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Mandarin World Language Pathway

Life changing
World changing

积进人生 创新世界

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CAIS IN POINT

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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

67
% 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:我们重视归属感支持和关心社群内外所有的人

Invite In: We champion belongingness and care for others within our community and beyond

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

Perseverance

毅力

Perseverance

毅力


坚持: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

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

Curiosity

好奇

Curiosity

好奇


提问:我们想了解我们的世界和开拓新的可能性

Ask More: We wonder about our world and pioneer new possibilities

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.

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03 February 2023

Black History Month Resources

Our DEI Ambassadors compiled resources in preparation for Black History Month to help faculty incorporate more Black voices and perspectives into curricula. As the DEI Ambassadors share, “We all have a responsibility to…

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Kindergarten loves animals! Ms. Silverstein shared, “We have been recently learning about different farm animals and what makes them unique. To help us remember their Chinese characters, we used our creative art skills to paint out “the secrets” or special characteristics of each animal to highlight the pictograph elements of the Chinese written language.”
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