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Class of 2023’s Pandemic Perseverance Leads to Outstanding High School Outcomes

The move from Lower School to Middle School is a challenging one for all students, and being together as a class and having the in-person support of our outstanding sixth…

Apr 05, 2023

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

Cross Grade Connection with Qin Shi Huang Puppet Show

Qin Shi Huang was the first emperor of China, and he had so many magnificent achievements as well as harsh criticism from his people. Was Qin Shi Huang a great…

Feb 16, 2024

American Progress…Reimagined

Eighth grade ESS students began their unit on westward expansion by identifying and analyzing the many symbols in John Gast’s 1872 painting “American Progress.” As a culmination of the unit,…

Feb 15, 2024

Time Warp Opens!

The most eagerly awaited event in CAIS Theater history is just two weeks away, and you can feel the excitement as the cast and crew throw their energies and creativity…

Feb 14, 2024

Learning through Celebration

February is an exciting time in the Mandarin World Language Pathway class as we celebrate the most important holiday in Chinese culture! It is filled with good wishes, laughter, and…

Feb 13, 2024

共庆龙年 Celebrating the Year of the Dragon!

I arrived at CAIS in 2010, which means this is my second time around the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle and my second Dragon Year at the school. To be honest,…

Feb 07, 2024

Eight Things to Know About Mass Greeting 2024 at CAIS (龙年团拜及迎春大会)

1. Lunar New Year is also called Spring Festival (春节 Chūn jié) in Chinese tradition. It means the first day of the lunar calendar that cycles through 12 signs of…

Jan 23, 2024

Lion Dance Super Fan

I am a huge fan of Mass Greeting, and especially of the sixth grade Lion Dance. Current Middle School students and alumni have shared with me how they watched the…

Jan 18, 2024

College Athletes Inspiring Middle Schoolers

The University of San Francisco women’s basketball program has been collaborating with our Middle School girls basketball program through “Empowering Futures: USF Women’s Basketball Players Inspire Middle School Girls.” In a heartwarming…

Jan 17, 2024

Ready for Mandarin Fun in the Sun?

Sign your little one(s) up for CAIS Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp. We’ll be holding two, three-week sessions of Preschool Summer Camp (ages 3+, current CAIS P2 students also welcome) and…

Jan 08, 2024