Guest Blogger Chris Livaccari: ISTP Students Take Top Honors at the Mandarin Speech Contest!

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ISTP Chinese Program students once again took top honors in the annual Mandarin Speech Contest sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California. Our students received nearly 20 awards, including 3 first place and 4 second place wins (more … Read More

Experiential Learning in Hangzhou, China

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The Chinese Program 4th Graders are in China for a 9-day cultural exchange trip. Students will be living with Chinese host families and attending school in the city of Hangzhou, experiencing Chinese life and culture firsthand. Chinese Program Director Chris … Read More

5th Grade Cultural Exchange – Touring Taipei, Attending GaoYuan Elementary School

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The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for an 11-day cultural exchange trip. Students will take in the sights and sounds of the capital city of Taipei, live with Chinese host families, and attend GaoYuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. … Read More

Cultural Immersion in Fumel, France

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The French Program 4th Graders are in Fumel, France, for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are living with French host families, and experiencing French life and culture firsthand. Assistant Head of School Kate Lussen and ISTP French teacher Cynthia Munster are accompanying our students, and … Read More

Visit from Author Sara Pennypacker – A Celebration of Creative Writing!

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This week, Cohn Campus was filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation as students prepared for author Sara Pennypacker’s visit on Thursday. Sara Pennypacker is the author of beloved children’s books, including the very popular Clementine and Flat Stanley … Read More

Student Blogger Tai Noelle R. – 3rd Grade Poetry Slam

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One morning, the whole of third grade went to the Bean-O’Sullivan Media-Hub and participated in a poetry slam. We had a poetry slam because we were learning about poetry in all three third grade classes. The poetry slam was truly … Read More

5th Graders Take Virtual Tour of the Musée de la Grande Guerre in Meaux, France

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Last week, ISTPs’ French Program 5th Graders took a tour of the Musée de la Grande Guerre (a museum of the First World War) in Meaux, France. A guide showed students around, and explained the various exhibits, which included WWI … Read More

Philippe’s Blog: Pioneering a Computer Science Curriculum at ISTP

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I first witnessed the impact that computer science can have on a young mind when my son fell in love with coding in high school. At that time, very few schools offered any type of computer science curriculum, and my … Read More