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Showcasing Student Work

We are so proud of our hardworking students, and always love to celebrate their academic growth. Even though we are not able to be on campus, we invite you to explore the student work below – from all divisions and both language programs – for a...

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French National Curriculum Comes Alive Through Inquiry

How can we get our 3rd grade French students in 21st century California engaged with the history of Medieval France? This is one of the many challenges we face every year in our classrooms as we move through the content of the French National...

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Why Reading is the Best Homework – Building a Foundation of Literacy

I’m sure you’ve heard it over and over again, especially in the context of your child and homework…”Dedicate time each night for reading.”  Just why is it so important to make time to read each and every day, especially when your children (and...

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Navigating the Playground – 7 Things Parents Need to Know About Schoolyard Conflict

When it comes to social-emotional development, the schoolyard can be just as educational as the classroom. Recess helps kids learn how to make friends, take turns, resolve conflicts, and much more. However, parents sometimes have concerns about...

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Top 10 Picture Books for Kids

Kate Lussen, Assistant Head at the Silicon Valley International School*, and mom to two young daughters, shares a list of her top 10 picture books for kids. These books can serve as great holiday gifts, or great anytime gifts!

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Top 5 Educational Toys to Buy Your Young Child

 

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It's Back-to-School Time! Tips to Help Your Elementary-Aged Child Have a Smooth Transition

The first few weeks of school can be challenging for both your children and your family. INTL's* Elementary School (PYP*) Principal Lauren Christel recently shared some ideas to help your family re-adjust to the routine of school. Whether your...

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5th Grader Ylias G. Takes 1st Prize at PGL Dictée Finals!

We are very proud to announce that INTL* 5th grader Ylias G. recently won 1st prize in his region in the 2017 La Dictée PGL Finals in Montréal, Canada! Ylias was one of only 80 students, out of hundreds of thousands of francophone students who...

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5th Grade Singapore Math Experts Take Action

One day while working in their Singapore Math Intensive Practice Book, three 5th grade students noticed something amiss. Although Jeremy D., Anya G., and Rayan R. very carefully calculated their answer to a “Take the Challenge!” question, it did...

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Guest Bloggers Erin O'Rielly & Liz Evans: Teachers as Learners

A little over a month ago, we had the exciting (and much appreciated) opportunity to attend the PYP Teaching and Learning workshop in Singapore. The IB workshops in Asia are particularly suited to INTL’s* needs as a multilingual, multicultural...

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