Welcome from the Office of Admission
First of all, a very warm welcome from the Admissions office. While we are in unprecedented times and it sometimes seems as if the world has turned upside down, we thank you for your interest in CAIS in coming to this website to explore CAIS. There is a wealth of information for you to peruse. You can learn about our curriculum, get a feel for our school and see students in action at our open Q&A with applicant families event which took place in the spring. In particular please see our plans on Reopening CAIS as well as our Reimagining CAIS which lays out our focus and direction for the next five years. Please note that we will continue to accept applications for both our preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds as well as Kindergarten.
For the last four months of the school year, CAIS transitioned to distance learning. Please see some examples here of what that looked like. In the midst of change, the need for flexibility and planning for several different scenarios in the Fall, we have been thoughtful, deliberate and kept true to our mission to “Embrace Chinese, Become Our Best Selves, and Contribute to a Better World.” In preparing students for the complex world into which they will graduate, our dual language Chinese English immersion program continues to be “life changing. world changing.”
We know that the process of selecting a school for your child can be a daunting one, especially doing this virtually. We are here to help. An overview of the steps involved is available on the Admission Process page. Our admissions season for the school year will begin in the fall of 2020.
I do hope I will have the opportunity to meet you virtually. While it is not the same as meeting in person of attending a “live” tour or event, we will do our best to represent CAIS authentically to you. In the meantime we invite you to complete an online inquiry as a first step in your CAIS journey.
We look forward to sharing CAIS with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Vann-Adibe | 温莲达
Director of Admission | 招生部主任
Parent of Sophia ’12 and Kai ’17
CAIS follows the Principles of Good Practice in Admissions of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Bay Area Directors of Admission Principles of Good Practice. More information about admission to Bay Area independent schools is available at Independent Schools of the Bay Area.
Chinese American International School admits students of any race, color, religion, disability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and national or ethnic origin and accords to them all the privileges, programs, and activities at CAIS. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, adjusted tuition programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.