French Program 6th Graders Teach Kindergarteners About Plant Growth in Collaborative Science Project


French Middle School Teacher Elisabeth Lepert could not have picked a more beautiful day in March for her 6th Grade science class to visit the garden on Cowper Campus. As the sun shone on the grass and garden, the French … Read More

Why Are We Photocopy Free? Eco Sensibility and the Development of the Whole Child


Four times a year, photocopy free week on Cowper Campus gives students the opportunity to explore the world around them in new ways. The week is always a great learning experience for students and teachers alike. The idea to hold a … Read More

What is Developmentally Appropriate?


This past month, ISTP hosted a training by the Gesell Institute ( A large portion of the training focused on an overview of developmental ages and stages, which was a wonderful reminder and confirmation that ISTP is giving students what … Read More

Learning Through Dance

Pre-Kindergarten French Program teacher Cécile Roques has a passion for dance, and has practiced jazz, ballet, and modern dance since she was a girl. Nine years ago, while she was teaching underprivileged children in Paris, Cécile began to use modern … Read More

Earth Week on Cowper

During Earth Week on Cowper Campus, our students discovered the world around them and created wonderful memories. Our Earth Day – related activities included  earth science adventures during Mini-Camp, a new natural obstacle course, and our Earth Day extravaganza featuring … Read More