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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Chinese American International School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$500
Summer Program Cost Notes
$500 weekly rate.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
512 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
76%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Chinese American International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 19
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for 6th-8th grades in 2018-2019 is $30,800.
% on Financial Aid
18%
Admissions Director
Linda Vann-Adibe
Admissions Associate
Sophia Jang

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $22,495 for elementary schools and $33,000 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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