At the International School of the Peninsula, we seek to attract, nurture and retain faculty and staff members that embrace an international community and understand what it means to nurture and foster global citizens and leaders.

If you are interested in developing global citizens who demonstrate leadership, integrity, responsibility, critical thinking and problem solving skills while learning and being exposed to multiple languages and cultures, please review our list of available positions.

ISTP is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and hires employees without regard to gender, race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation.

Current Open Positions

  • Substitute Teachers

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    The International School of the Peninsula seeks occasional substitute teachers for our early years, elementary, and middle school programs, beginning immediately. We seek substitute teachers who are native speakers and literate in either French, Mandarin, or English.

    A Substitute Teacher must demonstrate commitment to ISTP’s mission and the population we serve, as well as be experienced with teaching at the grade school level. He or she must also be responsible, self-motivated, friendly, willing to work with a team of colleagues, and be accepting and adaptable to a working environment with different cultures.

    Most substitute needs vary from day to day, although for some needs we do know the schedule in advance.

    • University degree
    • Experience teaching grade school children
    • Native/literate in French, English, or Mandarin

    $30/hour; no benefits. Please note this is not a contract position and we cannot guarantee any amount of hours.

    To Apply:
    Please send your cover letter and resume to Kate Lussen, Assistant Head of School at No phone calls, please.
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.