Alumni Parents

"...ISTP provided more than a fine education for my children; it provided friends here in Silicon Valley and all over Europe to visit, to travel with, to learn from and enjoy..."

Tate Cohn
ISTP Alumni Parent

"The parent community here is just a real gem in my life and a gem in my daughters' lives. And I have great memories – we all have great memories of the International School."

Catherine Shinners
ISTP Alumni Parent
Over the past thirty years, one thing has proved certain: the strength of our school community! A special part of our community is you, our Peninsula French American School / International School of the Peninsula alumni parents. Because of ISTP, great friendships have been forged over the years, and we want to be able to give you the opportunity to strengthen those friendships, rekindle old ones, and make new ones!

Alumni Parent Events

List of 7 events.

  • Arts Night

    Each year the Cohn Campus is completely transformed into a themed art gallery displaying a piece of artwork from each student at school. In addition to the beautiful art displays, the event is also a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends, current families, teachers, and alumni. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages are served.

    Cowper Familes: 4:00-6:00pm
    Campus Closed: 6:00-7:00pm
    Cohn Families: 7:00-9:00pm
    Friends and Alumni are welcome throughout the evening.

    For more information please visit
    Cohn Campus - Cohn Campus - 001
  • 35th Anniversary Reunion for Alumni & Past Parents

    Recconect, win prizes and take photos


All alumni and past parents are invited back to ISTP/ PFAS for a 35th Anniversary Reunion!
 Don't miss the special winter time celebration and recluse tour of the updated Cohn Campus. 

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. Encourage your fellow ISTP/PFAS friends to join you!

    Cohn Campus - Cohn Campus - 001
  • ISTP-in Networking Event

    ISTPin is a bi-annual networking event where alumni, past parents, current parents, and friends of ISTP can connect and freely discuss their professional lives.
    Hwasta Home, Redwood City
  • Teen Tech SF

    Cohn Campus - Rothschild Multipurpose Room - 137
  • Gala Online Auction Closes

    Visit to bid on over 300 items!
  • 27th Annual Gala & Auction

    Join us for ISTP's largest fundraising event of the year!. Visit for more information or to register to attend.
    The Fairmont San Jose, 170 South Market Street, San Jose
  • Alumni BBQ

    Join us for our Annual Alumni BBQ! The Alumni BBQ is held on the Cowper Campus, and is open to all PFAS/ISTP alumni and families (including the graduating 8th grade class), and always promises to be an evening full of good food, great company, and lots of laughs. Every year the BBQ is well attended by alumni, past and current parents, and faculty. Don't miss your chance to reunite with classmates and friends and the opportunity to the catch up and remember the time you spent together at PFAS/ISTP.
    Cowper Campus - Playground - 002
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA | Ecole internationale de la Péninsule | 半島國際學校
151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303  |  P: 650-251-8500  |
The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP), an accredited bilingual immersion school located in Palo Alto, California offers two language immersion programs: French immersion and Chinese immersion. Our Mandarin immersion program was created in 1996, and our French immersion program was created in 1979. ISTP’s language immersion program classes begin in pre-school, continues through elementary school, and culminates in middle school. ISTP also offers a language learning summer camp.

L'Ecole Internationale de la Péninsule est un établissement à programme bilingue homologué par le MEN français situé à Palo Alto en Californie qui offre deux programmes bilingues (franco-américain et sino-américain). Notre programme franco-américain a été créé en 1979 et notre programme sino-américain en 1996. Nos deux programmes bilingues accueillent des élèves dans les classes de la petite section de maternelle au collège (classe de quatrième). L'établissement offre également des camps d'été en différentes langues (anglais, français, mandarin et espagnol).

International School of the Peninsula does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan payments, athletic and other school administered programs.