About Us

Quick Facts about Saint Paul American School

| Saint Paul American School Beijing (SPAS) | Private | College-Preparatory | Co-Ed | Dual-Diploma |

Principal: Chase Vaughn

Founded: 2007

Type: College preparatory, Dual-Diploma

Enrollment: 300

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Average Class Size: 15

View of Campus from above


  • School/ teaching building
  • Boys and Girls dormitories
  • 2 Computer labs
  • Cafeteria
  • Gymnasium
  • Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Outdoor multi-purpose field, which includes running track, basketball courts, and soccer field.


  • U.S. North Central Committee of Accreditation (NCA)


Saint Paul American School provides a full US curriculum, with over 40 courses offered, ranging from the introductory to AP level. Students also take courses in Chinese language, culture, history, and art.

For students needing more academic support there is a peer tutoring program, as well as a nightly study hall in which certified teachers provide additional help. All students participate in an afterschool activity or club of their choosing. Emphasis is given to the fine arts

Principal's Greeting


I want to welcome all incoming and returning students and parents/guardians to the 2017-2018 school year! It is truly an honor and a privilege to return to Saint Paul American School and serve as your Principal for the upcoming school year. As I enter my fifth year at SPAS, I strive to motivate, inspire, and propel each member of the SPAS family to be their very best and maximize their potential.

I look forward to working with everyone to make sure that the connection between the school, the students, and family allows for nurturing and honing of their child’s skills. It is my hope that your student has a positive experience on our campus as we emphasize taking a holistic approach to student learning and focusing on all aspects of their lives – Academic Success, Physical, Social, Mental/Emotional overall health and more.

I encourage all students to take part in our updated activities and clubs as we are now offering opportunities for students to graduate with a STEM-Track diploma if they choose to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students can also obtain Microsoft certifications when they participate in and complete coursework and assessments through our new partnership with Microsoft Imagine Academy. Additionally, our school has started a Coding Club and Design Club that will incorporate Minecraft for Education into the class! In addition to the STEM classes and clubs, we have added many new Arts clubs as well to include – Fashion Design, Drama Club, Improv/Acting and Debate Club.

These are just some of the new and exciting opportunities happening this year at SPAS. I also hope to see students participating in some of our extracurricular activities and athletics – our table tennis, soccer, basketball, badminton, and chess teams will compete in friendly exchanges and tournaments with schools throughout the Beijing Area Sports Exchange over the course of the first semester. Lastly, below you will see an updated vision and mission that was developed using a shared decision and vision making process, and updated goals for the 2017-2018 school year. Through continued communication, teamwork, patience, and hard work, I can assure you that we will make this year at Saint Paul American School, Beijing a truly wonderful experience for all. I wish you all the very best of luck in the upcoming school year!

Mr. Chase Vaughn
Mr. Chase Vaughn

Mr. Chase Vaughn
Saint Paul American School - Beijing, China


Vision and Mission

School Vision

The Vision of Saint Paul American School is to be a community of life-long learners whose graduate and transfer students demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to succeed in the global community.

School Mission

The Mission of Saint Paul American School is to provide a quality education that empowers students with life-long learning skills and prepares students for professional success in the global community by displaying content mastery, cultural literacy, critical thinking, communication skills, and personal & social responsibility.

Accredited by NCA through AdvancED

St. Paul American School is proud to be an NCA accredited school. What an NCA accreditation means?

"While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students." http://www.advanc-ed.org/


NCA seal
Advanced ED Seal



Where are we?

Qinghe Campus of The Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University

Address: 18 Guan Ao Yuan, Qinghe, Haidian District, Beijing, 100192

Address in Chinese: 北京市海淀区清河观澳园18号院

Direction from airport to the school:

Take the airport highway, get on the 5th ring, and then get off the 5th ring at the 44th exit; drive all the way north to Heiquan Rd, and turn left at the 2nd traffic light. The school is located 100 meters away on the left of Longgang Rd.

Direction from airport to the school in Chinese:

Contact Us

Monday-Friday: AM 9:00- PM 5:00

Phone Number: 86-10-80703429

Email: admissions@stpaulamerican.org

Important Documents

The following are a collection of documents that are important for students and families of Saint Paul American School. As more of these important articles become web ready and formatted into optimized PDFs we will continue to place them on this page. If there is information that you need that cannot be found in these documents or elsewhere on the website, please contact us at info@stpaulamerican.org.