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Celebrating 99% Annual Fund Participation

A+ Annual Fund Results!

January 01, 2018 We’re borrowing a bit of the Kindergarten students’ excitement to exult, “YOU DID IT!” Co-Chairs, Class Captains, and Trustees rallied an astounding 99% of CAIS families to provide a crucial component of the school’s budget. CAIS counts on Annual Fund support to... » read more
Alumni Reunion 2017

Cookies and Cocoa 2017

December 20, 2017 Just before Winter Break, a record-setting 100+ alumni and alumni parents from grades 2010-2017 gathered in The Carroll Family Learning Center at the 888 Campus for the 3rd annual Cookies & Cocoa Alumni Reunion.  The only thing warmer than the cocoa and sweeter than the cookies were... » read more
LGBTQ Speakers Bureau volunteer speaker Bonny Llyn visits the 888 Campus

Middle School Speaker on Gender and Orientation

November 27, 2017 CAIS welcomed LGBTQ Speakers Bureau volunteer speaker Bonny Llyn to the 888 Campus. She visited Middle School classes and spoke about sexual orientation and her own experiences, informed the students about LGBTQ and ally resources in the area, and answered students’ many thoughtful ... » read more
Congratulations on a great 2017 cross country season!

Firedragons a Speedy Blur at Cross Country Finals

November 07, 2017 The following Cross Country Firedragons blazed a path to top 10 finishes in each category at the SFAL Finals held at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park on Monday, November 6: Varsity Girls - Lena H. and Hetti H. Varsity Boys - Spencer G. JV Girls - Nora C. JV Boys - Ross H... » read more
CAIS presenting at Chinese Innovation Forum 2017

Leading the Field

October 26, 2017 Two years ago, CAIS helped found the Chinese Innovation Forum in Monterey, with the purpose of promoting innovative teaching in Chinese. This month a CAIS contingent attended and presented at the 2017 Chinese Innovation Forum in Seattle at the University of Washington, including: Chinese... » read more
Water Play at Pre-K

Making a Splash

October 25, 2017 Taking advantage of San Francisco’s “actual” summer, ECD held Water Play Day this week, which refreshingly coincided with the hot weather! This annual Pre-K activity is one of two marquee days of interactive art on the playground that Ms. Ostapinski organizes (along with Messy... » read more
Nicholas, Theo, and Darwin getting ready to rehearse for Turandot

On the Big Stage

September 18, 2017   Earlier this month, CAIS fifth graders went on a field trip to attend a dress rehearsal of SF Opera’s production of Turandot. On Friday, September 15, Music and Movement Teacher Susan Kennedy graciously interviewed four CAIS fifth graders who are performing in the production at SF... » read more
Middle School gathered for an off-site intro to advisory groups

Student-Centered Schedule Changes at Middle School

September 15, 2017 Middle School Director Joe Williamson shared at Back to School Night that, in addition to moving to an eight day schedule, CAIS has added three student-focused improvements to the new schedule.  A student clubs period and Zhang Heng period have been incorporated into the schedule, each... » read more
Summer Campers Have a Blast

Playing with Chinese

July 13, 2017 Wang Laoshi shares a video she made of students doing fun activities, playing games and designing toys in and out of classroom during the first Summer Camp session. Enjoy! 2017 CAIS Summer Camp Session I from CAIS on Vimeo. » read more
Presenting the Philip Butler Smith Volunteer of the Year Award

Parents Help Make CAIS Great!

May 24, 2017 “The partnerships and friendships that exist in our community are a key ingredient to the school’s success, and one of the ways that this manifests itself is the spirit of volunteerism that exists among our supportive and engaged parents. As a token of gratitude for all the work our parents... » read more
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