Guest Blogger Mike Kulbieda: Introducing ISTP’s New Elementary MakerSpace!


It is very exciting to announce the opening of the ISTP Elementary MakerSpace. The purpose of this flexible space is for students and teachers alike to celebrate curiosity, resourcefulness, empathy, and problem-solving, all in service to the act of creation. It will … Read More

Philippe’s Blog: How Curiosity and Failure are Key for Lifelong Learning

Perseverance and Success Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces Chalk Drawing

This summer, I read Mindset-The New Psychology of Success, by Dr. Carol Dweck, Stanford professor. Dr. Dweck thoroughly researched the topic of strengthening and growing intelligence and talent through effort, grit, and perseverance. In her findings, she discovered the differences between the fixed … Read More

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. In these ways, the ceremony had the marks of a traditional graduation. In … Read More

ISTP Student Takes Home 1st in Region at La Dictée P.G.L. in Montreal

Photo Credit: Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie (La dictée P.G.L. 2015)

The International School of the Peninsula is proud to congratulate 5th grade French Program student, Alexandre A., on winning first place in his region at the La Dictée P.G.L. in Montreal. Over 370,00 Francophone students worldwide enter in this esteemed … Read More

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