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  • 1979

    Founded as Peninsula French American School with 9 students, with Charlotte de Géry as Headmistress.
  • 1982

    Awarded accreditation from French National Ministry of Education.
  • 1986

    Awarded first accreditation from California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
  • 1996

    Addition of Chinese (Mandarin) Program and middle school. Name changed to International School of the Peninsula.
  • 1999

    Enrollment reaches 410 students, spread across two Palo Alto campuses.
  • 2018

    Authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School.
  • 2020

    Merger with Alto International School and addition of high school announced.
  • 2021

    Full merger with Alto International School finalized. INTL offers grades preschool through 12th.
The Silicon Valley International School (INTL) was established as a French immersion school in 1979, and was named the Peninsula French American School. Founded by Charlotte de Géry with a small group of parents and friends, the school originally opened its doors to nine students.

In 1996, we added a bilingual Chinese program as well as an international middle school and changed our name to the International School of the Peninsula.

In 2020, we again changed our name to Silicon Valley International School (INTL), to better reflect our location and our growth into an international school with a global reputation and reach. Today, we have a student body of around 700 students across two campuses.

In 2020, we announced our full merger with Alto International School, united under the same name – Silicon Valley International School (INTL).

With this exciting alliance, INTL will become the premier international school on the west coast, offering Chinese, French, and German language programs for Preschool through 12th grades, as well as an English track with a World Language component for high school, and the full continuum of the International Baccalaureate.

Our Founder

Silicon Valley International School (INTL) was started by an exceptional person with an unwavering vision for a language immersion school that educates bilingual and bicultural individuals. Madame de Géry’s drive and the compelling force of her vision galvanized a group of selfless, dedicated people who helped to launch the school. Charlotte de Géry is a permanent honorary trustee of Silicon Valley International School.