Frequently Asked Questions

Who runs St. Paul Academy, Daechi?
SPAD is managed by Saint Paul Amiercan School System. We benifit from a curriculum that focuses on goals and American education fundamentals by using AERO, Common Core ELA, Common Core mathematics, and Next Generation Science standards to guide lessons. SPASS also has overseas campuses in Beijing(China), Yantai(China), Paris(France), Gdansk(Poland), Clark(Philippines), Tokyo(Japan), Botswana, and Seoul(Korea). Each of our schools are focuses on bringing the best possible outcome to education by focusing on important and relevant curriculum that fits the students' needs.
I think I am more ready to study 'very hard' in your campus, but am a little afraid if my English might not be strong enough to study American curriculum. Do you have any special arrangements for this type of case?
We accept students whose English is 217 or higher in ELTiS. This is for the case of 9th grade. If you apply for the 10th, it needs to be five points higher. Any students whose English is slightly lower than our requirements will be closely reviewed by the headmaster for evaluation on admission. In order to support eligible students SPAD offers ESL class every day in addition to the regularly scheduled English courses. After school, our classrooms become available for Study Hall from Monday to Thursday where students will have access to all of our teaching staff for an additional 2 hours. Additionally, SPAD offers everning test prep courses as part of our extended schedule available for students.
Can I study in other branch campus of Saint Paul as an exchange student while I am enrolled in SPAD?
Yes, you can. All branch campus of St. Paul use basically the same curriculum except Shanghai campus which is a science high school focusing on a STEM course of study, and campuses of Beijing and Clark have the special track of STEM. Of course, you can just take the non-STEM regular subjects there. If you like the school or the specific city where the campus is located you can opt to continue to stay there.
How is Saint Paul Academy, Daechi different from others in Korea?
SPAD is one of the branch campuses of Nacel Education, with the same curriculum and the same qualification requirements for teachers.
How do you assist students in applying for universities?
We understand that most of our students will go to universities mostly in the U.S., or in Korea, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Britain, Canada, or Australia. We offer test prep courses of TOEFL and SAT, and normally we have a college counselor as a member of regular faculty to assist students in deciding their majors, schools, and any future plans.