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Ecole internationale de la Péninsule |
International School of the Peninsula
“In deciding where to send your child for school, the
most important thing you can think about is will the
school help your child make choices that will lead to an
enriching life. In that regard, this school is the absolute
Exploration is the right start to an education.
Balanced with the responsibilities of learning to be a part of a school and
community, we believe that exploration is an essential part of a student’s
long-term academic success. Discovery, play, and imagination are all key
elements needed to become creative and innovative problem solvers.
We teach with intent.
Students are encouraged to explore and discover the world around them,
not only through play, but through curricula, activities, and methods that
are designed with intent. Our dedicated Chinese, English, and French
language faculty create an optimal environment for students to work on
the foundations of learning, including oral language development, gross
motor skills, and social emotional learning, which leads to further cognitive
and social development.
Opportunities are created by taking risks.
Whether speaking French in class, writing an essay in Chinese, balancing
on an outdoor ropes course, or traveling to China or France starting in 4th
grade, our school provides myriad opportunities for students to try, fail,
and succeed. We guide them through these experiences so that they not
only build resilience and agility, but also become willing to take risks and
create positive learning opportunities for themselves.
There is more than one way to solve a problem.
One of the many benefits of a bilingual education is that students develop
a flexibility of mind. Research shows that bilingual children develop the
capacity to see challenges from multiple perspectives and understand that
there is more than one solution to a problem. Their bilingual education
makes them naturally open to new experiences, thoughts, and ideas.
We prepare students for careers that don’t exist.
The greatest benefit to our graduates is that they have become bilingual, as
well as a whole host of other advantages. They have become intellectually
agile. They have a broader worldview, sharper analytical skills, and a
creative approach to solving problems. They have developed a foundation
for becoming visionary leaders and innovators. This kind of learning is
vitally important to carving out careers and lives in the world they will
“We receive excellent feedback about our students from high
schools. ISTP graduates are exemplary individuals who have skills
that set them apart from other students: the ability to read and write
in two or more languages, incredibly rigorous study habits, a global
mindset, and the will to succeed.”
“The gift of a bilingual education
is a student’s ability to see the
world through multiple lenses.”
Office of Admissions | 151 Laura Lane • Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 251-8504 | www.istp.org/admissions