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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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International Middle Schoolers Create Virtual Reality Tours of Cohn Campus

What might a prospective parent want to know about ISTP’s Cohn Campus? What spaces would they like to see? These are the kind of questions the International Middle Schoolers had to ask themselves when creating an interactive virtual tour of Cohn...

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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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Celebrating the International Day of Peace at ISTP

The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations as a period of non-violence and “a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” This year, ISTP decided to celebrate the...

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Wellness in Middle School

7:55 A.M – to walk through the hallways of ISTP at this time, on any morning of the work week, you will find yourself in a (mostly) quiet hallway in which a middle school teacher is leading their students in a ten minute wellness session. What is...

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Digital Portraits by 8th Grader Cybille I. Celebrate 2019 Graduates!

8th grader Cybille I. is a talented artist who has already begun to develop a unique artistic vision that can be seen in her striking work.

Throughout her time at ISTP, Cybille’s talent has shown through – in the art room, at our annual Arts...

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Lights, Camera, Action! International Middle Schoolers Explore Filmmaking

At ISTP, our students engage with the arts in many forms, from visual art in diverse styles and media, to digital art, to drama – and now filmmaking can be added to this list!

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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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