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Middle School Advisory Program Supports Students Through the Challenging Years of Early Adolescence

The middle school years can be some of the most challenging and the most rewarding years of a young person’s life, as he/she makes the difficult but exciting evolution from child to teenager. 

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And Away We Go! Experiential Learning in Middle School

Opportunities for Growth

Middle School trips are both a continuation of the overnight and international trips offered in Elementary, and a deep-dive into the concept of experiential learning. Students have multiple opportunities to travel...

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Introducing Flex Time – A New Outlet for Creativity in our International Middle School

Flex Time is an exciting new program at ISTP that combines innovation, design thinking, and the arts to provide our International Middle School students with new outlets for their creativity.

Through both teacher-led and self-directed projects,...

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Courage in the Spotlight – 5 Ways Your Child Can Benefit from the Performing Arts

The end of the school year is often packed with student performances. Plays and musical performances are a great way to conclude the year, giving parents the chance to see their kids’ hard work in action. However, the performing arts are so much...

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Design Beyond the MakerSpace

The Maker Education Movement has taken off in the past few years, as leading-edge educators have come to see the many benefits of creative, hands-on problem-solving. In 2015, ISTP opened its own MakerSpace on Cohn Campus, and last year we...

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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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“Young People Have a Voice Too” – Middle School Student Council Leads Participation in National School Walkout Day

On Wednesday, March 14, ISTP International Middle School students were inspired by fellow students at schools around the nation to participate in the National School Walkout to protest gun violence. The walkout lasted 17 minutes, beginning at...

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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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Arts Night 2017: ISTP Community Gathers Together “Under One Sky”

On Saturday, December 2, as you approached Cohn Campus, you felt as if you were walking through the clouds. With a hot air balloon floating to your left, and the crescent moon rising to your right, it was hard not to think, “only at ISTP!”

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