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Established in 2009, The Chinese Immersion School at De Avila is the 5th of San Francisco’s Chinese Immersion Programs. By providing a rigorous Chinese and English academic program in a fun and supportive environment, CIS gives children the confidence, scholastic preparation, and cognitive development they need to succeed in the 21st century. The benefits of CIS are not only academic; students are also part of a diverse and multi-lingual community which provides them with the opportunity to see the world through new lenses and to gain a better understanding of themselves and of the world.



Last Newsletter of the School Year

The school year has gone so fast, but don't forget to read this last issue. It's one for the records. Download your copy now.

In this issue:

  • Finding Comfort in Success: The Mayor honors Principal Tong
  • CISDA Fourth and Fifth Grader Instrumentalist
  • Healthy Lifestyles Day
  • PTA Officers and Chair 2014-2015
  • Meet Next Year's Executive Board
  • A Message From Our Principal
  • April 2014: Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CISDA: California Distinguished School for 2014
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 General PTA Meeting Summary
  • Summer 2014 Play Dates
  • March 2014: Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CIS 2nd Grade Fieldtip



Posted by: Michael Wang
Published: 5/25/14

2014 Mayor's Principal of the Year Award

Our very own Rosina Tong was awarded the Mayor's Principal of the Year Award!

Read all about it in our newsletter and on the following websites.

Congratulations Rosina! Very well deserved!


Posted by: Michael Wang
Published: 5/25/14

CIS Receives California Distinguished School and Arts Exemplary Program Awards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today (04/30/14) that nine SFUSD schools will be recognized as California Distinguished Schools. They are among 424 public elementary schools in California to be recognized for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.

The 2014 California Distinguished Schools Program focuses on California’s students’ right to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap.

In addition to being chosen as a Distinguished School, Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila received an Arts Exemplary Program award after undergoing a separate application process.

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Posted by: Michael Wang
Published: 5/5/14


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Principal: Rosina Tong

1250 Waller St
San Francisco, CA 94117 

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Telephone: 415-241-6325

Fax: 415-241-6540


School Hours: 8:40am - 2:40pm

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