What VAIS Parents Are Saying...



"VAIS is unique in offering Mandarin in an immersion setting, you just can't get that any where else in the state.  My kids have this great language skill, with little effort;  it was just a regular kindergarten classroom to them.  They don't know anything else. Having a second language, especially Mandarin, will set them apart and open many doors when they apply for college and jobs."

- Kimberly Zak



"The teachers are VAIS are wonderful! We have a committed staff who know every child in our school.  Teachers meet each child where they are at, and offer the support and/or challenge they need to excel.  We are so pleased that we chose VAIS for our son."

- Lisette Khalil



"This is a a huge opportunity for my son to learn another language at a young age when he will be more likely to retain it. So far he loves his experience at VAIS!"
- Shayne Santi



"My daughter loves the fact that she gets to celebrate the "regular" holidays and special days like having a Friendship party for Valentine's Day and a Winter Party before December break, and that she also gets BONUS holidays that are exciting to her, like Moon Festival or Chinese New Year where her class sings Chinese songs and try calligraphy, making dumplings and folding origami.  It feels very special to her."

- Jessie Hartman



"I was floored by how easily our daughter adapted. We'd been a little hesitant to enroll her, but now I tell anyone who will listen: Enrolling our daughter at VAIS was one of the best parenting decisions we've ever made."

- Blaine Jensen



 "VAIS has helped my children increase their problem-solving skills exponentially! Being immersed in a 2nd language for half their school day compels them to figure out what the teacher is saying. Studies show that immersion increases the neural pathways in the brain. They are both performing above their grade level in math because they learn it in Mandarin, a language that makes math easier (really!)."
—Parent Review on GreatSchools.Net



"Our daughter has had a wonderful experience at VAIS.  She converses in Mandarin and loves to impress native Chinese speakers by singing songs that they had also learned as children in Mandarin. She is performing far above grade level in her English reading in addition to learning math in both English and Chinese. We have great expectations for the school moving forward and plan to stay with VAIS into the foreseeable future."

—Parent Review on GreatSchools.Net