The Chinese American International School

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150 Oak St

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 865-6000

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

33 Parent Reviews for The Chinese American International School

(Summer Review Only) While many of the teachers seem incredibly hard-working and caring, I don't think the school is run well. Classes are mixed by age, not ability, meaning if your child is a beginner he or she will likely end up feeling Mandarin is unknowable a message I can't help but feel the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/19/14

We have been with CAIS for 8 years, and we are growing disappointed with the school, especially their middle school division. There have been a lot of changes of teachers in the last several years, and it seems more so in middle school. My 6 grader's math and science teacher left middle of the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/23/14

I sent my child here for summer camp, so our experience is ltd to that. The camp organizer told me that they don't want their own students going there (b/c they need a summer break), so maybe they just don't care what goes on over the summer- and the regular school is better than what we experienced. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

After suffering through the public school Mandarin Immersion program for a couple years, we are very happy here. The teachers are great and set reasonably high expectations within a very supportive context. My child's literacy in both English and Chinese is moving forward at great speed. My child's intellectual ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/09/12

My children have been attending CAIS for several years now and we are very happy with the education they are receiving. The students are very well prepared to enter the high school of their choice. Teachers are truly top-notch and the curriculum is excellent. The biggest challenges for the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

After sending three of my children to CAIS from K-8th, I have to say that I am completely satisfied! The kids all speak Chinese fluently with my grandparents, and all were perfectly able to understand people when they went on the Shanghai exchange trip. The Lower School curriculum is slightly better ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/27/09

The teachers are fantastic, the students engaged and the parent body is supportive. The proactive counseling department is one of the best I have ever seen in any independent school.

Posted by a other on 10/31/09

I have two children at CAIS (1st and 3rd grades). We have had excellent teachers who have inspired them to learn in all the years that we have been there. We have been particularly impressed with the CAIS families that we have gotten to know over the years - we thought the community is more diverse ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/05/09

I have two children that attend CAIS and they both love the school, their teachers and friends. As a family, we have connected with the CAIS community and feel like we are apart of a diverse interesting group of families with a common goal. Here is an example of why we love CAIS: we are a non-Mandarin ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/21/09

My daughter has been attending CAIS for the past 5 years (pre through 3rd) and I have very mixed feelings. Mandarin had been my daughter's primary language through toddlerhood. As soon as she started preschool, she'd forgotten all the Mandarin she'd learned within months because all the kids around ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/08/09

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School Profile for The Chinese American International School

Music Orchestra, Music
English Journalism, English / Language Arts, Humanities
Foreign Language Chinese, Foreign Language
Special Education Early Childhood Special Needs
Math Math
Computer Science Computer Programming
Arts Art
Science Science
Fine Arts Drama, Dance
Vocational Education Phys Ed
Social Studies / Social Sciences Social Studies / Social Sc
Athletics Physical Education
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San Francisco schools — The Chinese American International School is located at 150 Oak St, San Francisco CA 94102. 150 Oak St is in the 94102 ZIP code in San Francisco, CA The Chinese American International School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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