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Lion Dancers at Graduation 2022

Graduation 2022

The Class of 2022 became the first CAIS eighth grade to graduate in the theater at the new 19th Avenue campus on June 9. Alumna Kelsey Rasmussen ’12 served as…

ERB Q&A Zoom

Continuing to Excel in English

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…

Facts at a Glance

42
Years of Innovation
1st Mandarin immersion school in the US

60
Teachers

89
% of 8th Graders
Met benchmark to teach Mandarin
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OUR CORE VALUES

核心价值观


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.

Inclusion

包容

Inclusion

包容


欢迎:我们支持和关心社区内外所有的人 Invite In: We champion and care for others within our community and beyond

君子和而不同。A person of noble character is in harmony with others even though they may not see eye to eye. 

(from the Analects of Confucius《论语》)

Kindness

善良

Kindness

善良


鼓励:我们用善意的语言和行动来互相支持 Build Up: We use kind words and actions to support each other and ourselves

仁者人也。To be kind is to be human.

(from “The Mean”《中庸》)

Perseverance

毅力

Perseverance

毅力


继续努力:遇到困难时,我们会给自己打气并坚持下去.   Keep Trying: We push ourselves and stick with it when things get tough

譬如平地,虽覆一篑,进,吾往也。In leveling the ground, even if I have only filled one basketful of earth, I am still moving forward and making progress.

(from the Analects of Confucius《论语》)

Courage

勇气

Courage

勇气


勇敢:即使碰到困难,我们也能勇于尝试,负起责任 Be Brave: We take risks and responsibility, even when it is hard

见义不为无勇也。Seeing what is right but not doing it shows a lack of courage.

(from the Analects of Confucius《论语》)

Curiosity

好奇

Curiosity

好奇


多问:我们想了解我们的世界和想象新的可 能性 Ask More: We wonder about our world and imagine new possibilities

学而时习之,不亦乐乎? What a pleasure it is to learn and frequently practice what one has learned 

(from the Analects of Confucius《论语》)

CAIS divisions

学校部门


Early Childhood

幼教部2岁-1年级

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.


Lower School

小学部2-5年级

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.


Middle School

中学部6-8年级

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.

LATEST NEWS

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26 July 2022

So Many Choices! Fall Enrichment 2022 Catalog

Each semester the Auxiliary Program crafts an outstanding array of after school Enrichment Classes. Registration for the Fall Enrichment classes for Preschool 3 through Eighth graders opens online August 8…

So Many Choices for Fall Enrichment 2022
12 July 2022

Update on 19th Avenue Campus Timeline

As we work on renovating the 19th Avenue campus for our move, it has become increasingly clear that we will not be moving classes to our new campus in August of 2023. A…

Aerial View of 19th Avenue Campus
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