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 place wins (more … Read More

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 Principal Barbara Greiner … Read More

TeenTechSF @ ISTP – The Language of Tech


Getting teenagers to voluntarily return to school on a Saturday at 8:00 a.m. is no small feat. Remarkably, on Saturday, April 4th, more than 200 excited teenagers, ISTP alumni, and parents were excited to converge on Cohn Campus, drawn by … Read More

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 Director Chris … Read More

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


The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for an 11-day cultural exchange trip. Students will take in the sights and sounds of the capital city of Taipei, live with Chinese host families, and attend GaoYuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. … Read More

Cultural Immersion in Fumel, France


The French Program 4th Graders are in Fumel, France, for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are living with French host families, and experiencing French life and culture firsthand. Assistant Head of School Kate Lussen and ISTP French teacher Cynthia Munster are accompanying our students, and … Read More

Visit from Author Sara Pennypacker – A Celebration of Creative Writing!


This week, Cohn Campus was filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation as students prepared for author Sara Pennypacker’s visit on Thursday. Sara Pennypacker is the author of beloved children’s books, including the very popular Clementine and Flat Stanley … Read More

Student Blogger Tai Noelle R. – 3rd Grade Poetry Slam


One morning, the whole of third grade went to the Bean-O’Sullivan Media-Hub and participated in a poetry slam. We had a poetry slam because we were learning about poetry in all three third grade classes. The poetry slam was truly … Read More

Gala 2015: ISTP Community Rallies for the Most Successful Gala to Date!


Maybe it was the sparkling golden garlands that set the festive mood. Maybe it was the champagne bar, pouring the same vintage served at the Elysée Palace. Or maybe it was the golden sparkle of guests’ elegant evening wear. Whatever … Read More

Guest Blogger Arnaud Cabanel: Conservation in our Own Backyard

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Each year since 2008, our International Middle School 6th graders have worked with Save the Bay, a non-profit organization that has been cleaning and restoring the San Francisco Bay for more than 50 years. On a yearly field trip, 6th graders assist … Read More