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Futsal Firedragon Champions 2023!

Friday, May 12 was a blur of flying feet across the futsal court as our 19th Avenue Gymnasium hosted the SFAL Futsal Finals. Four CAIS teams competed and both the…

May 12, 2023

CAIS Community Rocks in More than A Million Ways

Raising a Spectacular $1,110,000 for the People and Programs of CAIS From elegant feathers and cool cats to playful plague doctors and even three Mandalorian helmets, ShowCAIS attendees had a blast with…

May 10, 2023

Announcing a New Era for Firedragons Athletics

I am delighted to announce that we have hired Mr. Ken Su, an experienced, Mandarin-speaking Athletic Director and middle school physical education teacher for the 2023-24 school year. Among the…

May 05, 2023

Class of 2023’s Pandemic Perseverance Leads to Outstanding High School Outcomes

The move from Lower School to Middle School is a challenging one for all students, and being together as a class and having the in-person support of our outstanding sixth…

Apr 05, 2023

Time, Space, Program, and Staffing @ 19th Avenue

Since Spring 2022 we have been working with outside consultants to plan for the best way to evolve and innovate our program on the new campus. We are particularly focused…

Mar 23, 2023

In-Service Days—A Deep Learning Experience

On Monday, March 13, the Preschool and Kindergarten Chinese teaching teams visited our neighboring school, Silicon Valley International School, to visualize the possibilities of how indoor and outdoor space at 19th…

Mar 23, 2023

Back to the Future

Last week saw the welcome return of a pre-pandemic ritual—the departure of CAIS fifth graders for their two week Taiwan experience at the Chingshin Academy Middle School. Three years ago at…

Mar 22, 2023

Continuing to Excel in English

A perennial point of curiosity among prospective parents—which can sometimes even linger for current parents—is whether Mandarin immersion comes at the expense of achievement in English. The great news from…

Mar 21, 2023

Getting to 19th Avenue

The announcement to the CAIS community on October 27, 2021 that our bid for the 19th Avenue campus had been accepted was met with a level of celebration fitting for…

Mar 20, 2023

The “Extras” That Make Middle School Great

Early in my teaching career, I attended a presentation by former San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Bill Walsh where he focused on the importance of extracurricular activities in students’ lives….

Mar 02, 2023