Admission Process

Grade/Age Eligibility Requirements for 2022-2023 Applicants

  • Preschool: Children must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2022. We have a mixed age Preschool comprising three- and four-year-olds. No knowledge of Mandarin is necessary.

  • Kindergarten: Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022. No knowledge of Mandarin is necessary.

  • 1st-8th Grade: Adequate levels of Mandarin and English are necessary to meet CAIS grade level standards.

Contact the Admission Office at  


Help Us Get to Know You

Please begin the process by filling out the online inquiry form


Get to Know CAIS 

We offer two events to get to know CAIS: our CAIS 101 and our Info Session. We encourage you to attend both.

CAIS 101 

CAIS 101 will bring to life CAIS values and the CAIS experience. During this hour long virtual event, teachers and administrators will share true stories of learning in the classroom. We are working on new stories from this past academic year to share with you at this year’s CAIS 101. There will also be a Q and A after our stories. Please sign up here.

Info Sessions 

Our Info Sessions are a deep dive into aspects of our program including our new campus, our Preschool full immersion program, and our culture of learning. Please sign up here.

See Our Campuses

Enjoy this campus tour of our present three campuses.

Please note we are planning to move the whole school into our new home on 19th Avenue in the 2023-2024 school year.

Please contact for a follow-up conversation should you wish. 



The application link for this year’s admissions season will be open on October 1, 2021. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, January 3, 2022. After application, in your confirmation email, you will see a link to sign up for a one-on-one family meeting with Director of Admission Linda Vann-Adibe. 

An important piece of information for us is the evaluation form. Below are the links to the recommendation form to be completed by your child’s Preschool (if they attend one) or school. The deadline for this form is February 11, 2022.

Preschool-K Student Evaluation Form 

First-Eighth Grade Student Evaluation Form  

Getting to know your child is an important part of our admissions process. In these unusual circumstances, there will not be the customary playdates on campus. More information about our virtual playdates for Preschool and applicant videos for Kindergarten will be forthcoming. 

Notifications for the 2022-2023 school year admissions will be emailed in March 2022.

  • Preschool: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Kindergarten-Eighth Grade: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Questions? Please contact us via

Preschool Playground