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Head shot of new Director of Admission Elaine Chang

Announcing Our New Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

April 20, 2022 As Head of School, one of the most important responsibilities I have is attracting, hiring, developing and retaining top-tier talent. Case in point: one year ago CAIS hired an outstanding early childhood educator, Elaine Chang. I had been trying to persuade Elaine to come to our school since spring... » read more
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ShowCAIS Coming Back IN PERSON

March 15, 2022 Thanks to improving conditions in San Francisco, we’re able to chart a reverse course from two years ago, shifting from a virtual event now to an In-Person ShowCAIS 2022 by popular acclaim.New Location: 19th Avenue campusSame Date: Saturday, May 7 at 6:... » read more
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
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
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