In September 2018, St. Paul Academy opened in Daechi, located in Gangnam, Seoul, and drew strong interest from the Korean parents living nearby. It is one of the twelve overseas campuses of Nacel Education. Saint Paul Schools focus on high standard of American education and curriculum for high school students based on the original campus located in St. Paul, Minnesota. A supervisor from our American headquarters will visit the Daechi campus every semester to ensure academic quality control. They will guide Daechi teachers to consistently implement, deliver, and improve the St. Paul educational programs. This creates a unique opportunity for Korean students to experience and grow in a community of life-long learners with Saint Paul's approach toward developing global leaders.
St. Paul Academy 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 as well as competent problem solvers. Our curriculum emphasizes the development of critical and analytical thinking skills within a college preparatory academic framework, with a balanced focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well.
We work 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 Saint Paul School System with the goal of preparing for competitive universities.
Our curriculum is constructed to provide every student with internationally focused goals and American education fundamentals by using AERO, Common Core ELA, Common Core Mathematics, and Next Standards. This is delivered through a framework for instruction driven by consistent formative and summative assessment with 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 school improvement plan.
The following listed goals provide a continual cycle of improvement within Saint Paul Academy.