Absolutely, as students received dual diplomas from our branch here in Clark as well as our main school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our diploma and curriculum meet the requirements of leading universities in the United States and has already facilitated many recent graduates to be accepted and attend universities in the United States.
Our school is an “American” school, but international in nature due to the very diverse student body. The Saint Paul School Clark has American management, faculty, curriculum, textbooks and the same teaching procedures/rules as our school in the United States. In that context, Saint Paul is an American school and not an international school, which may mix curriculums and have teachers from many different countries.
No, Saint Paul is a closed campus and secured with guards and CCTV. Movement in and out of the campus is regulated and monitored.
Except for language courses like Spanish and Mandarin, our teachers are from the United States and Philippines.
No, there is a “placement” test to test the skills of your child in order to properly place them in our academic schedule.
Young students become proficient in English within 18-24 months, and are able to begin basic usage within 6 months – of course depending on the student. After assessments, students will be assigned to the appropriate ESL (English as a Second Language) classes which are included in our fee/tuition schedule.
Recent graduates have been accepted to many colleges and universities in the United States, as well as around the world and here in the Philippines. High school students receive college counseling and assistance from the school to choose and apply to their desired universities.
We offer, as an option, door to door, chaperoned bus service.
Cash (dollars or Philippine pesos), Wire transfer, check, credit cards (MC/Visa).
The school, in order to foster consistency and discipline, as well as to curtail fashion controversies, does require students to wear the school uniform.
Yes, Saint Paul American School values the advice and counsel of our stakeholders, the parents, and we periodically have meetings between parents, teachers and school administration.
Yes, students are welcome to do a “sit-in” for one or two days with no obligation or fees.
September to June, with July and August having summer school (optional) if there is the required demand.
We are obligated, as a member of the SPASS System to use the American curriculum developed by SPASS, which adheres to the guidelines of the Academic standards promulgated by the Department of Education in Minnesota. The curriculum is widely accepted at public and private American universities.
So far we are privileged to welcome students from many nations including the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Korea, Philippines, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, and Iraq.
Saint Paul students meet each morning in their advisory class to discuss the school, events and receive guidance from their advisory teacher.
In the Philippines, K-12 students require a Special Study Permit, if they are not residents or citizens of the Philippines. Many students can derive status, and not need a Special Study Permit, through their parents if they have a working visa or investor’s visa.
Our student/teacher ratio is 9:1 and average class sizes are under 16 students. Saint Paul makes it a point to keep class sizes small as this is a distinct advantage in offering quality education.
Students attend classes from 8am to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm are comprised of various activities. Pre-K and Kindergarten students attend school from 9am to 2pm.
Students for Nursery must be at least three (3) years old by September 1.
Yes, the school has its own cafeteria and kitchen, providing high quality, fresh, cooked daily- breakfasts, lunches and dinners- seven days a week to serve day and boarding students. The food, with large portions, is a mix of international dishes, fruits, and vegetables.
Yes, the school has a nurse available at all hours.
Students are limited to only two to a room to provide space and comfort. Students learn independence as a key skill in preparing for college. The dormitory is on-campus, with 24 hour security and dorm staff, including a nurse, and laundry is done for students several times a week.