Getting to Know Silicon Valley International School – Right Here in Our Community - Meg Tierney
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Getting to Know Silicon Valley International School – Right Here in Our Community

December 18, 2023

Set amid the innovation hubs of Menlo Park and Palo Alto lies a hidden gem that’s not just a school but an embodiment of global education—Silicon Valley International School. As a Realtor deeply invested in our community, I have had the pleasure of delving into the fascinating world of this private institution, thanks to one of my esteemed clients who serves on the school’s board.

In January of 2020, the school changed its name from International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) to Silicon Valley International School (INTL). On January 1, 2021, Alto International School merged with Silicon Valley International School, creating the premier bilingual International Baccalaureate World School on the West Coast, and the only IB continuum school in the Bay Area.

This comprehensive Preschool-12 institution seamlessly blends education and multiculturalism. With a diverse student body drawn from across the globe, INTL stands as a testament to the global perspective that sets it apart from the educational landscape.

As my client has shared insights into the school’s ethos, I have discovered that INTL is not merely a place of learning; it’s a community where students are exposed to a wealth of languages, fostering both linguistic proficiency and a genuine appreciation for diverse cultures. The commitment to holistic development extends beyond the academic realm, with robust extracurricular programs ensuring that students graduate as well-rounded individuals.

For those unfamiliar with INTL, it’s not just about impressive classrooms and modern architecture (though those are undeniably present). It’s about creating an environment where students thrive academically while embracing the multicultural tapestry that makes our community so unique.

Despite its private status, INTL is somewhat of a well-kept secret in our community. Many local residents may not be aware of the incredible educational haven right in our midst. As a Realtor, I take pride in not just helping you find a home but in enriching your life by connecting you with the vibrant aspects that make our community extraordinary. Silicon Valley International School is undoubtedly one of them.

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