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Link to Cindy Chiang video celebrating First 100 Days at CAIS

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

January 27, 2022 Happy Lunar Year of Tiger Wishes and Prospects for the Chinese Program By Chinese Program Director Cindy Chiang This year, the first day of the Lunar New Year falls on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. For those of you who did not grow up in Taiwan or China, you may find it hard to... » read more
Welcome from CAIS Admissions

Apply Today for 2022-2023

January 13, 2022 CAIS is accepting applications for school year 2022-2023. Complete the application form here. Eligibility information is listed below. For more details about the Admission Process, click here. Preschool: Children must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2022. We have a... » read more
Students enjoyed culinary lessons at 春FUN 2021

Staying Local for Spring 2022 Global Programs

January 06, 2022 At the height of the pandemic in 2020, I recall joking with my friends and family (on a new technology called “Zoom,” naturally) about what it would be like if the pandemic ended with a hard stop. As in, one day, the sirens would blare and we would pour into the streets, rip off... » read more
Justice Harry Low

A Tribute to One of CAIS’s Founders—Justice Harry Low

December 10, 2021 We are deeply saddened to share that one of CAIS’s founders and San Francisco’s first Asian American judge, Harry Low, has passed. The SF Standard reports that his family confirmed he died Thursday at 90 in San Francisco (see the in memoriam article at this link). Justice Low had... » read more
Cross Country Firedragons 2021-2022

Girls Varsity Cross Country Repeats as League Champions!

November 15, 2021 Athletic Director Hart Eddy exults, “HUGE CONGRATS ON AN EPIC SEASON!” as Girls Varsity Cross Country Firedragons repeat as SFAL Champs and Poppy B. ’23 and Liv A. ’25 win their individual races!   Coach Eddy also shares, “Thank you to everyone who participated this year!... » read more
毅力 Perseverance

CAIS Requiring Vaccination for ALL Ages 5+

November 05, 2021 [excerpt from Bissell’s Brief — November 5, 2021] As you no doubt know, the FDA recently gave emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year old children.  Shortly after, the CDC recommended the vaccine for all eligible children.  ... » read more
19th Avenue Campus - Future Home of CAIS

CAIS Takes Ownership of the 19th Avenue Campus

October 27, 2021 It’s been years in the making—and it’s going to take a few more years of work to fully realize the dream—but today CAIS took an enormous step toward creating a forever home for Chinese immersion education as we transferred ownership of the 19th Avenue Campus at the closing with the Sisters of Mercy... » read more
CAIS Faculty at Golden Gate Park during Launch Week 2021

Celebrating Confucius' Birthday / Teachers' Day

September 28, 2021 We’re celebrating CAIS faculty (shown above gathered in Golden Gate Park for Launch Week before school started) on the birthday of the great teacher, Confucius. In honor of this two-part holiday, we have a word “duet” of thoughtful pieces from Head of School Jeff Bissell and... » read more
Students sporting their pomelo hats for Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival — A Festival in Our Heart

September 21, 2021 In September we celebrate one of the most important festivals in Asian countries, 中秋节 (zhōng qiū jié), the Mid-Autumn Festival. When life threw us a curveball last year, our whole school demonstrated perseverance, courage and resilience by working hand in hand (though socially distanced, of... » read more
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