During the first semester in the 2019-2020 school year, the CAIS school community  underwent an inclusive process to review the school guiding statements, including the Mission and Vision statements. This review process was coordinated by Mr. Jason Hayes, the CIS Accreditation Coordinator. Input was gathered via surveys of parents, teachers and students at different stagesThis process led to a draft version at the end of the first semester. Unfortunately, just prior to the final round to finalize this process the school closed for COVID-19. The process was then suspended. However, the Guiding Statements  were finalized during the 2020-2021 academic year.


The Mission of Changchun American International School is:

With passion, we:

Challenge. Connect. Create. 



The Vision of Changchun American International School  is:


Changchun American International School inspires its community to become passionate and responsible global citizens who will meet the challenges of the future by creating opportunities through a holistic education. 


The CAIS Values are: 


We bring passion to our learning, our work, and our lives. We embrace diversity and strive to excel in our individual and collective passions.



We challenge ourselves, others, and the broader community to continually grow and improve academically, socially, and emotionally.



We make personal, local, and global connections that inspire us to be responsible global citizens.



We utilize our learning and knowledge to actively create a better today and tomorrow through meaningful action.