We are glad you’re looking into our growing and dynamic junior high campus. I am proud to be the headmaster here at Saint Paul Jinju Campus. We are the place you’ve been looking for to help send your child to worlds they could only dream of before. Allow me to tell you a bit about the SPJC story and why we’re different.
Our campus is a member of the Nacel International School System. Our skilled teachers come from all over the world and are passionate, highly motivated educators who have expertise in developing and coaching teenagers to reach their highest potential. We’re committed to creating a strong classroom atmosphere that supports multiple learning preferences in a multilingual environment. This means that all content classes including music, art, history, physical education, etc are all conducted in English. Junior high students have access to regular counseling sessions, a homeroom advisor, and even their own student lounge.
We are goal-oriented to prepare our students to achieve their academic and career dreams. Building upon their prior learning, we always incorporate multicultural awareness into our curriculum. We are dedicated to creating a holistic approach to address each child’s unique social and educational needs, too. You’ll likely not find such care and concern elsewhere. At SPJC, we take care of our own like family.
We value your trust and hope to grow together. It is my honor to welcome you to the best kept secret in Korea.
Welcome to Saint Paul Jinju Campus.
Matthew Smith, M.Ed. Principal
M.Ed. Educational Leadership – University of North Texas
M.A. English Language Learning – Western Governor’s University
B.S. Early Childhood Education & E.S.L. – University of North Texas
A.A. Applied Music – Temple College
1 Principal (K-12th)
2 English as a Second Language (K-12th)
3 Homeroom Teacher (Pre-K 6th)
4 English Reading & Language Arts (4th-8th)
5 Gifted & Talented (K-12th)
6 Special Education (K-12th)
7 Physical Education (K-12th)
Mr. Smith originally hails from the great state of Texas but calls Korea his home. He has been fortunate to have worked in American and Korean public, private, international, and university settings. He comes from a family of educators and has been blessed with the opportunity to impact the lives of kids from all over the world. He has a passion for reading, cycling, and a good cup of coffee. In addition to being a full time father of two wonderful girls, Mr. Smith also competes in triathlons in his spare time. He loves working and living in the great city of Jinju.