• English
  • Tiếng Việt

Elementary

210

Elementary Students

17

Nationalities

23

Full-time Certified Teachers

8

Teaching Assistants

When it comes to education, we believe that a holistic approach is necessary. Our goal is to develop our students’ intellectual, social, emotional, physical, mental, artistic and creative potentials. We accomplish this through a rigorous curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of our students.


It begins with our academic instruction. As an American school, our curriculum is based on the US Common Core State Standards for English and Math and the Minnesota State Standards for all other subjects. We monitor progress using the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and WIDA (for English Language Learners) assessments. Our instruction is heavily focused on English Language Arts (ELA) and we track reading progress using the Fountas and Pinnell system. These tools make it possible for us to meet a student where they are in their academic journey so that we can help them progress at a pace that is ideal for them. Additionally, we offer our students plenty of opportunities to explore their creative and artistic sides through our Art, Music, IT, PE and Beyond (after school) programs.

 

Our students face many challenges: over 75% of our students are living in a foreign country and this is their first experience in an international environment. They are taught in a language that differs from their native language and they must learn how to contribute to a school community that is culturally different than what they are used to. All of this is in addition to their regular developmental needs. To help our students thrive in our school community, and later in life,  we have several programs and personnel in place. Our elementary school employs a full-time Guidance Counselor that identifies needs within our students and gives them the tools and resources they need to feel confident in our school. The counselor also assists students that are experiencing hardships and that need extra support.

 

A major goal of education is to prepare our students to function in the world they will live in once they graduate from school. To prepare our students for this world, we teach our students foundational 21st century skills, like critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Arming our students with these skills ensures their success for the future.

Curriculum

 

It begins with our academic instruction. As an American school, our curriculum is based on the US Common Core State Standards for English and Math and the Minnesota State Standards for all other subjects. We monitor progress using the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and WIDA (for English Language Learners) assessments. …

Read more

How We Teach

Our students face many challenges: over 75% of our students are living in a foreign country and this is their first experience in an international environment. They are taught in a language that differs from their native language and they must learn how to contribute to a school community that is culturally different than what they are used to. All of this is in addition to their regular developmental needs. To help our students thrive in our school community, and later in life,  we have several programs and personnel in place. Our elementary school employs a full-time Guidance Counselor that identifies needs within our students and gives them the tools and resources they need to feel confident in our school. The counselor also assists students that are experiencing hardships and that need extra support….

Read more

Counseling

 

St. Paul American school strives to provide a comprehensive counseling program supporting all students in gaining academic, college/career, social, and emotional skills to aid them in becoming productive global citizens. All students will participate in classroom, group, and/or individual lessons and activities that foster community and healthy relationships amongst students, staff, and the greater St. Paul community. We at St. Paul celebrate diversity and are inclusive of students from all cultures and backgrounds….

Read more

Assessments

 

We monitor progress using the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and WIDA (for English Language Learners) assessments. Our instruction is heavily focused on English Language Arts (ELA) and we track reading progress using the Fountas and Pinnell system….

 

Read more

Beyond & Beyond +

 

A major goal of education is to prepare our students to function in the world they will live in once they graduate from school. To prepare our students for this world, we teach our students foundational 21st century skills, like critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Arming our students with these skills ensures their success for the future…

 

Read more

Welcome from Elementary Principal, Mr. Myong 'Moo' Eiselstein

Dear St. Paul Family (both current and future),

 

Welcome to the digital home for the elementary school at St. Paul American School Hanoi. We hope this website provides the information you are looking for. 

 

St. Paul American School Hanoi is a culturally diverse community that provides an American educational experience for our students and families. Our curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards, NGSS, ISTE, and Minnesota state standards. The majority of our teachers are from the US and hold current state licensure. Our values resemble the core beliefs taught in thousands of schools across America. We are confident that the educational experiences we provide mirror the school life Americans experience every day.

 

Additionally, we are a family. Our small community makes it possible for our teachers and staff to know everything we can about our students. The students are our focus and we aim to provide them with a loving, caring, and respectful environment. Our Eagles (students) know that their growth and experiences are our priority.

 

We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year. If you are a returning family, we would like to thank you for continuing to be a part of our school community. If you are new, welcome! We hope you have a great time at our school. And, if you are considering the opportunity to join us, please know that I stand ready to help you in any way possible.

 

Sincerely,

Myong Hwan “Moo” Eiselstein

Elementary Principal

Welcome from Elementary Deputy Principal, Mr. Douglas Sherrill

Welcome to St. Paul American School! I am in my first year at SPAS as the Deputy Principal. I am very proud to be the Deputy Principal at St. Paul American School. I am excited for the opportunity to continue to work with the tight-knit community at St. Paul. I look forward to building lasting relationships and welcome all who would like to stop in, whether I can help to resolve a concern or if you just want to say “Hello.” I am dedicated to ensuring that each student has a positive school experience in order for them to reach their highest potential. I would like to continue using my background and experience to enhance the collaborative teamwork at St. Paul. 

We have an outstanding group of students and staff and a very supportive community. My main goals for the 2019-2020 school year are to build positive relationships with all students and parents, promote positive behavior, academic success for all students, and school safety. 

Our Elementary Staff will be teaching our students the SOAR (Safety-Ownership-Acceptance-Responsibility) expectations during the 2019-2020 school year. St. Paul American School takes the time to create an environment that will support learning and have fun in the process. SOAR addresses the entire school, and you can see the school-wide posters throughout the school.  We believe that teaching our students the SOAR behavior expectations will help create an active learning community for all of our students, staff, and community.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Douglas Sherrill

Elementary Deputy Principal