Service Learning Reflection–Care Packages for the Palo Alto Homeless–by Claire Y.

Last month, our International Middle School 6th graders created their own service learning projects as part of their unit on The Giver by Lois Lowry. They thought about their personal interests and abilities and then located needs within their...

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Deeper Understanding Through Travel

ISTP students have incredible opportunities for international travel available to few children their age. As educators, we ask – how can we help students best take advantage of these opportunities and gain a deeper understanding of the world?

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10 Tips to Help Your Adolescent Find Balance in the Digital Age

If you are the parent of an adolescent, you are surely aware of the allure of the screen. From the internet to video games to wanting to join social media at a younger and younger age, parents today –especially in the Silicon Valley – have to...

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8th Graders Reenact Historical Trial to Learn about the French Judicial System

Our 8th graders recently learned about French history and justice firsthand by reenacting the famous trial of Claude Gueux. They first read Victor Hugo's account of the trial, and then staged the proceedings themselves.

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Guest Blogger: The Thales Theorem, by 8th Grader Klavie G.

Klavie G. explains how she applied the Thales theorem that she learned in 8th grade math class to solve a problem in the real world.

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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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Welcome to ISTP's New 2016–2017 Faculty and Staff!

We are very excited to introduce the new teachers and administrators who will be joining ISTP’s faculty/staff for the 2016–2017 school year!

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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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PE and Athletics at ISTP

ISTP Middle School students learn at least 15 different sports/games by the end of 8th grade.
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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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