Mission Statement


Saint Paul Academy, Daechi, Korea

September 2018, St. Paul Academy opens in Daechi, Gangnam, Seoul, which is drawing strong interest of the Korean parents. It is one of the twelve overseas campuses of Nacel Education. All academics focus on the curriculum of high school students, and exactly will follow the standard curriculum of Nacel Education in Minnesota, USA. A Supervisor from our American headquarters will visit the Daechi campus every semester to assure academic quality control and will guide Daechi teachers to consistently implement and deliver and improve the general St. Paul educational programs. It will be a unique opportunity for Korean students to experience and grow in a community of life-long learners with the Nacel approach toward developing global leaders.

Mission Statement

St. Paul prepares students to achieve professional success in the global community and to become leaders with broad perspectives and high expectations for themselves and others. We believe that students must be culturally literate and competent problem solvers. Our curriculum emphasizes the development of critical and analytical thinking skills within a college preparatory academic framework, and balanced focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well.

Educational Target

To develop future leaders by motivating students to be competitive in an international environment. Students are challenged by a strong U.S. program provided by the Nacel International School System with the goal of preparing for competitive higher level educational institute.





Goals of American Education


The following listed goals provide for a continual cycle of improvement within Saint Paul Academy. The curriculum is set up to provide the student with the best education opportunities using the Minnesota State and AERO standards and delivered through an innovative 'Framework for Instruction' driven by constant and consistent assessment and feedback; all conducted under a culture that supports the respect for learning. The building blocks of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment all connected by a safe 'Culture of Learning' being continually monitored and documented is the foundation of our Improvement Plan.

  1. 1. Curriculum & Instruction SPDA will provide a curriculum and instruction protocol that is Minnesota and AERO standards based, and emphasizes a 'Depth of Knowledge' across all academic areas by engaging students in rigorous and relevant content leading to inquiry, problem solving and higher order thinking.
  2. 2. Assessment & Data SPDA will consistently employ and array of assessment tools for the purpose of evaluating student progress, identifying student learning needs and providing data driven instruction.
  3. 3. Supervision & Evaluation SPDA will ensure that its instructional activities are monitored and supervised through a teacher evaluation system.
  4. 4. Culture of Learning SPDA will maintain and foster a safe learning environment to create a 'Culture of Learning' of respect by engaging and challenging students in every aspect of their educational experience in order to develop a community of lifelong learners.