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International School of Portland Welcomes Mexican Exchange Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PORTLAND WELCOMES MEXICAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS Students from Harmony School in Saltillo, Coahuila, visit International School of Portland for a weeklong school and homestay experience; marks first exchange experience from Mexico Portland, Oregon – April 8, 2024: In an exciting cultural exchange initiative, fifth-grade students from Harmony School in… View Article

Paula Cano Appointed as New Head of Early Childhood

Dear ISP Community, As the temperatures start to rise and the sun begins to shine, I am thrilled to announce that Paula Cano has been selected as our new Head of Early Childhood after a thorough, inclusive, and rigorous selection process! Many of you already know Paula as our Primary Years Program Coordinator and also… View Article

International School of Portland Acquires Lower Playground Property

Dear ISP Community, On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Senior Management Team at ISP, we’re excited to announce that International School of Portland has formally purchased the Lower Playground property. We’ve been leasing it for decades from a longtime Portland family, and have been engaged in discussions about acquiring it for many… View Article

International School of Portland Welcomes New Japanese Consul General Yuzo Yoshioka

On May 23, International School of Portland hosted Consul General Yuzo Yoshioka and Consul Naoto Shigehisa from the Consular Office of Japan in Portland. Mr. Yoshioka, who arrived in Portland in March to lead the consulate, toured the 33-year-old school and met with students in the Japanese program.

International School of Portland Teacher Publishes Spanish Translation of Seminal Inquiry-Based Education Book

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International School of Portland Folds 1000 Paper Cranes for Peace

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Benefits of Language Immersion: A Primer

Language immersion education has an obvious benefit: improved language proficiency. Immersing students in a language environment allows them to become proficient in the language through constant exposure and practice. However, there are several other demonstrated benefits of language immersion! Here are just a few: Cultural understanding: Immersion programs expose students to the culture associated with… View Article

ISP Student-Led Donation Drive in the News!

Our ISP Second and Third Graders made the local news! Last month, ISP 3rd Graders demonstrated December’s Learner Profile Trait of “Caring” by organizing a Clothing and Supply Drive!  In addition, based upon the ideas and leadership of our Japanese track 2nd and 3rd graders, the students created bookmarks and origami filled with messages of kindness, hope, and belonging. Local news media heard… View Article

Spear Center for Excellence in Teaching Inaugural Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International School of Portland’s Spear Center for Excellence in Teaching Hosts Inaugural Inquiry Learning Conference —The first of its kind in the nation, the center fills a significant gap in high-quality professional development opportunities for teachers working in language and inquiry-based teaching— October 18, 2022 (PORTLAND, Ore.) – On October 14-15, the… View Article

International School of Portland Announces Grant from the United States-Japan Foundation

International School of Portland Announces Grant from the United States-Japan Foundation —The $75,000 grant will enhance the school’s unique Japanese language program and provide training for Japanese immersion teachers throughout the U.S.— January 25, 2022 (PORTLAND, Ore.) – International School of Portland of Portland has received a $75,000 grant from the United States-Japan Foundation to support… View Article

ISP Receives Major Grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

International School of Portland - Murdock Grant December 2021

ISP named a 2021 Oregonian Top Workplace

2021 Top Workplace

Announcing the International School of Portland!

International School of Portland

International School of Portland Announces New Leadership

International School of Portland - Leadership Announcement May 2021

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