5th Grader Ylias G. Takes 1st Prize at PGL Dictée Finals!

We are very proud to announce that ISTP 5th grader Ylias G. recently won 1st prize in his region in the 2017 La Dictée PGL Finals in Montréal, Canada! Ylias was one of only 80 students, out of hundreds of thousands of … Read More

5th Grade Singapore Math Experts Take Action

One day while working in their Singapore Math Intensive Practice Book, three 5th grade students noticed something amiss. Although Jeremy D., Anya G., and Rayan R. very carefully calculated their answer to a “Take the Challenge!” question, it did not … Read More

ISTP Students Excel at 2017 San Francisco Chinese Speech Contest

This Saturday, April 22 was the 2017 San Francisco Mandarin Speech Contest sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC).   As always, ISTP students took top honors in the the most competitive Full Immersion category that includes … Read More

Guest Bloggers Erin O’Rielly & Liz Evans: Teachers as Learners

A little over a month ago, we had the exciting (and much appreciated) opportunity to attend the PYP Teaching and Learning workshop in Singapore. The IB workshops in Asia are particularly suited to ISTP’s needs as a multilingual, multicultural school, … Read More

Guest Blogger Ya-Ching Chang: 4th Grade Cultural Exchange and Experiential Learning in China

4th Graders in the Chinese Program traveled to China for a 10-day cultural exchange trip to experience Chinese life and culture firsthand. Students explored Hangzhou and Shanghai, lived with Chinese host families, and attended Qiu Shi Elementary School with their … Read More

8th Graders Reenact Historical Trial to Learn about the French Judicial System

Our 8th graders recently learned about French history and justice firsthand by reenacting the famous trial of Claude Gueux. They first read Victor Hugo’s account of the trial, and then staged the proceedings themselves. 8th grade student Sebastian H. summarizes the … Read More

Guest Bloggers Chu Hsi Tseng & Shu Chun Tai: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Chinese Language and Literacy

As we have incorporated more and more inquiry-based learning into our 2nd grade classrooms, we have focused on harnessing our students’ natural curiosity to build up and reinforce their Chinese language and literacy skills. We want our students to develop … Read More

7 Tips For Your Child’s Social-Emotional Well-Being, from Sheri Glucoft Wong

Educational expert Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW, recently visited ISTP to discuss ways we can help our children build healthy relationships with themselves, parents, siblings, and friends. How can we help kids thrive through positive communication, and a positive self-image? Home … Read More