About Us

St. Paul Preparatory School is a private high school. It is an AdvancED accredited, college preparatory school enrolling students in grades 9-12.   St. Paul Prep is located in St. Paul, MN.


St. Paul Preparatory School prepares our international student body for success in a global society by offering a college/university preparatory education, comprehensive language instruction, and cultural exchange opportunities.


St. Paul Preparatory School offers students a unique educational experience through every facet of our program. Students come to St. Paul Prep to prepare for their futures while learning more about the world, and ultimately themselves.

Our curriculum provides students with quality, college preparatory academics and enrichment through the arts and physical education. Our classes are taught from a culturally relativistic perspective and take advantage of the wealth of diversity within our student body. Through our course offerings, we meet the educational needs of a wide range of students, from those with limited English ability to those requiring substantial academic rigor. As an added benefit, St. Paul Prep students may be eligible to enroll in university courses during their 11th and 12th grade years.

St. Paul Prep teachers share a passion for working with students from around the world. Our small classes allow us to provide students with individualized instruction. The majority of our faculty members hold a Master’s degree or higher, and many have professional career experience beyond the classroom. We truly care about the well-being of our students and offer them a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment in which to learn.

We seek to provide students with opportunities for the development of self-awareness, social consciousness, leadership skills, and creativity through our enrichment activities, clubs, and study abroad programs. We also recognize the importance of providing our students with an enjoyable and memorable high school experience and promote positive interaction through field trips, dances, and other social events. Students are encouraged to take an active role in shaping the culture and climate of St. Paul Prep, ensuring that it is a comfortable place to grow and learn.

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History and Facts

St. Paul Preparatory School was established in 2003 as Nacel International School, the model for the Nacel International School System’s curriculum and development.

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School Staff

The teachers and staff members at St. Paul Prep come from diverse backgrounds but share their love of cultures and education. Learn more about our faculty!

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Letter from President

A letter from Dr. Frank Tarsitano, president of Nacel Open Door and a co-founder of the Nacel International School System.

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Learn more about the Nacel International School System, where students have the opportunity to study in a variety of countries and cultures and yet study within a similar education system.

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  • Saint Paul Preparatory School
    380 Jackson St
    Suite 100
    St Paul, MN 55101
    Local: pref 651-288-4606
    Fax: fax 651-288-4616
  • College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Code: 242-288