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Building a Legacy: A Board Member’s Vision for CAIS

In the heart of CAIS, a story unfolds—one that intertwines the passion for education, community spirit, and a desire to leave a lasting legacy. Meet John Wang, father of Ella…

Nov 29, 2023

USF Basketball Visits the 888 Campus

At CAIS, one of the many ways we embrace Chinese culture is by connecting students with local communities via hands-on interactions. This supports students’ future growth both inside and outside the classroom and…

Nov 15, 2023

When the Students Can Become the Teachers

Each spring fifth and eighth graders’ Chinese proficiency levels are assessed using the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Chinese Program Director Cindy Chiang (right) shared this year’s thrilling results showing that 75.6% of the Class…

Nov 14, 2023

Why do we create and what do we include in a student’s portfolio in Preschool?

In Preschool, we provide individualized teaching and learning to young children and each family will receive your child’s student portfolio four times a year. We implement research-based curricula and learning…

Nov 02, 2023

What Is a Preschool Learning Story?

A learning story is a narrative written by teachers or educators to capture a child’s learning experiences, progress, and development over time. It provides a holistic view of a child’s…

Nov 02, 2023

What Is a Preschool Developmental Profile?

Preschool teachers conduct students’ Preschool Developmental Profiles at the beginning and end of the school year. These profiles help both teachers and families gain a better understanding of your child’s…

Nov 02, 2023

19th Ave Student Transportation Strategy

Having been in conversation with the community for more than a year and actively researching ways to meet concerns and opportunities for the better part of 2023, I am able…

Oct 17, 2023

Bringing Science to Life for Middle Schoolers

Seventh graders recently participated in an exercise lab where they looked at how different exercises impacted their heart beats. Performing burpees, jumping jacks, and squats they then monitored their heart…

Oct 12, 2023

21st Century Cave Painting

Sixth grade artists recently began their collaborative Cave Project. Stemming from their Humanities unit on early humans, the project challenges students to create personal narratives in the style of early…

Oct 11, 2023

Happy Teacher’s Day 2023 & Confucius’s 2,574th Birthday!

We’re celebrating CAIS faculty (such as our second grade team shown above co-teaching math in Chinese and English) on the birthday of the great teacher, Confucius. In honor of this…

Sep 28, 2023