From the Chinese Program Director: New Year Wishes and Next Steps for the ISTP Chinese Program

This year's winning year of the monkey logo design, by 8th grader Sophia D.
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The International Adventures of the Lee Family – Switching Programs but Keeping the Same ISTP Spirit

As an international school, it is not uncommon for our families to move overseas. Still, when former ISTP Board Chair Peter Lee’s family moved to Paris for four years for his work, it was significant because we were losing a family whose deep...

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Arts Night 2015: A Winter Wonderland of Creativity and Magic

On Saturday night, the outside of Cohn Campus felt more like Disneyland than the entrance to a school. As an eager crowd pressed in, lightning flashed through 3D clouds, fog billowed at the base of a waterfall, and snowflakes fluttered across...

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Attention Professional Translators: Are you Smarter than an ISTP Third Grader?

ISTP 3rd graders Weston M. and Monika P. worked as professional translators, using their Chinese skills to complete a paid project for a technical document translation company.  The children were the final proof readers for the Chinese...

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Guest Blogger Carol Slattery: Inquiry Learning in the Early Years

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5th Graders Experience French Culture and History First-Hand in Blérancourt, France

Our 5th grade French Program students are on their cultural exchange trip to Blérancourt, France. They are living with host families and attending school in Blérancourt, as well exploring the many cultural attractions in the surrounding area....

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Kate's Blog: Inspiring Inquiry at ISTP

Every fall and spring, ISTP faculty participate in an all-day Teacher In-Service, allowing the faculty to dig deep into a topic, strategy, or issue and spend the day learning, discussing, reflecting, and planning. This past Monday, the entire...

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Guest Blogger Rebecka Langum: 4th Grade Environmental Education in Coloma

On Wednesday, September 23rd, the fourth graders made their way to Coloma, the center of the California Gold Rush. The children were transported back to 1848, when gold was first discovered on the American River by James Marshall. On our first...

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Soirée du Vin 2015: Celebrating a Decade of Opulent Wine and International Connections

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Guest Blogger Heidi Smith: Johnny Appleseed Inspires Interdisciplinary Connections

ISTP teacher Terry Chapman, who is related to the real Johnny Appleseed, recently visited Heidi Smith's 3rd grade class as part of her interdisciplinary unit on "tall tales."
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