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Last week we hosted consultants Simon Jeynes and Jenny Knight with whom we have been working since last spring to assist us with designing a school calendar and schedule for…

Oct 15, 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

Reimagining Our Importance in the World

This past weekend I experienced a confluence of conflicting emotions, an experience that my wise colleague Tim Reitz has pointed out has become somewhat emblematic of the times in which…

Sep 12, 2022

Update on 19th Avenue Campus Timeline

As we work on renovating the 19th Avenue campus for our move, it has become increasingly clear that we will not be moving classes to our new campus in August of 2023. A…

Jul 12, 2022

Reflecting On A Year of Success

As a counterpoint to the extra stresses of school in a pandemic, Head of Early Childhood Wei Qian encouraged our Educational Leadership Team to begin our weekly meetings this year…

Jun 10, 2022

19th Avenue Campus Already a Hub of CAIS Activity

I’d like to highlight all of the things that have been happening with and at the 19th Avenue campus. There has been a lot of activity, and we are getting…

Apr 01, 2022

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

First 100 Days at CAIS In light of celebrating the Lunar New Year in a huge way tomorrow, it means so much to me and my fellow Chinese faculty to see our…

Jan 27, 2022

Extraordinary Campus News for CAIS

We haven’t had news this big to share since Carol Ruth Silver first founded CAIS in 1981. Since those hope-filled days, CAIS has remained the pioneering home for Chinese immersion…

Apr 05, 2021

Celebrating Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox

Enjoy a recording of this year’s Mass Greeting and past performances as well. The Lunar New Year is approaching—New Year’s day is Friday, February 12, in fact. At CAIS we welcome the Lunar…

Feb 11, 2021