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French National Curriculum Comes Alive Through Inquiry

How can we get our 3rd grade French students in 21st century California engaged with the history of Medieval France? This is one of the many challenges we face every year in our classrooms as we move through the content of the French National...

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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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Meaningful Learning

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INTL Authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP School

We are very proud to announce that the Silicon Valley International School* has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).

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The Inquiry Learning Cycle

Those who are new to an inquiry-based education like the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)* often have questions such as “what is inquiry?” and “what does inquiry look like?”

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MYP Service & Action Reflection: Caring for Our Local Environment by Talinn H.

Service and Action (S&A) is an integral part of the MYP (Middle Years Programme)* and of life at INTL*.  S&A starts in the classroom and extends beyond it. Students are encouraged to make authentic connections between what they learn at school...

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at INTL

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
INTL strives to empower our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents to understand and value differences and celebrate diversity. Through an environment of respect, the INTL community is...
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What is Cultural Fluency and Why is it Important for My Child?

Silicon Valley International School's* rigorous bilingual education means that each student graduates fully fluent in two languages and proficient in a third.

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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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Deeper Understanding Through Travel

INTL* 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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