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Chan Family

“Choosing CAIS, a school with a persistent dedication to nurturing not just academic excellence, but also the holistic development of every child, has been transformative for our family. Not only has Asher thrived academically (and we have no Mandarin speaking experience), he’s also developed invaluable skills in emotional regulation, empathy, and resilience. CAIS’ school commitment to fostering their core values is setting up our children for success not only in the classroom but also in life beyond.”

Mar 26, 2024

Soares Family

“Our family always knew we wanted to immerse Claire in a third language at an early age when her brain is really receptive to different languages. And language is deeply tied to culture. Our first contact with CAIS was very positive, the faculty and staff went beyond our expectations. We could understand how they develop proficiency in Mandarin, but also address other aspects of the student’s growth and development. CAIS encompasses academic excellence, cultural understanding, extracurricular activities, and social and emotional development. And the best part as a parent is to witness how happy your child is while watching her progress, how she’s evolving.”

Mar 20, 2024

CAIS Students Outpace Monolingual School Peers 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…

Mar 13, 2024

The Long & Short (& Medium) of It! (Part 3 of 3)

In the Long Term — Strategy Our current strategic vision, “Reimagining CAIS” was intended to extend to 2025. We experienced some zigs and zags with the pandemic, but we have…

Mar 08, 2024

The Long & Short (& Medium) of It! Part 2 of 3

In the Medium Term—2025, 2026… Our new facilities offer programming opportunities that we will not be designing immediately. Part of the reason is bandwidth as we contend with the exciting…

Mar 08, 2024

The Long & Short (& Medium) of It! (Part 1 of 3)

Whenever I walk around the 19th Avenue campus, I am flooded with ideas for what CAIS could become. Expansive outdoor spaces, the theater and arts building, the gym, the learning…

Mar 08, 2024

Mok Family

“We grew up attending international schools in Asia (with some fellow CAIS parents) so it’s amazing to be able to have our kids at CAIS growing up together as well! We love the teachers at CAIS for how much they genuinely care about the kids. When we ask Chloe who her best friends are at school she unfailingly says “Laoshi! Teacher is my favorite!”

Mar 07, 2024

Investing in CAIS’s Future: A Family’s Commitment to Excellence

Since 1981, CAIS has been a beacon of excellence, nurturing young minds in a bilingual and bicultural environment. Yet, like any institution committed to growth, CAIS recognizes the need to…

Mar 07, 2024

Burgio Family

“We started looking at CAIS in fall of 2019. At the time we had our older two in another preschool and we were pregnant with our 3rd daughter. We wanted to get ahead of the process and find a school that would extend beyond pre-school, into kindergarten and middle school.Throughout the admission process of attending the various events, we developed a relationship with the previous Admissions Director, Linda, who was always so welcoming and generous with her time. As we attended various events to learn more about the school, we met more people along the way. Molly was head of the PTA at Little Bee our last year there and got to witness first-hand how community support was key and realized that was a big part of the CAIS experience. We knew several families that had chosen CAIS and had conversations with them about the structure, support, curriculum, teachers, etc. Additionally, every time we attended an event at CAIS everything seemed so organized. Everyone was genuinely happy to get to know you and bring you into the community.”

Feb 29, 2024

Mass Greeting Morale Boost

Educational researchers have long observed that February is often a low point for teacher morale, with positive attitudes for teaching falling off from their high in September and then bouncing…

Feb 19, 2024