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5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip: Exploring Taipei

The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are exploring Taipei, living with Chinese host families, and attending Gao Yuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. Chinese Program Teacher Cindy...

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Guest Blogger Cécile Roques: Pre-K Music, Pre-Reading, and Art Inspired by “Peter and the Wolf”

This winter, my Pre-K French class has been working on a unit centered on the classic children’s musical composition, “Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev. “Peter and the Wolf” is a unique and memorable work because it tells a story through...

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The International Adventures of the Lee Family – Switching Programs but Keeping the Same ISTP Spirit

As an international school, it is not uncommon for our families to move overseas. Still, when former ISTP Board Chair Peter Lee’s family moved to Paris for four years for his work, it was significant because we were losing a family whose deep...

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Attention Professional Translators: Are you Smarter than an ISTP Third Grader?

ISTP 3rd graders Weston M. and Monika P. worked as professional translators, using their Chinese skills to complete a paid project for a technical document translation company.  The children were the final proof readers for the Chinese...

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5th Graders Experience French Culture and History First-Hand in Blérancourt, France

Our 5th grade French Program students are on their cultural exchange trip to Blérancourt, France. They are living with host families and attending school in Blérancourt, as well exploring the many cultural attractions in the surrounding area....

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Graduation 2015: A Bittersweet Farewell to a Unique Educational Journey

On Wednesday, June 10th, the ISTP 8th grade class processed into the Rothschild Multipurpose Room to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance, wearing bright blue caps and gowns.

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Guest Blogger Chris Livaccari: ISTP Students Take Top Honors at the Mandarin Speech Contest!

ISTP Chinese Program students once again took top honors in the annual Mandarin Speech Contest sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California. Our students received nearly 20 awards, including 3 first place and 4 second...

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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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Experiential Learning in Hangzhou, China

The Chinese Program 4th Graders are in China for a 9-day cultural exchange trip. Students will be living with Chinese host families and attending school in the city of Hangzhou, experiencing Chinese life and culture firsthand. Chinese Program...

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5th Grade Cultural Exchange – Touring Taipei, Attending GaoYuan Elementary School

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