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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
CAIS Giants Game Party Sign Up

Take CAIS Out to the Ballgame!

May 12, 2017 A long-running ShowCAIS tradition has been the Fifth Grade Giants Party Sign Up spearheaded by beloved Fifth Grade teacher (and multi-sport coach) Mr. Ron Morris. Thirty-five CAIS students took in an epic-length home game at AT&T Park and the smiles were as big as the game was long! Mr. Morris... » read more
Releasing the Trout at Lake Merced

Shout Out for Trout!

April 24, 2017 In science this spring, students have been participating in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Trout in the Classroom program, in which rainbow trout were hatched and raised in our classroom.  Students learned about the trout life cycle and their habitat and the ... » read more
Vote for 7th Graders' Video Contest Entry by March 29!

Thanks for voting CAIS Students' Wonderful Work

March 25, 2017 CAIS 7th graders Lena H., Alice C., and Anuhea T.’s video on Wuzhen, the “Venice of China,” has been named Semi-Finalist in the Youth Voices on China contest. Many thanks to the CAIS... » read more
Introducing Woodworking to the Pre-K Curriculum

Woodworking in ECD

March 21, 2017 When people think of woodworking in a preschool classroom, their reaction is usually one of surprise, concern, and even horror.  Real tools in the hands of three, four and five year olds?!  In the early childhood community, woodworking is recognized as a highly valuable activity for... » read more
8th Grader Lila C Cheered on by Family and Friends Alike

Cheering for Our Champ!

March 01, 2017 As winner (and defending champion from 2016) of the CAIS Spelling Bee, eighth grader Lila C. went on to the written round of the regional contest. We were delighted to learn that she has once again made the cut for the Bay Area Spelling Bee written exam (where the 200 school champs were whittled... » read more
Ms. Lee Interviews Author Chen Jiang Hong

A Personal Window into History

February 28, 2017 This Monday, February 27, 2017 author/illustrator Chen Jiang Hong visited CAIS all the way from Paris. He spoke with the 8th grade Chinese classes about his book Mao and Me, an autobiographical picture book about his childhood in China during the Cultural Revolution. He also visited the Lower... » read more
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