Founded in 1981, CAIS was the first Mandarin immersion school in the United States. An independent school serving preschool through eighth grade, we are currently located in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and span across three campuses. We are working toward moving to our new 19th Avenue campus in 2024.
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At CAIS, we are committed to inspiring and empowering learners to: Embrace Chinese, Become Our Best Selves, and Contribute to a Better World
Faculty & Staff
Whether current families and faculty, trustees, alumni families, grandparents, or friends, the CAIS community comprises thousands of people over 41 years who believe in embracing Chinese, becoming their best selves, and contributing to a better world.
Learn more about how to become a part of this team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Mandarin immersion school