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Wishing the Class of 2021 the Best in Their Outstanding High School Placements

In any year, the high school search process for the Bay Area and beyond is exceptionally complex and competitive. The pandemic gave the added wrinkle of moving the process entirely…

Aug 30, 2021

Announcing New Head of Early Childhood Wei Qian

There is a famous line in the Confucian text Meng Zi,《孟子》that says “one cannot have both fish and bear paw” (鱼与熊掌不可兼得). In the fourth century BCE, fish and bear paw were…

Apr 19, 2021

Traveling the World Right Here at Home

Due to the pandemic for the second consecutive school year, we cancelled long-awaited trips to Taiwan, Guilin, and Yunnan, not to mention a whole host of smaller annual events that…

Apr 07, 2021

A Campus for ALL of CAIS and ALL Our Own

We haven’t had news this big to share since Carol Ruth Silver first founded CAIS in 1981. Since those hope-filled days, CAIS has remained the pioneering home for Chinese immersion…

Apr 05, 2021

Announcing New Chinese Program Director Cindy Chiang

Sad as we are to say farewell to departing rock star Kevin Chang after this school year, we are relieved and thrilled that lightning has struck CAIS twice. After an…

Mar 26, 2021

CAIS’s Role in Addressing Anti-Asian Aggression and Violence

Community has always been CAIS’s X factor, and we turn to community for strength when we face challenges. At CAIS, close to 80% of our families have at least one…

Mar 09, 2021

CAIS’s Role in Addressing Anti-Asian Aggression and Violence

The Lunar New Year is approaching — New Year’s day is Friday, February 12, in fact. At CAIS we welcome the Lunar New Year with our school’s biggest and most…

Mar 08, 2021

Celebrating Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox

Enjoy a recording of this year’s Mass Greeting and past performances as well. The Lunar New Year is approaching—New Year’s day is Friday, February 12, in fact. At CAIS we welcome the Lunar…

Feb 11, 2021

Reopening K-8 in Person

Teams from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) visited CAIS campuses on Oak and Turk Streets as the final step in our application process for reopening school. Pandemic…

Oct 02, 2020

2020-2021 to be Chinese Program Director Kevin Chang’s “Victory Lap”

Dear CAIS Community, A global pandemic. Deteriorating air quality from the now annual wildfires. In recent days I have asked my colleagues, somewhat rhetorically, “What next? Locusts? Killer wasps? A…

Sep 02, 2020