International School of the Peninsula Head of School
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Presenting a uniquely dynamic and exciting leadership opportunity, International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) seeks a new head of school for July of 2020. ISTP resonates with joy for learning and passion for bridging cultures and developing deep understanding of our complex world. A bilingual PreK-8 school, including an Early Years Center, with immersion programs in French and Mandarin, ISTP consciously prepares its students for the challenges of the interconnected 21st century. Currently pursuing authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, ISTP embraces the global IB commitment to high quality, challenging international education, emphasizing both academic rigor and the conscientious nurturance of humane values. Through an inquiry-based bilingual curriculum, ISTP students develop superior critical thinking abilities, exceptional knowledge, a global perspective, and the mental flexibility associated with being able to grasp and articulate the world in multiple languages.
The School has earned its reputation as one the most outstanding primary, elementary and middle school options within commuting distance of Palo Alto, home to Stanford University. In that spirit, the School has made wise and impactful use of technology in instruction, while continually exploring ways in which new tools can enhance the core pedagogy and curriculum. Language-based service trips abroad reinforce the application of language skills and development of cultural competency. Now ISTP is contemplating whether to add a high school, and a third campus, built upon commitment to the IB diploma as well as essential grounding in bilingualism, inquiry-based learning and social-emotional well- being. Graduates of ISTP go on to excel at Bay Area independent and public schools, and the lives they eventually build reflect the values, competencies and intellectual engagement that is inculcated in childhood at this remarkable school.
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