International School of the Peninsula
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|International School of the Peninsula|
|151 Laura Lane
Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County 94303-3221
|School type||Private Language Immersion|
|Motto||"The International School of the Peninsula educates children through a rigorous, collaborative, bilingual curriculum that promotes active engagement and responsible international consciousness."|
|Founder||Charlotte de Géry|
|Status||Open, Accepting New Students|
|Head of school||Philippe Dietz|
|Language||English, French, Mandarin Chinese|
|Campus||Cohn Campus (1st–8th Grades), Cowper Campus (Nursery–Kindergarten)|
|Accreditation||California Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Ministère de l'éducation nationale|
International School of the Peninsula (ISTP, French: École internationale de la Péninsule, Traditional Chinese: 半島國際學校, Simplified Chinese: 半岛国际学校, Pinyin: Bàndǎo Guójì Xuéxiào) is an independent co-ed nursery–8th grade day school located in Palo Alto, California.
International School of the Peninsula offers two bilingual immersion programs: Mandarin Chinese-English and French-English.
The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) was established in 1979 as the Peninsula French-American School (PFAS), founded by Charlotte de Géry. In 1996, the school added the Mandarin Chinese-English program as well as a middle school and changed its name to become the International School of the Peninsula.
In September 2000, ISTP moved the elementary and middle school programs into the newly built Cohn Campus.
ISTP celebrated its 35th anniversary during the 2014–2015 school year and marked the 15th anniversary of the Mandarin Chinese-English immersion program in 2011.
ISTP has had over a decade of appearances in the annual San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade. The school has received several awards in the Amateur Self-Built Float Category in previous years, winning either 1st or 2nd place.
In 2016, ISTP won Palo Alto's 4th annual Mayor's Green Business Leader Award.
- California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- French Ministry of Education
- Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE)
- National Association of Independent School (NAIS)
- Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA)
- Agency for French Teaching Abroad (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger)
- Education in France
- American School of Paris - An American international school in France
- Darling, Elizabeth (1996-08-21). "French-American School to add Mandarin". Palo Alto Daily News.
- Breitrose, Charlie (September 13, 2000). "SCHOOLS: International School opens new campus". Palo Alto Weekly.
- "2006 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade Judging Results" (PDF).
- "2007 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade Judging Results" (PDF).
- "2008 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade Judging Results" (PDF).
- "2009 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade Judging Results" (PDF).
- "2011 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade Judging Results" (PDF).
- "Around Town: Gung Hay Fat Choi". Palo Alto Weekly. March 12, 2003.
- "Community Notebook: Eight Palo Alto companies recognized for green efforts". Palo Alto Weekly. April 7, 2016.
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- "ISTP listing on WASC's website".
- "ISTP listing on AEFE's website".