Join the VAIS Family!!


The Verona Area International School (VAIS) is a public charter school offering free half-day Chinese-language immersion instruction for K-5 students. 

VAIS' mission is to provide students the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to be global citizens. Our curriculum is international and not limited to a China-based influence. We blend the best educational practices of the East and the West, in terms of language, culture, and teaching methods. Our unique approach helps VAIS students to move fluidly between different cultures, languages, customs, and educational philosophies as part of their school experience.

For Incoming Kindergarten Families:



Why VAIS?  Check out our video to hear from current parents and students!



School Tours

VAIS tours are available year-round. Beginning Friday, January 12th and continuing through Friday, February 16th drop-in tours are available on Friday mornings from 8:30-9:30am. Please meet at the Stoner Prairie Elementary School Office at 8:30am and let the staff know you are there to tour VAIS.  Contact us today!


VAIS Chinese Mini-School - Saturday, February 3, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am at Stoner Prairie / VAIS School Library


Come experience mini-Chinese, English and Global Arts lessons at VAIS!  You and child will get to see what classes are like at VAIS and meet our Kindergarten teachers.  In addition, there will be other VAIS parents available to answer any of your questions.


To help us with planning for the Mini School, please RSVP by Monday, January 29, 2018 by filling out this Google Form VAIS Chinese Mini School Registration or emailing Ann Princl to indicate how many adults and incoming Kindergarteners will be attending.


We look forward to sharing our wonderful school with you!




What's New:


Like other VASD students, our students take part in required assessments. Test results demonstrate VAIS students excel in Math, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. The below charts show that VAIS students out-perform all other elementary school students in the district in English as well as Science and Social Studies, even while learning content in Chinese! Additionally, our students scored the second highest in math of all elementary schools. Immersion works! Our students are thriving!


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