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When the Students Can Become the Teachers

Each spring fifth and eighth graders’ Chinese proficiency levels are assessed using the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Chinese Program Director Cindy Chiang (right) shared this year’s thrilling results showing that 75.6% of the Class…

Nov 14, 2023

Happy Teacher’s Day 2023 & Confucius’s 2,574th Birthday!

We’re celebrating CAIS faculty (such as our second grade team shown above co-teaching math in Chinese and English) on the birthday of the great teacher, Confucius. In honor of this…

Sep 28, 2023

Meaningful Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 Zhōng qiū jié, sometimes called the Moon Festival in the West) is next Friday, September 29. It is one of the most important, family-centered holidays in…

Sep 22, 2023

“Fall” Into More Than 50 After School Enrichment Classes at CAIS

Once again our students will have an outstanding array of after school offerings to enjoy at CAIS this fall. The 50+ Fall Enrichment Classes span a range of interests in…

Jul 24, 2023

Futsal Firedragon Champions 2023!

Friday, May 12 was a blur of flying feet across the futsal court as our 19th Avenue Gymnasium hosted the SFAL Futsal Finals. Four CAIS teams competed and both the…

May 12, 2023

CAIS Community Rocks in More than A Million Ways

Raising a Spectacular $1,110,000 for the People and Programs of CAIS From elegant feathers and cool cats to playful plague doctors and even three Mandalorian helmets, ShowCAIS attendees had a blast with…

May 10, 2023

Announcing a New Era for Firedragons Athletics

I am delighted to announce that we have hired Mr. Ken Su, an experienced, Mandarin-speaking Athletic Director and middle school physical education teacher for the 2023-24 school year. Among the…

May 05, 2023

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

Back to the Future

Last week saw the welcome return of a pre-pandemic ritual—the departure of CAIS fifth graders for their two week Taiwan experience at the Chingshin Academy Middle School. Three years ago at…

Mar 22, 2023

The “Extras” That Make Middle School Great

Early in my teaching career, I attended a presentation by former San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Bill Walsh where he focused on the importance of extracurricular activities in students’ lives….

Mar 02, 2023