Graduation 2014: Celebrating, Giving Thanks, Saying Goodbye

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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 each member of … Read More

John Steinbeck and Diego Rivera: Making Connections Between Art and Literature

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This spring, International Middle School English teachers Brian Johnson and Heidi Smith, and art teachers Aïcha Idelcadi and Haiying Yang collaborated on a project that challenged students to analyze the connections between art and literature through the works of John Steinbeck and … Read More

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

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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. For nearly a month, our French Program Middle School … Read More

ISTP Students Excel in 39th Annual Mandarin Speech Contest

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The Mandarin Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, is an annual ISTP tradition. The contest, held in San Francisco each year, is always a fun challenge for our Chinese Program students, giving them the opportunity … Read More

Cowper Campus Spring Break Mini Camp: Voyaging into Space!

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This year’s space-themed Spring Break Mini Camp felt like an exciting voyage into the great beyond! From space-themed cooking and art projects to a field trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum, our week was filled with hands-on exploration and discovery. … Read More

Peter and the Wolf: Kindergarteners Connect Words, Music, and Art

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This spring, the students in the English kindergarten classes on Cowper Campus have been working on an interdisciplinary unit about fairy tales. The kindergarteners, taught by Carol and Susan and Giselle and Beth, have especially focused on tales that feature … Read More

Guest Blogger Suzanne O’Brien: Trustee Education

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One of the five planks in the ISTP 2011-16 Strategic Plan is Board Governance & Leadership.  Trustee education is an important ingredient to sustaining a superior Board that supports the school’s mission through it’s leadership, financial support, and long-term planning.  The … Read More

Middle School Cultural Exchange Trip: Life at the Wuhou Foreign Language School

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ISTP Middle School students are living and studying at the Wuhou Foreign Language School in Chengdu, China, as part of a cultural exchange trip.  With this blog, I would like to provide everyone with a glimpse of their exciting daily activities! … Read More

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to China: Exploring Shanghai, Learning at Qiu Shi Elementary

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For the past week, Chinese Program teachers Shu-Chun, ChuHsi and I have accompanied a wonderful group of 4th and 5th graders on a cultural exchange trip to Hangzhou, China. We began our journey in Shanghai, where we ventured to the … Read More