International School Of The Peninsula

Tel: (650)251-8500
Grades: PK-8 | 566 students
ISTP's constituents come from over 30 different nationalities, making the school truly international.
ISTP's constituents come from over 30 different nationalities, making the school truly international.
The International School of the Peninsula educates children through a rigorous, bilingual curriculum that promotes critical thinking, international awareness and responsible global citizenship.
We are a co-educational independent day school serving students in Nursery through middle school.
Through our rigorous academic program and multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment, we strive to develop individuals who demonstrate adaptability, confidence, expression, and cultural awareness; demonstrate critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving; demonstrate responsibility, integrity, and leadership; possess a lifelong passion for learning; possess an interest in participating in international communities; and possess the capabilities to be leaders in international arenas.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Bilingual School Association
Council of Bilingual Education
European Council for International Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 566 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade International School Of The Peninsula Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 21
Admissions Director Maile Uohara

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastside College Preparatory School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emerson School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hope Technology School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palo Alto
    Emerson School
    Montessori School
    Grades: 1-8 | 19 students
    0.2 miles
    2800 W Bayshore Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Palo Alto
    Hope Technology School
    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-8 | 124 students
    0.6 miles
    2525 E Bayshore Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: PK-5 | 300 students
    0.8 miles
    870 N California Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • East Palo Alto
    Grades: 6-12 | 287 students
    0.9 miles
    1041 Myrtle St
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: K-8 | 21 students
    1.1 miles
    735 Green Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

School Reviews

Both of my kids go here and are achieving an amazing education. In addition to robust academics, there is a strong arts and music program. The teachers and administrative staff are smart, caring and involved. We are very happy with our children''s critical thinking, problem solving and language skills - ISTP is preparing them to to participate in a worldwide economy. It''s a great school.
- Posted by Parent, 01/31/13

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