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Lunar New Year Reflections for Year of the Rabbit

In mainland China, where I lived from 1999 to 2010, school children enjoy a month-long Lunar New Year holiday. Because I worked in a school during those years, I always…

Jan 18, 2023

CAIS Co-Hosting Sixth Annual Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum

Six years ago, CAIS spearheaded the creation of a conference for early childhood educators to share best practices and innovations in Mandarin immersion. Working once again with our outstanding peer…

Jan 11, 2023

Keeping Our Focus on Chinese Current Events

Like many of you, I have been spending more time thinking about China lately, based on recent events there.  This would include the apparent unsustainability of China’s “Zero Covid” policy,…

Dec 16, 2022

No Mandarin (Yet)? No Problem

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a limited number of openings for qualified 6th-8th students through a Mandarin World Language Pathway at Middle School beginning next…

Dec 13, 2022

Learning Math and Science in Preschool

Ever wonder how children learn math and science in preschool? Preschool children learn the best when they have a problem in mind that really interests them and they must look for…

Nov 04, 2022

Forming Our First Ever DEI Ambassadors Team

In the five years since the CAIS community’s creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement, the school has iterated a variety of approaches to organizing and leading our vital…

Oct 26, 2022

CAIS Resuming Global Learning Experiences

Students and parents gathered at the 888 Campus to hear about the exciting plans to resume travel to Taiwan this school year for 7th & 8th Grade (5th Grade, too,…

Oct 20, 2022

Happy Teachers’ Day on Confucius’s 2,573rd Birthday

Conventional wisdom has it that today, September 28, is Confucius’s 2,573rd birthday. That makes him even older than I am. In Taiwan, Teachers’ Day is also celebrated on Confucius’s birthday. …

Sep 28, 2022

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the CAIS Community and Belongingness

中美社区 ~ 归属中秋节特写 CAIS Community & BelongingnessFeaturing Mid-Autumn Festival When it comes to September, people in Asian countries look forward to celebrating one of the most important festivals, 中秋节 (zhōng…

Sep 18, 2022

Middle School Mayhem 2022

Now in its sixth year, this extremely fun Middle School tradition kicks off student Advisory Groups with a field day to build bonds and understanding. Through healthy competition, the Advisory…

Sep 01, 2022