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Evolution of the Mission

September 19, 2019 Many of you may be familiar with the work of the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908-1970). Maslow articulated a theory of human motivation that he captured in his well-known “hierarchy of needs.” According to my understanding of Maslow, human beings are motivated to fulfill certain human... » read more
Board of Trustees 2019-2020

Welcome from New Board Chair Mary Powell

September 05, 2019 Dear CAIS Community: On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to wish everyone a hearty “Welcome back!” (or “Glad you’re here!” if you’ve just joined the CAIS community). I feel a special solidarity with both returning and new families alike. Even... » read more
Eighth graders present for industry panelist critiques

Creating Their Place in the World

May 22, 2019 As they get ready to go out into the wider world, eighth graders are finishing their CAIS careers strong with an interdisciplinary project about social movements and how to affect change in the world. Guided by Social Studies teacher Alice Woodman-Russell, English teacher Jack Crow, and... » read more
League Champion Girls 6th Grade Firedragons

6th Grade Firedragons Win Futsal Playoffs

May 10, 2019 UPDATE: Girls 6th Grade Futsal wins SFAL Championship 8-1 over Friends! Boys 6th Grade Futsal played their hearts out but fell 9-4 to CDS BLACK in a very competitive final! Boys JV defeated Kittredge 10-5 in the Semi Finals on Wednesday and will be playing in the finals this... » read more
MATHCOUNTS team earns 2nd place in Golden Gate Chapter competition

Mathletes Advancing to State Competition

February 23, 2019   Congratulations to our CAIS mathletes who placed second in the 36th Annual Golden Gate Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition this past weekend! CAIS mathletes competed against eleven other San Francisco public and private schools before taking one of the top spots. Congratulations to... » read more
Demonstrating the Phanachet Design Lab's vacuum former

Bay Area Maker Educator Meetup Hosted at CAIS

February 14, 2019 This month, Design Lab Director Jason Mickelson hosted the monthly Bay Area Maker Meetup at our Phanachet Design Lab. Designed to support maker educators, these meetups provide opportunities for educators to share ideas, provide support, network, and — most importantly — do a little... » read more
Human Library held again at 888 Campus

Human Library 2

December 14, 2018 By Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee The Middle School just hosted its second Human Library event Friday, December 14, an all-school afternoon dedicated to hearing stories from people who have experienced prejudice and discrimination based on some aspect of their identity. As befits our... » read more
The International School in Portland invited Ms. Kennedy as guest artist

Teaching Lion Dance Traditions at TIS

December 07, 2018 By Music and Movement Specialist Susan Kennedy I spent the week of December 3-7 at The International School (TIS) in Portland, OR, as a guest artist, sharing CAIS’s school tradition of lion dancing for special events. The International School includes Japanese, Spanish, and Mandarin... » read more
CAIS contingent at Harvard for RIDES Institute

Leaders at Large

November 09, 2018 As leading professionals in the larger education field, the impact of CAIS administrators reaches well beyond our campus confines. Just within the past few weeks, for example: Embracing a National Leadership Role in DEI  Lower School Director Mary Antón, Ed.D. was tapped to lead the... » read more
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