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IB, Chinese, and French curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 18

Silicon Valley International School

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CurriculumsIB, Chinese, and French
Languages of instructionEnglish, Chinese, and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, Chinese, and French
Native English, Chinese, and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English, Chinese, and French)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: $27,000
to: $37,500
Address: 151 Laura Lane Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

ISTP offers English/French and English/Chinese programs.
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Number of students

560

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Average number of students per class

17

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English, Chinese, and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English, Chinese, and French

English as a Second Language Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

SVIS integrates technology and innovation throughout its curriculum, always focusing on the development of critical thinking processes, not on mere mastery of the technology itself.

SVIS' Computer Science program allows to teach complex problem-solving skills. On Cohn Campus, SVIS has a dedicated MakerSpace for design thinking projects/maker education as well as a spacious Media Hub for research, inquiry, 3D printing projects, and more. Students also have access to leading edge tools through our 1:1 iPad or laptop initiatives for 3rd–8th grades.

Uniform required

No

Entry evaluation for students

Language assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

There is no language competency requirement for those entering into our Early Years Program (Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten) or Kindergarten.

Considerations will be made for those interested in the elementary school that has no prior formal language education. All applicants will need to take a 1:1 language proficiency test as part of the admissions process to better understand the foundations of their language skills unless they are transferring from an accredited school from the French Ministry of Education.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Every September, SVIS begins the application process for the following academic year. After March, rolling admissions is available for grades in which SVIS has an open seat.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Pre-Jedi engineering Legos, soccer, playtime gymnastics, science exploration, Brazilian percussion, Capoeira, Samba, basketball, Spanish fun, jump bunch

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

SVIS has a competitive soccer/futsal team for 4th-8th grade students and a competitive basketball team for 1st-8th grade students.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Silicon Valley International School is an independent, co-ed nursery-8th grade Chinese/English and French/English language immersion day school located in Palo Alto, California.

Teaching approach of the school

SVIS educates students through a rigorous and dynamic bilingual program, inspiring them to develop an inquisitive and responsible international mindset.

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