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About us

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to prepare students to be Engaged, Educated, and Empowered global citizens.

St. Paul American School Hanoi develops students into self-motivated, critical thinkers. We guide our students to become adults with integrity and strong moral character. Our students emerge as compassionate and responsible global citizens who value diversity.

We expect our students to achieve the highest quality of learning and maximize their individual potential. We hold high expectations and engage in an inquiry-based approach. Our students collaborate to improve their critical and creative thinking, ability to work effectively with others, and communicate in clear, concise, and compelling ways. This approach facilitates informed decision-making and problem solving.

Students recognize their strengths and address their challenges with focus and determination. Students manage their behaviors by making responsible choices. They build relationships through a wide range of interactions. We provide an environment that promotes social-emotional learning by teaching the importance of character, relationship building, appreciation of diversity, and community building. We not only have respect for human dignity, we also expect our students to become stewards of the environment. Our students are prepared, engaged, and empowered to contribute to a successful future.

Our Core Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Responsibility
  • Creativity

Our Leadership Team


Dr. Myong ‘Moo’ Eiselstein

Executive Director

& ES Principal


Mr. John North

Middle School Principal


Mr. TJ Shiers

High School Principal

Our History

Our Beginnings….

St. Paul American School Hanoi was founded in 2011 with our first official day of school on August 11th that year! At the time our campus was located in the VEAM Building in Hanoi, Vietnam in the Tay Ho area with just 50 students in grades K up to grade 10. 

2015 – A Big Year for St. Paul Hanoi!

In 2015 our community had grown so much that we moved from the VEAM Building in Tay Ho to the Splendora community in the Hoai Duc to not only accommodate our growing student body, but to build a campus in a surrounding that fostered learning. Hoai Duc is located on the outskirts of the city in a quieter, more spacious area that made the perfect spot for our community.

That same year we also received our AdvancED accredidation, along with our MOET (Ministry of Education & Training) accredidation.  At the end of the 2015, we had approximately 200 students and 20 teachers!

Our School Today

Since our move in 2015, our community has grown tremendously. We currently have 550+ enrolled students from over 20 countries around the world and nearly 60 teachers! We became members of East Asian Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), added on a building to our campus, are active in International School Search & Search Associates, and continue to grow our community and school culture.