Welcome New 2018 Faculty and Staff!

We are excited to introduce 5 new faculty and staff, who are joining ISTP for the second half of the 2017–2018 school year!

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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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It's Your Child's First Day at ISTP! Ten Tips for a Great Start to Preschool

The first day of school can be a challenging day for both you and your child. Below are a few tips to help your child get ready for the first day of school, and to help your family adjust to the routine of school at ISTP.

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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 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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Guest Bloggers Chu Hsi Tseng & Shu Chun Tai: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Chinese Language and Literacy

As we have incorporated more and more inquiry-based learning into our 2nd grade classrooms, we have focused on harnessing our students’ natural curiosity to build up and reinforce their Chinese language and literacy skills. We want our students...

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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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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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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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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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