International School for Peace has an Incentive Program for our families who refer new families.  If an ISP family refers a new family who enrolls a full-time tuition child continuously for 5 months, ISP will give the family a Thank You Incentive of $50 at the end of that period.  

International School for Peace, 
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St. Francis in the Foothills, is 

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Mission Statement

International School for Peace promotes peace within the individual, the community, and the world by immersing children in languages and multicultural experiences through play-based, anti-bias curriculum that celebrates diversity.


International School for Peace is a non-profit preschool that opened in August 2004 with a focus on peace and conflict resolution. By immersing the children in multicultural language and culture experiences, the International School for Peace promotes peace within the individual, the community, and the world.

Unique Programming

International School for Peace offers play-based full and partial language immersion preschool classes in Spanish. Our partial immersion classrooms provide English instruction (70%) with Spanish language enrichment activities (30%). Our full immersion classes are taught in Spanish. Children in all classrooms receive exposure to the language through songs, games, and cultural activities. Conflict resolution skills are used every day.


International School for Peace offers a play-based, child-centered, multicultural, anti-bias curriculum. We promote and celebrate diversity in our school, community and world through stories, books, games, songs, cultural artifacts, and visual materials that positively depict all races, cultures, ages, physical abilities, religions, socioeconomic status, and family configurations without stereotyping. We support the Arizona Early Learning Standards

Peaceful Communication

Every year the staff at ISP is trained or mentored in the use of Compassionate Communication and life coaching skills.  We aim to meet the needs of our school community, promote peace, and model for children a process of valuing our own needs and the needs of others.  Peaceful Parenting books are available in the preschool office for checkout. For more information please refer to our Handbook.


Spiritual Focus

International School for Peace has an ecumenical, non-denominational spiritual focus emphasizing the commonalities of all world religions, especially in the areas of friendship and peace.


International School for Peace will foster peace and understanding through the sponsorship of public festivals that celebrate diversity through food, dance, music, and storytelling from around the world, and works in partnership with St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church.

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International School for Peace
Located on the grounds of St. Francis in the Foothills
4625 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ   85718
Phone: (520) 299-8908
Fax: (520) 299-9099

Cathy DeMers, M. Ed.

Administrative Assistant:

Khylia Marshall

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We are happy to give tours of our school. Tours are conducted by the director and usually last about 45 minutes with a visit to each classroom and outdoor area. You are welcome to bring your children with you.

If you wish to schedule a tour, please contact the preschool office or fill out the Contact Us form below.