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A Decade with QiuShi Elementary School

One of the highlights of the 5th grade Chinese Program curriculum is a unique cultural exchange program with our sister school, QiuShi Elementary School, in Hangzhou, China. We visit them each April and they in return come to visit us in October....

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Experiential Learning in Blérancourt, France

Each year, ISTP's 5th grade French students have the opportunity to travel to Blérancourt, France on an immersion exchange trip. This incredible opportunity not only helps students to solidify their language skills, but also expands their...

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Creativity, Collaboration, and Design Thinking in 1st Grade Chinese

On Tuesday morning in Portia’s 1st grade Chinese classroom, students were buzzing with excitement. The class was gathered around a tableau they had created themselves, collectively writing their own story about the scene before them. The activity...

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ISTP Announces Speaker Series on Bilingualism

This fall, ISTP is proud to welcome two distinguished experts in the fields of bilingualism and bilingual education. Dr. Ellen Bialystok and Dr. Judith Lessow-Hurley will be presenting public talks, offering insights into their research on...

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Kate's Blog: Bilingualism, Brains, and Back-to-School

As I left the Cohn Campus after the State of the School just a two short weeks ago, my heart was warm from the sense of community I felt at the reception, my spirit was lifted by the enthusiasm of the parents when we toured the latest updates to...

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Graduation 2014: Celebrating, Giving Thanks, Saying Goodbye

Everyone walking onto Cohn Campus this past Thursday night could sense the excitement in the air. This feeling only grew upon entering the Rothschild Multipurpose Room, which was lovingly decorated with streamers, stars, banners, and portraits of...

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Middle School Cultural Exchange Trip to La Source School: Complete Linguistic and Cultural Immersion

The 3-week Middle School cultural exchange trip to Meudon, France each year is an incredible opportunity for our students, and a special experience that is unique to an ISTP bilingual education.

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4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Touring Taipei, Attending Gaoyuan Elementary School

This is the first year that ISTP's Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. The children are quite excited, and with this blog, I hope to share their adventure with you, and offer some insight into our...

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5th Grade Trip to Blérancourt: Stone-cutting, Sculpture, and Archery!

Today, the fourth day of our cultural exchange trip to Blérancourt, we participated in several fun activities in Soissons, one of the most ancient towns in France. First, we visited l’Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, a former Augustinian monastery,...

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5th Grade Trip to Blérancourt: Arriving and Exploring the Countryside

After a long flight, we were very excited to arrive safely in Blérancourt. The flight went very well. Some of us were able to sleep a little, while others enjoyed playing games or watching movies during the flight. We received many...

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