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21st Century Cave Painting

Sixth grade artists recently began their collaborative Cave Project. Stemming from their Humanities unit on early humans, the project challenges students to create personal narratives in the style of early…

Oct 11, 2023

Serving the End User in Design Tech

In Design Tech students are learning new concepts that will be foundational for their whole lives. Here are two sixth graders who are learning about Design Thinking and Empathy Work,…

Sep 24, 2023

Tongue Twisters to Understand the Four Tones

In our first few weeks of Mandarin WLP class, the students began by exploring the four tones in Mandarin through fun body movements and tongue twisters. The tones are critical…

Sep 23, 2023

Middle School Art is in Full Swing!

Our artists have begun collaborating and expressing themselves through a variety of engaging activities and projects. Seventh and eighth graders explored synesthesia in art through a collaborative Mystery Box drawing…

Sep 22, 2023

A Peek Inside 6th Grade Math & Science Class

6th Grade Science: The Happiness Project As a social experiment and review of the scientific method, students tracked their mood before and after a chosen activity. Activities ranged from exercising,…

Sep 21, 2023

Mock Interviews Prep 8th Graders

Over the last decade, our eighth graders have enjoyed extremely positive results when applying to independent high schools. This is largely the result of the outstanding instruction our students receive from their…

Sep 20, 2023

New Middle School Faculty Reflect on Their First Weeks’ Experiences at CAIS

The 2023-2024 school year brings with it four faculty members new to the Middle School. Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director Ken Su and Design Technology Teacher Nick Barella have joined our…

Sep 19, 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

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