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


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


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


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


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


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