St. Louis City Schools

Nahed Chapman New American Academy


  • Grades Served: KG – 10
  • 540 Students
  • Theme: International Studies
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:12pm
  • Opened in 2009
  • Uniform Required
  • Provides students with accelerated English training, an introduction to the US culture and school system, and exposure to educational expectations and opportunities.
  • "Children who attend the International Welcome School come from refugee camps or villages destroyed by war or disaster. "
  • There are over 22 languages spoken at Nahed Chapman New American Academy and 33 countries represented. All students are newcomer refugees and immigrants. All staff ESOL and/or content area certified. All subjects are taught in English with the expertise of a certified ESOL teacher. An Academic Instructional Coach enhances the instructional program by working closely with teachers to push effective teacher to the next level.
  • Provides students with accelerated English training, an introduction to the US culture and school. The ESOL Bilingual/Migrant Program is on sight and provides bilingual assistance, parent support, curriculum materials, social services, technology, after school tutoring.
  • The NCNAA support staff includes counselors, social worker, Family and Community Specialist, PBIS Intervention Specialist and Teacher Assistants. The NCNAA school nurse meets a vareity of health needs through local partnerships. Students receive immunizations, dental, vision/glasses, and physicals at school.
  • Extracurriculars: After School Tutoring, Soccer
  • Special Education: We have a cross categories Special Education Teacher, Instructional Care Attendants and Care Attendants
  • Parent Involvement: Parents may complete a volunteer form and assist in classroom, library, computer lab, international garden, classroom celebrations, PTO, and on field trips.



  • Highly Diverse Racially

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