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 9 events.

  • ISTPin Networking Event

    This cross-generational event is for Alumni, Alumni Parents, Current Parents, and ISTP community members.

    For those of you who are new to networking, we are hosting a Networking Essentials session immediately before ISTPin on Sunday! We'll answer questions and give you advice on just what to do at a networking event. Be sure to add this to your registration if you want to attend.

    There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails as well as the chance to meet Bay Area executives and up and coming stars!

    Register to attend.

    Wais/Well Residence in Palo Alto
  • 10th Anniversary SoirĂ©e du Vin Wine Auction

    Soirée du Vin is Silicon Valley’s premiere Wine Auction, which benefits the International School of the Peninsula. Each year features fine wine lots carefully selected along with a handful of non-wine lots which feature trips and experiences that cannot be found anywhere else.
    Soirée du Vin is the Peninsula’s can’t miss event for anyone who loves fine wine, gourmet food and high-end living!

    For more information please visit:
    Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place Los Altos Hills, California 94022
  • Alumni Parent Gathering

    Woodside Bakery and Cafe is a true gem in the town of Woodside, and makes for the perfect setting for a long chat over dinner. Join us as we get together with old friends before the holiday rush!

    Cost: Cost of your own meal. 
    Woodside Bakery
  • 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
  • ISTPin 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
    Location TDB
  • Alumni Parent Gathering - Global Dinner

    Join Alumni Parents Sonya Pelia and Matthew Lutzker at their Menlo Park house for an deletable Global Dinner. Hurry to RSVP, dinner is limited to 16 people. 

    Lukzker/Pelia Home, Menlo Park
    Lukzker/Pelia Home, Menlo Park
  • 28th Annual Gala & Auction

    Join us for ISTP's largest fundraising event of the year!. Visit for more information or to register to attend.
    San Jose Fairmont Hotel
  • Alumni BBQ Reunion

    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 - Field - 003
  • Paris Alumni Reunion

    Every two years ISTP/PFAS hosts an alumni reunion in Paris, France. We hope you can join us for special reunion abroad!

    All alumni and their families (including the graduating 8th grade class) are welcome to attend!
    Paris, France
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA | Ecole internationale de la Péninsule | 半島國際學校
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.