Chinese American International School

Main: 150 Oak Street; Pre-K campus: 42/52 Waller St., Middle School Campus, 888 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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CAIS is the nation's preeminent and oldest school offering Chinese-English dual-language immersion education.
Founded in 1981, CAIS is a Pre-K to 8th grade independent school in San Francisco, California that provides a dual language and multicultural learning experience for students of all backgrounds.
Our mission at the Chinese American International School is to Embrace Chinese, Become Your Best Self, Create your place in the World.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$500
Summer Program Cost Notes$500 weekly rate.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students512 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
76%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Chinese American International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 19
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,050
Tuition NotesTuition for 6th-8th grades in 2018-2019 is $30,800.
% on Financial Aid
18%
Admissions DirectorLinda Vann-Adibe
Admissions AssociateSophia Jang

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerVolleyball,

School Notes

  • 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 Chinese English dual language immersion program for students of all backgrounds. Our mission at the Chinese American International School is to Embrace Chinese, Become Your Best Self, Create Your place in the World. We are a 50-50 language immersion program. Core competencies in Language Arts, Social Studies and Math are covered in both languages. Our unique international program provides opportunities for students to have authentic real world experiences in Taiwan and China from 5th - 8th grade. 
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    0.5 miles
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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $20,641 for elementary schools and $33,246 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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