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Notes for Prospective Students
CAIS is the nation's preeminent and oldest school offering
Chinese-English immersion education.
Founded in 1981, CAIS is a
Pre-K through 8th grade independent school in San Francisco,
California that provides a bilingual and multicultural learning
experience for students of all backgrounds.
Our mission at the
Chinese American International School is to educate students for
academic excellence, moral character and international perspective
through immersion in American and Chinese culture and language.
CAIS program prepares students to be bilingual, biliterate and
bicultural when they graduate; demonstrate intellectual curiosity
that inspires a lifelong love of learning; act with civility and
compassion, and respect diverse beliefs and cultures; contribute to
society, family, and peers out of a sincere desire to be of
service; exhibit diligence, resiliency, integrity and self respect;
and be committed to preserving the global environment and improving
the human condition.