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Board of Trustees

ISTP is a nonprofit organization administered by a Board of Trustees. The PTA President and the Head of School are ex-officio voting members of the Board of Trustees. The Board formulates the mission of the school, and develops the strategic plan, policies, and resources to ensure that the school’s mission is fulfilled. The Head of School is the professional, institutional, and educational leader of the school, and has complete authority for faculty, staff, and student selection, evaluation, and dismissal.

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  • James  Bean 

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  • Sophie  Bromberg 

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  • Philippe  Dietz 

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  • Gerald  Hwasta 

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  • Stephen  Kim 

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  • Kristine  Lui 

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  • Karen  Melchior 

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  • Victor  Perlroth 

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  • Brad  Vollmer 

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  • Céline  Boutté 

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  • Christopher  Cooper 

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  • Himanshu  Dwivedi 

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  • Terri  Kalia 

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  • Lloyd  Kurtz 

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  • Gary  Meeker 

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  • Suzanne  O'Brien 

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  • Jean-Frédéric  Viret 

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  • Kian  Wright 

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Honorary Trustees

Charlotte de Géry
Founder

Romain Serman
Consul General of France
San Francisco

Invited Staff Members

Kate Lussen
Assistant Head of School
 

Patricia Colin
Director of Advancement


François Guedenet
Director of Finance and Operations

Faculty and Staff Representatives

Lauren Christel

Lucas Gonzalez

David Huang
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  |  istp@istp.org
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.