Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction
|English and Chinese
|Native English and Chinese teachers
|Extra languages (other than English and Chinese)
Address: 888 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Address: Alice A. Carnes Center 42/52 Waller Street San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Address: 150 Oak Street (between Gough Street and Franklin Street) San Francisco, CA 94102 415-865-6000, USA
All the details about this school in their own words
|Native English and Chinese speaking teachers
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese
Chinese and English Academic Language Support
|Supervised care before/after school
Yes. CAIS has a variety of programs including after school study hall (3:00-4:00 p.m.), extended day (3:00-6:00 p.m.) and numerous enrichment programs which take place after school at an additional fee. Complimentary morning care begins at 7:30 a.m.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
|Sports facilities at the school
- Lower School Campus: 2 playgrounds, gymnasium (across the street at 151 Oak)
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
Founded 1981, Chinese American International School is a Pre-K to eighth grade Mandarin Chinese English dual language immersion independent school.
|Teaching approach of the school
What sets CAIS apart from other schools is its Chinese English dual language immersion program. Students spend alternating full days in English and in Chinese and they learn through both languages. In language arts, math, science and music in both languages, students are stimulated, challenged and educated to be the best that they can be, intellectually, morally, physically and emotionally. CAIS believes it is important to tend to both the head and the heart; to nurture and support a child emotionally while at the same time challenging them intellectually. Students learn critical thinking and problem solving skills while laughing, playing, having fun, and feeling supported while learning.