4th and 5th Graders Learn About the U.S. Electoral Process with Mock Election

The 4th graders served as "campaign managers" and prepared presentations about each candidate.
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ISTP Students Take Top Honors at Chinese Speech Contest

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chinese Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC), that took place on Saturday, April 23.  Twenty ISTP students took top honors in the...

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ISTP’s Facilities Lead the Way in Environmental Stewardship

ISTP was recognized as a Green Business Leader, for the 3rd year in a row, by the Palo Alto Mayor's Office.
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5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip: Exploring Taipei

The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are exploring Taipei, living with Chinese host families, and attending Gao Yuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. Chinese Program Teacher Cindy...

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PE and Athletics at ISTP

ISTP Middle School students learn at least 15 different sports/games by the end of 8th grade.
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Author Chris Rumble Visits ISTP! – A Blog by 3rd Graders Sophie L. and Lorenne L.

On March 10, 2016, an author named Chris Rumble came and told us about his life as an author. His visit started early in the morning, right when the bell rang. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes attended the first "Reading Pep Rally" session....

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Gala 2016: ISTP Community Roars into the ‘20s and Surpasses Itself in Generosity!

The energetic, effusive spirit of the 1920s came to ISTP’s Annuals Gala and Auction last night, bringing with it a night of raucous fun and lavish generosity. By the end of the evening, our community had come together to raise a record amount for...

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Guest Blogger Lauren Christel: ISTP's First Ever Student-Led Conferences

Last week, ISTP launched our first ever student-led conferences. Holding these conferences in a format where the students took a central role in sharing their growth and learning resulted in a very meaningful interaction between students,...

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Guest Bloggers Heidi Smith and Ya-Ching Chang: Inquiry Learning in 3rd Grade English and Chinese

When we develop lessons, we always try to keep our school’s mission in mind, and strive to create curricula that develop students’ international consciousness, helping them make connections across disciplines, languages, and cultures.

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10 Tips That Will Help You Enjoy Gala

I think it’s important to keep in mind that each year, we only have one chance to enjoy Gala to the fullest. Having learned a lot from past events, I want to share some tips with you that will help you make the most of Gala.

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