Welcome 欢迎 (huānyíng), to the Chinese American International School, the oldest Mandarin immersion school in the nation. Founded in San Francisco in 1981, CAIS is a leader in its field and prides itself on being a life changing, world changing institution.
For 42 years, CAIS has prepared students to navigate the interconnected world they will inherit. At CAIS, we have created a challenging educational program which provides students with the academic skills and core social emotional competencies that will serve them across American and Chinese language and culture. We envision new generations of passionate, engaged, and reflective learners who lead meaningful and impactful lives across languages and cultures—and it is our commitment to foster this future.
If this vision interests you, I encourage you to visit our school and get to know us better. Familiarize yourself with our educational programs and the group of talented, dedicated and creative students, educators, parents and friends who comprise our inclusive community.
Jeff Bissell | 毕杰夫
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August 23, 2022—Updated COVID Protocols 2022-2023
July 11, 2022—Update on 19th Avenue Campus Timeline
June 18, 2022 — Vaccinations Now Available for Childen Six Months+
June 10, 2022 — End of the School Year
May 25, 2022: Resources for Families Following Texas School Shooting
May 6, 2022 — Masks: Keeping Kids in School
January 12, 2022 – Enhanced Masking and Understanding Weekly Screening Protocols
January 1, 2022 – Return to School Protocols Following Winter Break
December 16, 2021 – Spring Global Programs Announcement
November 12, 2021 — COVID Vaccination Guide for Ages 5+
October 27, 2021 – Special Bulletin Celebrating Transfer of Ownership of 19th Avenue Campus to CAIS
August 27, 2021 – Welcome to the Start of School
August 12, 2021 Community Message