VAIS is looking forward to filling our kindergarten class of 2023-24, as well as one available first-grade spot! No previous Mandarin experience is necessary to apply for these grades.


Our  next event for prospective students is our
school tour on February 8th from 8-9 a.m Learn more about upcoming events here.

Verona Area International School (VAIS), founded in 2010, is a tuition-free K-5 Chinese immersion public school option in the Verona Area School District. We follow a 50-50 instructional model, where students learn half-days in Chinese-Mandarin and half-days in English.

Welcome to our school!

It’s an honor to serve as the director of Verona Area International School (VAIS).


At VAIS, our students, staff, families, and extended community collectively work together to build an excellent K-5 school.  Our innovative Chinese-language immersion curriculum allows us to prepare our students for the increasingly global world. 


My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, call, or email me to share suggestions or ideas to help make this the best year yet. 


I look forward to meeting you!


Sally Parks

VAIS Director




Take a School Tour & Meet the Staff