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Fifth grader Lauren K.’s artwork featured on the Mass Greeting program

Bissell vs. Beyonce: How to Respectfully Embrace Another Culture

February 04, 2016 Head of School Jeff Bissell shares his latest blog post and CAIS community message in celebration of Chinese New Year. His thought-provoking piece shines a light on what it means to “Embrace Chinese” by going beyond the stunning sights and sounds of Chinese New Year to the deep... » read more
CAIS program profile featured in Asia Society newsletter January 29

CAIS Collecting Great Notices

January 29, 2016 This week CAIS was featured in the January issue of the Asia Society’s e-newsletter Chinese Language Matters as well as the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) Inspiration Lab.  The Asia Society article highlights CAIS as one of the exemplary schools... » read more

Gearing up for Spring Futsal

January 26, 2016 Futsal practices and team placements will begin the week of February 22 and continue daily though the Final Championship game May 13. All 5th through 8th grade players of any ability are encouraged to join. All players must commit to at least one practice a week to be eligible to play in... » read more
CAIS students play in area bridge tournament

Bridging the Generations with Bridge

January 26, 2016 Deborah Drysdale of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) shared some enthusiastic reflections on the CAIS students’ participation in a recent bridge tournament. (ACBL conducts the after school enrichment course AOI6. Learn to Play Bridge for CAIS’s Extended Day program.) ... » read more
Philharmonia Baroque members perform for CAIS seventh graders

Sound Blast from the Past

January 22, 2016 Seventh graders enjoyed a performance by members of the Philharmonia Baroque orchestra in the Sensato Performing Arts Room (S201) at the 888 Campus. The group plays period music on period instruments and gave a demonstration as part of the seventh grade unit on the evolution of early... » read more
Solar panels powering 150 Oak Campus

Our Greener Future Begins Now

January 12, 2016 This summer NCIS worked with Occidental Power and BBJ Electric to install a solar power grid atop the 150 Oak Campus. Daniel Klingebiel of NCIS is very pleased to share now, “The solar PV array inspections are complete and with PG&E’s consent the system was interconnected with... » read more
The memories were sweet and the spirit even warmer than the cocoa!

Alumni Share Hot Cocoa and Warm Memories

December 16, 2015 Yang Laoshi had a look of pure joy and astonishment when she emerged from a classroom to find former students now grown up and visiting the library for reunion. More than 80 alumni and alumni parents joined more than a dozen faculty and staff for a festive gathering at the Oak Street campus on... » read more
Head of School Jeff Bissell guides students through a Dim Sum meal

Diving into Dim Sum with Mr. Bissell

December 15, 2015 The fun finale of the Live Auction at ShowCAIS 2015 was a good spirited “bidding war” for Dim Sum with Mr. Bissell. In the end, four families went in together on this memorable experience for their children. On Friday, December 11, Head of School Jeff Bissell gathered first graders Calista A... » read more
"Hour of Code" peppered throughout the week at CAIS

Crazy About Coding at CAIS

December 11, 2015 Taking part in the annual Hour of Code, all Kindergarten through eighth grade CAIS students completed self-paced, 1-hour tutorials that introduced them to basic programming skills. Core concepts include: pattern recognition, problem solving, spatial visualization, sequencing, loops,... » read more
Eighth Grade Gold decorated the neighboring lobby on Turk Street

Good Neighbors | Good Deeds

December 08, 2015 Students in Eighth Grade Gold brought some holiday cheer to residents at neighboring Parkview Terraces Senior Housing across from the 888 Campus on Turk Street. Learning Center Coordinator Cassy Lee had reached out to Parkview management to see if they could use assistance and was happy to learn... » read more
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