Welcome to all members of our CAIS community!
We are excited to start the 2023-2024 academic year as a Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited institution in addition to continuing our three IB programs. We are proud of the achievements of the Class of 2023 as they start their journeys in prestigious universities around the world. Our valedictorian, Amy Sydney Zhang, received 44 out of 45 points on the IB Diploma World Exams, which is a record achievement for our graduates.
Despite the challenges that we faced over the last several years as a global community, CAIS continues to be a place of high-quality education where the needs of our students come first. In addition to offering a rigorous trilingual program in English, Chinese, and German, we also balance the students’ academic experiences with a wide variety of extra-curricular activities in sports and the performing and visual arts. Technology integration is at the core of our programs and supporting our students’ well-being and safety is our top priority. We look forward to further expanding all of our services in special education as an inclusive institution and offering more service learning to our students.
As we start a new academic year, I am reminded of this Eleanor Roosevelt quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. It is our mission to nurture our students’ dreams as we are envisioning a bright future.
We encourage all parents to be involved in their child’s learning and in the wider CAIS family. On behalf of all of our teachers, I invite you to become our partners in educating your children.
Ildiko Murray, PhD
Head of School
The CAIS Whole School Academic Leadership Team (WSALT) is comprised of the Head of School, the Secondary and Primary Principals and the three IB Programme Coordinators for PYP, MYP and DP. The team meets regularly through a morning briefing, as well as formal scheduled meetings.
The running of the school is coordinated through the Senior Management Team.
From left to right:
Ms. Joyce Zhao - CAIS Vice OPS Director, Anna Liu - Vice Project & Logistics Director, Ms. Joyce Ju - TCFLS Principal, Mr. Mark Andrews - Secondary Principal, Mr. Jason Hayes - Primary Principal, Dr. Ildiko Murray - Head of School, Mr. Daniel Chou - Founder & Board President, Ms. Irene Chu - Board Vice President, Ms. Annette Schauss - DISC Principal, Mr. Christopher Chou - Board Member, Ms. Jiang Yu - DISC OPS Director.