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International School of the Peninsula (ISTP):
International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) in Palo Alto in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, is an accredited, co-educational, bilingual immersion school offering French & Chinese (Mandarin) immersion programs to pre-school, elementary school and middle school students. One of the most meaningful gifts you can give your child is that of an exemplary education; one that opens doors and provides opportunities for success in an interconnected world.

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Accreditations:

Photo of Bilingual School in San Francisco Bay AreaInternational School of the Peninsula is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Ministère de l'Education Nationale. ISTP is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Our Mission:
The International School of the Peninsula educates children through a rigorous, bilingual curriculum that promotes critical thinking, international awareness and responsible global citizenship.

Our Philosophy:

We are a co-educational independent day school serving students in nursery through middle school. Through our rigorous academic program and multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment, we strive to develop individuals who:

- Demonstrate adaptability, confidence, expression, and cultural awareness
- Demonstrate critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving
- Demonstrate responsibility, integrity, and leadership
- Possess a lifelong passion for learning
- Possess an interest in participating in international communities
- Possess the capabilities to be leaders in international arena

Education Programs:

- French Language Early Years & Elementary Program
- Chinese (Mandarin) Language Early Years & Elementary Program
- International Middle School
- Summer Camp
- English Language Arts
- American History
- Physical Education
- French Language Arts
- Chinese Language Arts
- Music in French and Chinese
- Visual Art in French and Chinese
- Mathematics in French and Chinese
& more ...

Benefits of an Immersion School:
Most researchers agree that bilingual learners develop more skills in cognitive areas. This might explain why these students usually achieve better scores in verbal intelligence, conceptualization, global thinking, and more easily discover original approaches to problem solving.

The bilingual learner is also able to approach language learning with an advantageous distance from language mechanics. In this way, the teaching makes sense for the learner, and the child can see the immediate benefit to gaining this knowledge.

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Address: 141 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California , USA
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