International School of the Peninsula

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International School of the Peninsula
International School of the Peninsula logo.jpg
Address
151 Laura Lane
Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County 94303-3221
USA
Coordinates 37°27′07″N 122°07′31″W / 37.4520295°N 122.1252189°W / 37.4520295; -122.1252189Coordinates: 37°27′07″N 122°07′31″W / 37.4520295°N 122.1252189°W / 37.4520295; -122.1252189
Information
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."
Founded 1979
Founder Charlotte de Géry
Status Open, Accepting New Students
Head of school Philippe Dietz
Grades Nursery–8th Grade
Age range 3–12
Enrollment 565 (2015)
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
Information 1-650-251-8500
Website

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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

In September 2000, ISTP moved the elementary and middle school programs into the newly built Cohn Campus.[2]

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.

Accomplishments[edit]

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.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

In 2016, ISTP won Palo Alto's 4th annual Mayor's Green Business Leader Award.[9]

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