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St. Paul American Boarding School Beijing

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

Description St. Paul American Boarding School Beijing

  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Students age: 15 to 18 years
  • Total number of students: 300 people, approximately 20% are foreign students
  • Studying programs: 7-12 classes of general education program
  • Accommodation type: boarding house
  • Language of instruction: English.

The private English boarding school Saint Paul American School (SPAS, American School of St. Paul) was established in 2007. Nowadays, about 300 students study here (grades 7-12), and the institution itself is included in the large international education network NACEL. Main goal Paul American School is the development of future leaders: competitive, self-confident, able to take responsibility and successfully work in an international environment.

The school provides a unique opportunity: it combines the strong traditions of the average American school and the severity, the consistency of the Chinese educational system, the chance to study the rich history and culture of the Celestial Empire. The latter became possible thanks to fruitful cooperation with Beijing Pedagogical University, recognized leader of higher education in China. Education in SPAS gives children the opportunity to comprehensively, effectively prepare for further education in Chinese or American colleges and universities. St. Paul American School has the prestigious accreditation of U.S. North Central Committee of Accreditation (NCA).

Not only Chinese and Americans study here, but also representatives of many other countries - foreign students make up about 20% of students. The school has representatives from Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, Australia and Brazil, Mexico, Slovakia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Korea, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Serbia and Poland. The teaching staff, like most of the administrative staff, is represented by American teachers, but among them there are Chinese teachers who fluently speak English. The school adopted a dress code, carefully tracked attendance and the level of discipline, encourage diligence and punctuality. The ratio of teachers to students is approximately 1:10.

Beijing is one of the 6 oldest cities in the country: it is a real stronghold of Chinese political and public life, the most important cultural, educational and commercial center, home to almost 15 million inhabitants. Education here will help children to join the general flow of world culture, to learn how to interact with people of different nationalities, to get used to new traditions, to become more educated, tolerant, inquisitive and diversely developed personalities. The school is located in the area of ​​the Olympic Village (Beijing Olympic Village Area), in the technologically and infrastructure developed area of ​​the city.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St. Paul American Boarding School Beijing

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from 23 250 $ / year

Like most other institutions of the NACEL network, the St Paul American School specializes in the High School Program: teaching children in high school from 7th to 12th grade. The main goal is not only to give children a quality education, but also to prepare them for life in a modern multicultural society, to teach them to respect and accept other traditions, points of view and opinions. This is the basis for world cooperation, the basic principle of peaceful coexistence of all religions, nations and cultures.

A fairly wide range of subjects covering all fundamental fields of knowledge is being studied:

  • Natural sciences: physics (+ in-depth), biology, anatomy, chemistry (+ in-depth), general universal course, environmental sciences
  • Chinese language: levels from 1 to 6, preparation for the HSK exam at levels from 3 to 6, advanced Chinese course
  • Literature (in English): composition, art writing, speech and communication, world literature, American literature, creative writing
  • Mathematics: algebra (elementary, advanced), geometry, computation (including initial and advanced courses)
  • Social and human sciences: American government, US history, world history, geography, economics, sociology.

There are also elective disciplines that students can choose at their own discretion:

  • Information technology (IT)
  • Digital art
  • Web design and development
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills
  • Symphonic music
  • Health
  • Physical culture and sport.

There are intensive English courses (mainly for those students who plan to take international tests and exams), elective courses for colleges and universities.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students have an opportunity to study and live in a full-board school: there are separate residences for boys and girls (only 2 buildings). Each room is designed for 2-3 people, fully furnished with necessary furniture and appliances, includes a sink and shower, an individual workplace for each student. In free access on each floor there is a cozy lounge zone for rest, in which there is TV, computer equipment, refrigerator and microwave.

The rooms are cleaned by the maid once every 2-3 days, students have access to the Internet in all rooms, can use the laundry.

The main meals are held in the common cafeteria: the children are served traditional Oriental dishes (Chinese, Japanese and Korean). In their free time, students can prepare themselves light snacks in common living rooms.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, computer science, drama, economics, geography, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, rhetoric, World history, World literature
Events list: art, Athletics

Events St. Paul American Boarding School Beijing

Many students spend free time for sports activities: basketball, soccer, badminton are popular. There is a dance and drama studio, you can sing in a school choir or play in a local rock band. Especially popular are the traditional Chinese arts: here you can learn calligraphy or martial arts, play national instruments or master ancient culinary recipes. Conducted classes on traditional poetry, singing, drawing.


  • Graduates receive a double diploma - Chinese and American - which increases their chances of enrolling in a good foreign university
  • Small classes: 15 people are engaged in each. Individual, personal approach, attention to each student
  • Constant support, mutual help between students and teachers
  • Daily free consultations from teachers (most often in the evenings)
  • Saturated extracurricular activities, developed clubs and interest sections (especially noteworthy fine arts)
  • Opportunity to learn different world traditions and cultures, to communicate and make friends with representatives of different nationalities
  • Opportunity to join the rich and interesting Chinese culture, learn traditional arts and crafts
  • Language, which has a beneficial effect on career and educational opportunities in the modern world.

Equipment St. Paul American Boarding School Beijing

In addition to classes, students visit technical and computer labs, a spacious library, and are provided with free access to the Internet. For sports and events there is an Olympic format pool (length of the tracks is 50 meters), a large sports hall, a multifunctional stadium with running tracks, fields for football and basketball. In their free time, students like to meet at a school café, where you can chat with friends over a cup of tea or coffee.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Academic Year in Paul American School is divided into 2 semesters, education starts in September or January. For a short while the school closes in February, during the New Year celebration according to the Chinese calendar. If you want to start your studies in late August-September, then the application must be submitted before April 15, if the anticipated start of the program in January - until October 30.

The indicated cost already includes:

  • Administrative fees
  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation on a full board basis (residence)
  • Uniforms 
  • Educational deposits
  • Transportation expenses
  • Student visa fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Transfer in both directions
  • 24 hour support and assistance, hotline 24/7
  • Supporting language program E-Learning.

The amount is not included and is paid separately:

  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transport and travel insurance (against flight delays, loss of luggage, etc.)
  • Visa fees and services
  • Medical examination (in the home country)
  • Educational books and materials, sporting events, vacations
  • Preparatory courses and trial testing of TOEFL, SAT or HSK
  • Double accommodation
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Extended medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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