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


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

Cowper Campus Spring Break Mini Camp: Voyaging into Space!


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


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

4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Touring Taipei, Attending Gaoyuan Elementary School


This is the first year that ISTP’s Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. The children are quite excited, and with this blog, I hope to share their adventure with you, and offer some insight into … Read More

Update from Fumel: Arriving and Exploring Château de Bonaguil


The French Program 4th Graders are in Fumel, France, for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. 4th Grade teachers Olivier Monteil and I are accompanying the students, and I will be providing updates on all their adventures! Day 1: We have … Read More

February Break Mini Camp on Cowper Campus: Where the Wild Things Are


February Break Mini Camp on Cowper Campus was a magical week in which we immersed ourselves in the richly imaginative world of children’s book author, Maurice Sendak. We read many of Sendak’s beloved stories, accompanied by his beautiful original illustrations, … Read More

Guest Blogger Véronique Merckling: Cohn Campus Students Become Computer Programmers for an Hour

3rd-5th grade students listen to instructions prior to using an "Angry Birds" app on their iPads to learn how to program.

This Thursday and Friday, our Cohn Campus students got a taste of what it is like to be a real computer programmer. For the first time, ISTP participated in an “Hour of Code,” an event sponsored by code.org and prominent … Read More

5th Grade Trip to Blérancourt: Stone-cutting, Sculpture, and Archery!


Today, the fourth day of our cultural exchange trip to Blérancourt, we participated in several fun activities in Soissons, one of the most ancient towns in France. First, we visited l’Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, a former Augustinian monastery, where we met José, our stone-carving instructor. We … Read More

Learning through Cuisine – ISTP Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Taste Week


This week, ISTP students are trying new foods and learning about cuisines around the world in our 10th annual Taste Week. Taste week began in France in the 1980s, where food and wine are treated as an important part of … Read More