Head of School: Roger L. Russell EdD
Type: College preparatory, Dual-Diploma
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Average Class Size: 15
Accreditation: Cognia / AdvancED
Dorms: Boys and Girls
Gymnasium: basketball, badminton, dance, and table tennis
Outdoor track, basketball courts, Volleyball and soccer field.
I would like to extend a warm greeting and welcome to you on behalf of Saint Paul American School!
The SPAS mission 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.
I am beginning my first year at SPAS and my sixth year in China.
Prior to coming to Beijing in 2016, I had worked in government, business, education, and NGO’s in the United States and Eastern Europe. My own education includes degrees in history, political science, public administration, and a doctorate in education administration.
My doctoral research focused on transformation in U.S. university students due to their study abroad experiences. Since coming to China, I have used insights gained from those investigations to help Chinese high school students prepare for English language universities abroad and have conducted research on their subsequent academic and social adjustment to university. In 2020, I used my own high school students to help conduct research on the resilience of Chinese students in universities abroad during the global pandemic and high school experiences that helped them develop resilience.
I have been involved in these studies while serving as Independent Research Program Coordinator, Dean of Faculty, and Deputy Head of School for another international school in Beijing and for its launch of an additional campus in a southern province before returning to Beijing to join SPAS.
I am thrilled to be a part of the SPAS learning community and look forward to continuing my own growth as I encourage the development of everyone else in it, faculty, staff, and students!
Dr. Roger L. Russell
Saint Paul American School - Beijing, China
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.
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.
All students are members of a global community and can be lifelong learners. It is our responsibility to prepare students for success and provide a safe and secure learning environment.
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, teachers hold daily office hours, there is a peer tutoring program, as well as a nightly study hall. All students participate in 2 activities or clubs of their choosing. Emphasis is given to the fine arts.
Saint Paul American School System has implemented district-wide standards as of August 2019 in order to make a cohesive experience between all Saint Paul schools for internal transfers, quality of education, and for shared goals.
The four core subjects use:
Standards for electives are:
St. Paul American School is proud to be a Cognia accredited school.
Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day https://www.cognia.org/
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:
Monday-Friday: AM 9:00- PM 5:00
Phone Number: 86-10-80703429