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Mission

Our Mission

The International School of the Peninsula educates children through a rigorous, collaborative, bilingual curriculum that promotes active engagement and responsible international consciousness.

Core Values

We are a co-educational independent day school serving students in nursery through middle school. Our mission and core values help guide us:

  • Promote personal and academic excellence through a bilingual curriculum in an international community
  • Collaborate and communicate
  • Foster integrity, trust, and respect of others
  • Be inclusive
Promote personal and academic excellence, through bilingualism.
ISTP provides an educational environment that promotes intellectual and personal growth through a comprehensive bilingual education, which fosters character development in its students and prepares them for high school and beyond. We will continue to elevate our educational standards, and remain responsive to changing conditions and trends in academics, including the international academic community. To achieve these goals, we will continue to attract, cultivate, and retain faculty and staff who dedicate themselves to global consciousness, collaboration, innovation, and students’ personal growth as a means to create a stimulating bilingual environment.

Collaborate and communicate.
ISTP encourages students to articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms, contexts and languages. It is important that our students learn to communicate effectively in diverse settings and environments. We expect students to demonstrate the ability to work effectively and respectfully with peers and adults. We support individual contribution and at the same time we help students learn how and when to work together as a team to reach common goals.

Foster integrity, trust, and respect of others.
ISTP fosters trust, integrity, and respect between and among all segments of the school community: parents, students, teachers, and staff. The environment of respect makes ISTP a safe place for students to explore and take risks with the knowledge that they will be supported throughout, and learn from mistakes as they achieve success.

Be inclusive.
ISTP will maintain its commitment to the diversity of its community by fostering an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all which will prepare students to collaborate and thrive in an increasingly diverse and global society.

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.
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.