5th Grader Ylias G. Takes 1st Prize at PGL Dictée Finals!

We are very proud to announce that ISTP 5th grader Ylias G. recently won 1st prize in his region in the 2017 La Dictée PGL Finals in Montréal, Canada! Ylias was one of only 80 students, out of hundreds of thousands of … Read More

5th Grade Singapore Math Experts Take Action

One day while working in their Singapore Math Intensive Practice Book, three 5th grade students noticed something amiss. Although Jeremy D., Anya G., and Rayan R. very carefully calculated their answer to a “Take the Challenge!” question, it did not … Read More

Guest Bloggers Erin O’Rielly & Liz Evans: Teachers as Learners

A little over a month ago, we had the exciting (and much appreciated) opportunity to attend the PYP Teaching and Learning workshop in Singapore. The IB workshops in Asia are particularly suited to ISTP’s needs as a multilingual, multicultural school, … Read More

Guest Bloggers Chu Hsi Tseng & Shu Chun Tai: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Chinese Language and Literacy

As we have incorporated more and more inquiry-based learning into our 2nd grade classrooms, we have focused on harnessing our students’ natural curiosity to build up and reinforce their Chinese language and literacy skills. We want our students to develop … Read More

Year of the Rooster Performances Showcase Students’ Cultural Literacy

School performances are always a highlight for parents, and they give students a chance to gain confidence as they take a turn in the spotlight. ISTP’s Chinese New Year Performances are even more special, because they allow students to share … Read More

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

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

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

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