Welcome to ISTP’s New 2016–2017 Faculty and Staff!

Annie Madigan

We are very excited to introduce the new teachers and administrators who will be joining ISTP’s faculty/staff for the 2016–2017 school year! Ali O’Regan Upper Elementary PE Teacher Ali grew up in Cork, Ireland. She graduated from University College Cork … Read More

4th and 5th Graders Learn About the U.S. Electoral Process with Mock Election


Each week, students in fourth grade are responsible for teaching their classmates about one current event relevant to their lives and the world around them. A few months ago, one fourth grade student taught the class about Super Tuesday, a … Read More

ISTP Students Take Top Honors at Chinese Speech Contest

Speech 2016 Pic

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chinese Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC), that took place on Saturday, April 23.  Twenty ISTP students took top honors in the the most competitive … Read More

5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip: Exploring Taipei

Updates about Taiwan-Day 2

The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are exploring Taipei, living with Chinese host families, and attending Gao Yuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. Chinese Program Teacher Cindy Chiang chronicles their … Read More

Guest Bloggers Heidi Smith and Ya-Ching Chang: Inquiry Learning in 3rd Grade English and Chinese


When we develop lessons, we always try to keep our school’s mission in mind, and strive to create curricula that develop students’ international consciousness, helping them make connections across disciplines, languages, and cultures. This fall, our 3rd grade class began a … Read More

Arts Night 2015: A Winter Wonderland of Creativity and Magic


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?


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