International School Of The Peninsula

151 Laura Lane,
Palo Alto, CA, 94303-0943
Tel: (650)251-8500
Grades: PK - 8 | 573 students
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. European Council for International Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Bilingual School Association
Council of Bilingual Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 573 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 21
Admissions Director Maile Uohara

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastside College Preparatory School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Headsup Child Development Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Creative Montessori Learning Center (1.7 miles away)
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    2800 W Bayshore Rd
    Palo Alto , CA , 94303
    (925)485-5750
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    (Nonsectarians)
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    Palo Alto , CA , 94303
    (650)688-0850
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    (650)326-9004
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School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - 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

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