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A Tribute to One of CAIS’s Founders—Justice Harry Low

We are deeply saddened to share that one of CAIS’s founders and San Francisco’s first Asian American judge, Harry Low, has passed. The SF Standard reports that his family confirmed he died Thursday at 90 in San Francisco (see the in memoriam article at…

Dec 10, 2021

School Spotlight — Kindness Wings

If you’re counting viewers’ smiles-per-second, then watching this video will likely be the best four minutes and fifty-four seconds you spend on something this week. In it, Preschool-Third Grade Studio Art Teacher Issy Taylor shares details about the Kindness Wings project that she worked on with her second grade students. As part of the Artist-of-the-Month program, the students learned about Chinese Canadian artist Lexy Ho-Tai and her imagined world of Kookerville. Students’ growing understanding of the artistic process and the human heart is a joy to behold.

Nov 19, 2021

Girls Varsity Cross Country Repeats as League Champions!

Athletic Director Hart Eddy exults, “HUGE CONGRATS ON AN EPIC SEASON!” as Girls Varsity Cross Country Firedragons repeat as SFAL Champs and Poppy B. ’23 and Liv A. ’25 win their individual races!

Nov 15, 2021

School Spotlight — Sean Mosconi

Sean Mosconi has deftly guided CAIS middle schoolers through the intense high school search process in the Bay Area and beyond, upholding our enviable tradition of fantastic high school placements.

Nov 05, 2021

CAIS Requiring Vaccination for ALL Ages 5+

As you no doubt know, the FDA recently gave emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year old children.  Shortly after, the CDC recommended the vaccine for all eligible children.

Nov 05, 2021

Firedragon Alumni Inspiration

Firedragon Athletics Alumni legends and current Lick Tigers Spencer G. ’19 and Mackenzie G. ’20 dropped in on the CAIS cross country practice to share their perspective on Middle School Athletics and the transition to competing at an elite high school level.

Oct 27, 2021

CAIS Takes Ownership of the 19th Avenue Campus

It’s been years in the making—and it’s going to take a few more years of work to fully realize the dream—but today CAIS took an enormous step toward creating a forever home for Chinese immersion education as we transferred ownership of the 19th Avenue Campus at the closing with the Sisters of Mercy. After 40 years of making our home in rented and shared spaces, CAIS at last is taking ownership of a campus that is all our own and will house all of our programs, current AND future!

Oct 27, 2021

School Spotlight — Mami Takahara

Oct 22, 2021

School Spotlight — Julie Farrell

Oct 08, 2021

Shyu Laoshi Shares Expertise at CELIN Webinar

First Grade Chinese Teacher Jing-Tyng (Teresa) Shyu was invited to speak at webinar hosted by Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) held in October.

Oct 02, 2021