Year of the Rooster Performances Showcase Students’ Cultural Literacy

School performances are always a highlight for parents, and they give students a chance to gain confidence as they take a turn in the spotlight. ISTP’s Chinese New Year Performances are even more special, because they allow students to share...

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Arts Night 2017: CaliforniART – Celebrating the Golden State!

ISTP families come from all over the world and from many cultures, but on Saturday night we came together to celebrate something we all have in common – our home in the beautiful state of California.

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Guest Blogger Cécile Roques: Pre-K Music, Pre-Reading, and Art Inspired by “Peter and the Wolf”

This winter, my Pre-K French class has been working on a unit centered on the classic children’s musical composition, “Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev. “Peter and the Wolf” is a unique and memorable work because it tells a story through...

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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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Guest Blogger David Huang: Creating “ISTP International Airport” for Arts Night

This year, the Chinese Kindergarten Red’s class project for Arts Night was titled “Travel Around the World.” For this project, students designed and created their own airplanes, using recycled materials. Each individual plane was different, but...

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Arts Night 2014: Every Student Has a Chance to Shine

As guests approached Cohn Campus on Saturday Night, they were greeted by a larger than life representation of this year’s “Many Cultures, One World” theme – a giant globe surrounded by world flags and twinkling lights.

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John Steinbeck and Diego Rivera: Making Connections Between Art and Literature

This spring, International Middle School English teachers Brian Johnson and Heidi Smith, and art teachers Aïcha Idelcadi and Haiying Yang collaborated on a project that challenged students to analyze the connections between art and literature...

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Peter and the Wolf: Kindergarteners Connect Words, Music, and Art

This spring, the students in the English kindergarten classes on Cowper Campus have been working on an interdisciplinary unit about fairy tales. The kindergarteners, taught by Carol and Susan and Giselle and Beth, have especially focused on tales...

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Fall Mini Camp: A Week of Creativity and Fun

This year’s Fall Mini Camp on Cowper was a great success. Here are a few highlights from our week!

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Matisse in the Kindergarten Classroom

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