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Guest Blogger Barbara Greiner: Exploring Paris and Studying at La Source School

The French Program International Middle School students are on a cultural exchange trip to Meudon, France, outside of Paris. They are staying with host families, attending La Source School, and exploring Paris and its environs. Middle School...

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Guest Blogger Arnaud Cabanel: Conservation in our Own Backyard

ISTP 6th graders work on a conservation project at the Palo Alto Baylands, in 2009.
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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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Welcome to ISTP's New 2014–2015 Faculty!

We are very excited to introduce the new teachers who will be joining ISTP's faculty for the 2014–2015 school year!

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Guest Blogger Elisabeth Lepert: Middle Schoolers Engage with the Scientific Process

In my years as the French Middle School science teacher, I have seen that students learn best when they are given the freedom to find answers to complex problems on their own. It is also important for students to learn to present...

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Graduation 2014: Celebrating, Giving Thanks, Saying Goodbye

Everyone walking onto Cohn Campus this past Thursday night could sense the excitement in the air. This feeling only grew upon entering the Rothschild Multipurpose Room, which was lovingly decorated with streamers, stars, banners, and portraits of...

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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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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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ISTP Students Excel in 39th Annual Mandarin Speech Contest

The Mandarin Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, is an annual ISTP tradition. The contest, held in San Francisco each year, is always a fun challenge for our Chinese Program students, giving them...

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Guest Blogger Suzanne O'Brien: Trustee Education

One of the five planks in the ISTP 2011-16 Strategic Plan is Board Governance & Leadership.  Trustee education is an important ingredient to sustaining a superior Board that supports the school’s mission through it’s leadership, financial...

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