Chinese American International School in SF expands
Did you know that the nation’s first Mandarin immersion school is located in Hayes Valley? Meet the Chinese American International School (CAIS), a private school for pre-K through 8th grades where classes are taught in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
CAIS opened on Laguna Street in 1981, a time when language-immersion schooling was unorthodox even for the most hard-charging Bay Area parents. When CAIS moved to its current space at 150 Oak St. in 1997, administrators worried they would never enroll enough students to fill the six-story building. Ten years and thousands of applications later, CAIS has had no choice but to expand—first to 52 Waller St., and now to 888 Turk St.
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