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 Mandarin Chinese and half-days in English.

To apply for kindergarten enrollment, please submit an online application. To request a tour, please contact Director Sally Parks at 608-845-4500 or

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



Check out episode 10 of "In the Loop With the Sup," all about charter school enrollment in Verona Area School District!


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