School Review

ISTP is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian bilingual immersion day school with two Preschool – 5th grade programs (French Immersion and Mandarin Chinese Immersion) and an international middle school.

List of 4 items.

  • Enrichment

    After School enrichment programs offered.
  • History

    Established in 1979
  • Grades

    Preschool through 8th
  • Location

    Two age-appropriate Palo Alto campuses with convenient access to HWY 101.

Inside ISTP

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  • 560+

  • 400+

  • 90

    Full-Time Faculty Members
  • 1:1

    Laptop and iPad Programs
  • 50

    Shared MacBooks in 1st-5th grades
  • 104

    Shared iPads in Preschool-2nd grade and Media Hub.

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  • 17 Students

    Average Class Size
  • 18%

    Students receive financial assistance
  • 30+

  • 6

    Cultural immersion exchange trips (France, China, Costa Rica)
  • 90%

    Students accepted into their first choice of high schools
  • Languages

    Teachers are native-speakers of target language
Graduates from ISTP attend top regional high schools, in addition to the best universities in the country and across the globe. In the past three years, we have had alumni continue their education at the following institutions, among many others.

High Schools

  • Bellarmine College Preparatory
  • Castilleja School
  • Crystal Springs Uplands School
  • Woodside Priory School
  • French-American International School
  • International High School
  • Junipero Serra High School
  • Le Lycée Français de San Francisco
  • Menlo School
  • Notre Dame High School (Belmont)
  • Notre Dame High School (San Jose)
  • The Nueva School
  • Sacred Heart Preparatory
  • St. Francis


  • Cambridge University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • McGill University Montreal
  • MIT
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Sciences Po
  • Stanford University
  • Université Paris Sorbonne
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Edinburgh
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