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Expanding Diversity in Middle School Literature

I recall the first time I encountered my own identity reflected in a reading assigned for class. It was Annie Proulx’s famous short story about two cowboys who fall in love. After reading the story, I felt apprehensive about the next day’s class...

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Service and Action – Middle School Animal Advocacy Club

ISTP 8th Grader Kasper H. founded the International Middle School Animal Advocacy Club last year in honor of his beloved dog Magic. Here, Kasper’s reflects on why he started the club, and the steps the club has taken to support local animal...

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Service and Action – Creating a French Audiobook Library for Students with Learning Differences

For students with learning differences, audiobooks can be an incredibly helpful tool. For example, students with dyslexia or ADHD are better supported when they are able to listen to an audiobook while following along with the text. 

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Radio ISTP – International Middle Schoolers Produce Their Own Podcast in French & Chinese

Today, an increasing number of us turn to podcasts to learn about the news, hear interesting stories told by fascinating people, or simply to learn something new.

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Anatomy Comes to Life – 7th Graders Design & Construct Robotic Arms

Robotic Arm

 

Most students acquire a cursory understanding of...

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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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