As parents, you choose to give the incomparable gift of a bilingual immersion education. By choosing ISTP, you believe in the mission of our school and want the very best for your child. Along with this choice is the responsibility to support our students in every way possible, in order to ensure their success. One very large way a parent can directly support their child's education is through giving to the Annual Fund. With 5 days left until Winter Break, we'd like to offer you 5 reasons why we all need to give to the Annual Fund.
Reason 1: Our incredible faculty and staff.
For over 30 years, ISTP faculty and staff have been lighting the way for students, preparing them for a world of limitless possibilities, and taking to heart the responsibility of educating and encouraging children to reach their full potential.
Our teachers are special because they enrich the lives of their students not just through what they teach in textbooks, but also through the different cultures they share. They're native speakers of the language in which they teach, and they impart the understanding, sensitivity, and nuances of their culture to students in an academically rigorous environment.
Reason 2: I get to be a leader in our community.
The ISTP of today would not have been possible without leaders in the community; individuals who step up and help shoulder the responsibility for making our school be the best it can possibly be.
Community leaders like Annual Fund Champion Jennifer Bienaimé and past parent Elizabeth Woo helped lead the way.
When asked about her role as Annual Fund Champion, Jennifer says, "it’s tough. When I asked people if they were planning on donating, some of them asked me why they need to donate. I explained to them that 53% of their donation goes towards teacher salaries and benefits, and if we can all donate together, the teachers will understand that we’re doing this for them."
Elizabeth Woo, whose daughter just graduated from ISTP in May, speaks about the Annual Fund as a willing obligation. "We added on $2,500 per year extra, because that is what the school says is the difference between the cost to educate and tuition. We feel, if we are able to afford it, it is our responsibility to pay our share.”