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…
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Ever wonder how children learn math and science in preschool? Preschool children learn the best when they have a problem in mind that really interests them and they must look for…
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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