ISTP Introduces Student-Led Conferences


Why Student-Led Conferences? Student-Led Conferences offer the opportunity for ISTP students to emphasize their strengths, acknowledge their weaknesses, and, with you in attendance, plan for how to approach the next trimester. This provides a means to open up or improve … Read More

The International Adventures of the Lee Family – Switching Programs but Keeping the Same ISTP Spirit


As an international school, it is not uncommon for our families to move overseas. Still, when former ISTP Board Chair Peter Lee’s family moved to Paris for four years for his work, it was significant because we were losing a … Read More

Arts Night 2015: A Winter Wonderland of Creativity and Magic


On Saturday night, the outside of Cohn Campus felt more like Disneyland than the entrance to a school. As an eager crowd pressed in, lightning flashed through 3D clouds, fog billowed at the base of a waterfall, and snowflakes fluttered … Read More

Attention Professional Translators: Are you Smarter than an ISTP Third Grader?


ISTP 3rd graders Weston M. and Monika P. worked as professional translators, using their Chinese skills to complete a paid project for a technical document translation company.  The children were the final proof readers for the Chinese translation of a … Read More

Guest Blogger Carol Slattery: Inquiry Learning in the Early Years

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The realm of education has gone through many changes in the past twenty years. If you Google ‘21st Century Learning,’ words such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and curiosity appear. When I reflect upon my own primary and secondary … Read More

5th Graders Experience French Culture and History First-Hand in Blérancourt, France


Our 5th grade French Program students are on their cultural exchange trip to Blérancourt, France. They are living with host families and attending school in Blérancourt, as well exploring the many cultural attractions in the surrounding area. Read about their … Read More

Kate’s Blog: Inspiring Inquiry at ISTP


Every fall and spring, ISTP faculty participate in an all-day Teacher In-Service, allowing the faculty to dig deep into a topic, strategy, or issue and spend the day learning, discussing, reflecting, and planning. This past Monday, the entire faculty participated … Read More

Soirée du Vin 2015: Celebrating a Decade of Opulent Wine and International Connections


Sunday marked the 10th year of the Soirée du Vin wine auction, and the 10th year that this one-of-a-kind event has raised a generous sum for ISTP’s Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund. Since its founding, Soirée du Vin has matured … Read More