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

Guest Blogger Maryam Shabani: An Update on Playground Activities

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This year, we’ve once again received very encouraging and positive feedback from students, parents and teachers regarding our playground activities. We continue to organize structured games and have moved forward with new activities on our playground. This is all to … Read More

A Decade with QiuShi Elementary School

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One of the highlights of the 5th grade Chinese Program curriculum is a unique cultural exchange program with our sister school, QiuShi Elementary School, in Hangzhou, China. We visit them each April and they in return come to visit us … Read More

Experiential Learning in Blérancourt, France

French Cultural Exchange Trip to Blérancourt

Each year, ISTP’s 5th grade French students have the opportunity to travel to Blérancourt, France on an immersion exchange trip. This incredible opportunity not only helps students to solidify their language skills, but also expands their cultural understanding and is … Read More

Creativity, Collaboration, and Design Thinking in 1st Grade Chinese

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On Tuesday morning in Portia’s 1st grade Chinese classroom, students were buzzing with excitement. The class was gathered around a tableau they had created themselves, collectively writing their own story about the scene before them. The activity was part of … Read More

Experiential Learning: 3rd Grade Overnight Trip to Point Reyes

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Last week, the third graders embarked on an exciting overnight camping trip to Pt. Reyes, a location chosen for its rich historical and geographical features. This trip offered our third graders the very best of experiential learning. The learning opportunities … Read More