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About International School of the Peninsula...
Address
151 Laura Ln
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Telephone
(650) 251-8500
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 25
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Since 1979, the International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) has been the top international school (preschool to 8th grade) in Silicon Valley, and offers a French and a Chinese bilingual program.

ISTP educates students through a rigorous and dynamic bilingual program. Students are inspired to develop an inquisitive and responsible international mindset; one that fosters curiosity and builds cultural fluency, encouraging positive action and change in our world.

ISTP is accredited and is currently pursuing authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
574
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
80
Part-Time Teachers
4

Students

Students
574
Gender
  • Female
    43%
  • Male
    57%
Student Diversity
  • White
    56%
  • Asian
    34.6%
  • Multiracial
    4.2%
  • Hispanic
    3.1%
  • African American
    2.1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $147,537
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,379
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,989,300
    National
    $184,700

    International School of the Peninsula Reviews

    2 reviews
    My daughter has been at ISTP for six years. I can't say enough good things about the school! The addition of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning has made a strong academic program even better. In addition to developing bilingualism in our daughter, there are a variety of classes that foster the whole child. She has been learning computer science and design thinking since kindergarten and loves her PE, Art, and Music classes. We love that there are two immersion programs, Chinese and French, which makes for a diverse and internationally-minded community. Most importantly, our daughter is developing an understanding of the world that focuses on compassion and responsibility.
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    I have been working at ISTP for over 4 years now and have had a wonderful experience. Having previously taught in other international schools around the world, I was worried that in my move back to the US I'd lose a lot of the internationalism that is so important to me. ISTP, is truly an international school- with colleagues and families from all over the world I immediately felt at home. Colleagues bring with them ideas on best practice from their varied teaching experiences and administration have create a safe, trusted space where they encourage teachers to share, innovate and constantly grow. There is a really lovely atmosphere amongst all faculty and staff and a shared desire to always put the students first.