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Evolution of the Mission

Many of you may be familiar with the work of the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908-1970). Maslow articulated a theory of human motivation that he captured in his well-known “hierarchy of needs.” According to my understanding of Maslow, human beings are motivated to fulfill certain human needs before they can fulfill other, loftier needs.

Sep 19, 2019

Welcome from New Board Chair Mary Powell

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to wish everyone a hearty “Welcome back!” (or “Glad you’re here!” if you’ve just joined the CAIS community). I feel a special solidarity with both returning and new families alike. Even though my family has been at CAIS for nearly a decade, we’re now getting used to a new mode—being alumni parents—as our eldest just graduated this past June and is off to high school.

Sep 05, 2019

Creating Their Place in the World

As they get ready to go out into the wider world, eighth graders are finishing their CAIS careers strong with an interdisciplinary project about social movements and how to affect change in the world. Guided by Social Studies teacher Alice Woodman-Russell, English teacher Jack Crow, and Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee, students have been researching a cause they are passionate about and building a website that tells the story of this cause and offers a compelling call to action for positive change. Students selected issues including:

May 22, 2019

Sixth Grade Firedragons Win Futsal Playoffs

Girls 6th Grade Futsal wins 2019 SFAL Championship 8-1 over Friends!

May 10, 2019