For twenty five years, Chinese American International School has been educating students for academic excellence, moral character, and international perspective through immersion in American and Chinese culture and language. We are proud to be the nation's oldest and leading PreK-8, Mandarin-English immersion school.

CAIS has been on the forefront of teaching Chinese language and culture for 25 years. In honor of this milestone event, CAIS will celebrate by highlighting the unique traditions of Chinese culture throughout the 2006-2007 school year. We invite everyone in our community and beyond to join us in a year of celebration!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2006-2007

25th ANNIVERSARY GALA
Saturday, May 12, 2007
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
The CAIS 25th Anniversary Gala will be the culmination of a year of events celebrating the school's position as the country's leader in Mandarin-English immersion education for the past quarter century. San Francisco 's historic City Hall will serve as the venue for the event, which will bring together over 500 business, political, and cultural luminaries from the Bay Area, the nation, and the world, to recognize CAIS' position as a bridge-builder between the United States and China.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Gala!

Read CAIS Connections
25th Anniversary Issue
(1.75 MB)




AUTUMN MOON FAMILY FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 10, 2006
CAIS Campus
See photos in our photo gallery

APPRECIATION RECEPTION
Sunday, October 22, 2006
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Palm Room at the San Francisco Film Centre, in the Presidio

Purchase tickets online
Join us in thanking key individuals who have been instrumental in the development and success of our school. Honored guests will include past heads of school, founders, past trustees, and many more. Get a glimpse at the history of CAIS as we recognize these outstanding individuals for their contributions over the past 25 years.

S.F. CHINESE NEW YEAR'S PARADE 2007
Year of the Boar

Saturday, March 3, 2007
The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world, attracting over 3 million spectators. CAIS has been a participant in the parade since 1986 and has placed first in the amateur category seven times. We encourage all CAIS friends and families to continue this exciting tradition and join CAIS in welcoming the Chinese New Year.

CONFERENCE FOR THE
TEACHING OF CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (K-12)
Hosted by the Institute for the Teaching of
Chinese Language and Culture at CAIS
March 16-18, 2007
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
This conference will provide much needed professional development resources to Chinese language educators, prospective Chinese teachers, and program administrators from all over the United States. Focusing on teaching at the pre-collegiate level, this conference will provide information on many important topics, including but not limited to: teacher training, how to start a sustainable Chinese program, program assessment and evaluation, and teaching Chinese culture.

25th ANNIVERSARY GALA
Saturday, May 12, 2007
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
The CAIS 25th Anniversary Gala will be the culmination of a year of events celebrating the school's position as the country's leader in Mandarin-English immersion education for the past quarter century. San Francisco 's historic City Hall will serve as the venue for the event, which will bring together over 500 business, political, and cultural luminaries from the Bay Area, the nation, and the world, to recognize CAIS' position as a bridge-builder between the United States and China.

Read CAIS Connections
25th Anniversary Issue
(1.75 MB)