Arts Night 2015: A Winter Wonderland of Creativity and Magic

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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?

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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

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

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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

Guest Blogger Heidi Smith: Johnny Appleseed Inspires Interdisciplinary Connections

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At ISTP, teachers enthusiastically look for connections across subjects, languages, and grades. These connections often crystalize into meaningful interdisciplinary projects that pique inquiry-based learning. Interdisciplinary projects help students thrive in their learning experience, motivate them to develop confidence in taking … Read More

Guest Blogger Jacqueline Cody: A Third Grade Class Reflects on Their Trip to Little Basin

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On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the third grade team departed for two days of experiential learning in the redwood forests of Little Basin and Pescadero marsh. Upon returning, the third graders reflected on their trip and had the following to say: … Read More

Guest Blogger Lauren Christel: Making Connections Across Programs With Elementary School “Houses”

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If you’ve ever read the story Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, you’ve experienced firsthand the excitement of young wizards arriving at Hogwarts School for the first time and being sorted into their houses. While ISTP students are not wizards, … Read More

Guest Blogger Mike Kulbieda: Introducing ISTP’s New Elementary MakerSpace!

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It is very exciting to announce the opening of the ISTP Elementary MakerSpace. The purpose of this flexible space is for students and teachers alike to celebrate curiosity, resourcefulness, empathy, and problem-solving, all in service to the act of creation. It will … Read More

ISTP Student Takes Home 1st in Region at La Dictée P.G.L. in Montreal

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The International School of the Peninsula is proud to congratulate 5th grade French Program student, Alexandre A., on winning first place in his region at the La Dictée P.G.L. in Montreal. Over 370,00 Francophone students worldwide enter in this esteemed … Read More