment Classes span a range of interests in…