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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
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.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From International School of the Peninsula

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
5:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
81
Part-Time Teachers
13

Students

Students
574
Gender
  • Female
    54%
  • Male
    46%
Student Diversity
  • White
    56.2%
  • Asian
    34.5%
  • Multiracial
    4.1%
  • Hispanic
    3%
  • African American
    2.2%
  • 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-
    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

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    We have had a great experience at ISTP. For the last six years, my son has been learning a language that neither my husband nor I speak, and his teachers report to us that he speaks like a native! He is already excited about learning a third language in Middle School, and can't wait to continue to expand his love of languages and cultures.

    Beyond the language, we have also been very happy with the small class size and the overall level of academics provided - as well as the additional offerings such as computer science, drama, design, music, and art.
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    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.
    This is our seventh year at ISTP and our two children are thriving there. We initially sought a bilingual education because my spouse is French and we wanted our children to be able to communicate fluently with their French family members. We quickly realized that ISTP offers a multi-faceted education that extends far beyond a language immersion program. Our children are learning to be globally-minded, approach problems in different ways, assess their own abilities through the lens of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profiles, be socially and emotionally aware, gain an appreciation for and proficiency in the arts - all in addition to the top notch training in reading, writing and mathematics. The IB program is relatively new to ISTP and the incoming Head of School has impressive experience in this area. We are thrilled with the school and its community and look forward to our children continuing to learn and grow with the latest and greatest advances in education at ISTP.