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“How-To”– 1st Graders Learn by Teaching Others

One aspect of ISTP’s curriculum is that students are able to learn not only from their teacher, but also from each other through collaborative projects. Students help their peers with any difficulties they may be having, and their peers in turn...

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5th Graders Take Virtual Tour of the Musée de la Grande Guerre in Meaux, France

Last week, ISTPs’ French Program 5th Graders took a tour of the Musée de la Grande Guerre (a museum of the First World War) in Meaux, France. A guide showed students around, and explained the various exhibits, which included WWI weaponry, items...

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Philippe’s Blog: Pioneering a Computer Science Curriculum at ISTP

I first witnessed the impact that computer science can have on a young mind when my son fell in love with coding in high school. At that time, very few schools offered any type of computer science curriculum, and my son’s interest was entirely...

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Guest Blogger Maryam Shabani: An Update on Playground Activities

This year, we’ve once again received very encouraging and positive feedback from students, parents and teachers regarding our playground activities. We continue to organize structured games and have moved forward with new activities on our...

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4th Graders Explore Nature, History at Coloma Outdoor School

Last week, ISTP’s 4th Grade students visited Coloma Outdoor School, located in Coloma, California along the American River. The greenhorns (a term used for new people to the Gold Rush) were transformed into Sourdoughs (a term used for people who...

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Environmental Education: 5th Grade Overnight Trip to Malakoff State Park

Last week, the 5th graders went on their annual camping trip. We went to Malakoff State Historic Park up near Nevada City. This park used to be the site of a huge hydraulic mining operation back in the 1850s that was eventually forced to close.

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Middle School Cultural Exchange Trip to La Source School: Complete Linguistic and Cultural Immersion

The 3-week Middle School cultural exchange trip to Meudon, France each year is an incredible opportunity for our students, and a special experience that is unique to an ISTP bilingual education.

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Cowper Campus Spring Break Mini Camp: Voyaging into Space!

This year’s space-themed Spring Break Mini Camp felt like an exciting voyage into the great beyond! From space-themed cooking and art projects to a field trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum, our week was filled with hands-on exploration and...

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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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4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Touring Taipei, Attending Gaoyuan Elementary School

This is the first year that ISTP's Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. The children are quite excited, and with this blog, I hope to share their adventure with you, and offer some insight into our...

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