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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

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

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

Plagiarism, Student Writing, and AI

Several days ago, I received an email from one of our students containing an absolutely wonderful poem about the CAIS Middle School that was so touching I almost cried reading…

Feb 02, 2023

Appreciating the Strengths of Our Middle Schoolers

Classroom Ambassadors I am continually impressed by our middle school students and the outstanding work our faculty do preparing them not only for middle school, but for high school and…

Jan 06, 2023

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

The “Coolest Student Activity” at CAIS

You may feel I’m repeating myself when I share how much I enjoy the sixth grade Lion Dance at Mass Greeting. My apologies—it’s just that it is the coolest student activity…

Nov 17, 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

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

Graduation 2022

The Class of 2022 became the first CAIS eighth grade to graduate in the theater at the new 19th Avenue campus on June 9. Alumna Kelsey Rasmussen ’12 served as…

Jun 22, 2022