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The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) was established as a French immersion school in 1979, and was named the Peninsula French American School. Founded by Charlotte de Géry with a small group of parents and friends, the school originally opened its doors to nine students. Today, we have grown to approximately 585 students across two campuses.

In 1996, the school added the Chinese immersion program as well as an international middle school and changed its name to the International School of the Peninsula.

 

Our Founder - Charlotte de Géry

The International School of the Peninsula was started by an exceptional person with an unwavering vision for a language immersion school that educates bilingual and bicultural individuals. Madame de Géry’s drive and the compelling force of her vision galvanized a group of selfless, dedicated people who helped to launch the school. Charlotte de Géry is a permanent honorary trustee of the International School of the Penisula.
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.