Author Archives: emilywarde

Soirée du Vin 2017: An Unprecedented Outpouring of Generosity

There was definitely something special in the air at this year’s Soirée du Vin Wine Auction. The night began with perfect early autumn weather for our pouring hour on the sun-dappled terrace of the Fremont Hills Country Club. Guests embraced the...

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Welcome New 2017–2018 Faculty!

We are very excited to introduce the new teachers who have come from around the world to join ISTP’s faculty for the 2017–2018 school year!

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5th Grader Ylias G. Takes 1st Prize at PGL Dictée Finals!

We are very proud to announce that ISTP 5th grader Ylias G. recently won 1st prize in his region in the 2017 La Dictée PGL Finals in Montréal, Canada! Ylias was one of only 80 students, out of hundreds of thousands of francophone students who...

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5th Grade Singapore Math Experts Take Action

One day while working in their Singapore Math Intensive Practice Book, three 5th grade students noticed something amiss. Although Jeremy D., Anya G., and Rayan R. very carefully calculated their answer to a “Take the Challenge!” question, it did...

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ISTP Students Excel at 2017 San Francisco Chinese Speech Contest

This Saturday, April 22 was the 2017 San Francisco Mandarin Speech Contest sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC).  

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Guest Bloggers Erin O'Rielly & Liz Evans: Teachers as Learners

A little over a month ago, we had the exciting (and much appreciated) opportunity to attend the PYP Teaching and Learning workshop in Singapore. The IB workshops in Asia are particularly suited to ISTP’s needs as a multilingual, multicultural...

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Guest Blogger Ya-Ching Chang: 4th Grade Cultural Exchange and Experiential Learning in China

4th Graders in the Chinese Program traveled to China for a 10-day cultural exchange trip to experience Chinese life and culture firsthand. Students explored Hangzhou and Shanghai, lived with Chinese host families, and attended Qiu Shi Elementary...

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Hollywood Glitz & Glamour – Thank You for Our Most Successful Gala Ever!

Thank you to the incredibly generous ISTP community for making this year's Gala & Auction – Hollywood Glitz & Glamour – our most successful fundraiser yet! Our guests were treated to the real red carpet experience, complete with Middle School...

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8th Graders Reenact Historical Trial to Learn about the French Judicial System

Our 8th graders recently learned about French history and justice firsthand by reenacting the famous trial of Claude Gueux. They first read Victor Hugo's account of the trial, and then staged the proceedings themselves.

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Guest Blogger: The Thales Theorem, by 8th Grader Klavie G.

Klavie G. explains how she applied the Thales theorem that she learned in 8th grade math class to solve a problem in the real world.

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