Ideas for a Preschooler-Approved, Healthy & Fun Snack Time

At ISTP's Early Year's Center, we have quite a lot of experience with snack time. Healthy snacks are essential for fueling developing young minds as they learn and grow throughout the school day. Offering a variety of snacks is important for...

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Why Play is Your Preschooler's Most Important Job

Play is essential for young children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development; exploration and discovery in play develops the ability to take healthy risks, build and test theories, and construct meaning. Physical play develops...

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How to Help Your Preschool-Aged Child Manage Their Emotions

In the Early Years, children develop crucial social-emotional skills. By learning to handle themselves independently, respond to their feelings appropriately, and interact positively with others, students prepare themselves for the challenges of ...

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Guest Blogger Cindy Chiang: Chinese Immersion Collaboration and Leadership

Collaboration is vital to creating a vibrant academic program and educational community. This year we worked hard to increase our participation in the international and local Chinese immersion education communities, and took on new leadership...

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Courage in the Spotlight – 5 Ways Your Child Can Benefit from the Performing Arts

The end of the school year is often packed with student performances. Plays and musical performances are a great way to conclude the year, giving parents the chance to see their kids’ hard work in action. However, the performing arts are so much...

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Visible Thinking: Fostering Inquiry in Early Years

This is the question posed by Project Zero, an extension of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With much research, Project Zero developed a framework to teach students how to channel their curiosity, think deeply, and find meaning in their...

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Outstanding Gala Experiences by ISTP Teachers & Staff

Over the past consecutive weekends, a select group of teachers and staff orchestrated two unforgettable experiences for several very lucky auction lot winners. Our teachers spent the last five months collaborating, even before the Gala & Auction,...

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Gala Auction Lot: The Amazing Race: ISTP Edition, May 5th

Each year, ISTP hosts an Annual Gala and Auction, the school’s largest fundraising event. On May 5th, a group of teachers and staff, led by Elementary School Principal, Lauren Christel, and Educational Technology Director and MYP Coordinator,...

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Gala Auction Lot: Casino Royale: Parents' Night Off, May 12th

Each year, ISTP hosts an Annual Gala and Auction, the school’s largest fundraising event. On Mother's Day weekend, a group of teachers and staff led by K-8 Learning Specialist, Terry Chapman, 1st Grade English Teacher, Jenna Huckerby, 5th Grade...

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Design Beyond the MakerSpace

The Maker Education Movement has taken off in the past few years, as leading-edge educators have come to see the many benefits of creative, hands-on problem-solving. In 2015, ISTP opened its own MakerSpace on Cohn Campus, and last year we...

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