St. Mary's Online Academy (SMOA) is a global online learning platform offered by St. Mary's School, a renowned U.S. private preparatory school located in Medford, Oregon. This century-old American institution, who's excellence has transcended time, has grown to bring authentic American elementary, middle, and high school education to China, South Korea, Vietnam and other parts of the world. SMOA is interlinked with St. Mary’s School, Oregon and our 10 campuses across China, and is seamlessly connected to the traditional American education management system. Students have access to an advanced American curriculum based on common core and includes STEM classes, a full range of Advanced Placement courses for Juniors and Seniors, courses and clubs focused on preparing students for cultural assimilation in the U.S., individual language support classes for those who need additional help in English, and an integrated student grading system enabling students to get instant teacher feedback. With the AP offerings and academic support services we have on hand, students have the potential to graduate high school with over a year of undergraduate college credit already completed before ever having stepped foot on a U.S. college campus. Our integrated online courses are taught by an experienced American faculty whose skills and commitment are second to none during normal school hours on China Standard Time. SMOA adopts both online and offline learning networks with small class teaching, live classroom with the added benefit of class recordings as well as in-person and onsite instruction on campus. Depending on their needs, students can choose online learning only or combined offline-onsite learning. They can even switch back and forth. Our students earn credits, receive transcripts, and diplomas from St. Mary's School in Oregon, an institution that is highly recognized by U.S. high schools and universities, greatly improving students' academic competitiveness and facilitating their admission to higher education.
SMOA has built a strong, professional and experienced bilingual tutoring team to complement its academic faculty and family education consultant team for students and parents. This provides students comprehensive one-to-one academic guidance and family education services to nurture students and helps parents become a part of the process of identifying and resolving issues and difficulties.
St. Mary's School's wealth of experience has allowed the school to develop the St. Mary’s Online Academy with student needs in mind and in accordance with student-centric approaches. Our program provides a one-stop solution for students and parents interested in international education who want a full range of option and services. We bring an authentic U.S. high school experience to thousands of students in China so they can gain the tools to achieve their dreams. For our students, academic excellence is just one click away!