Jeff Huang, Ph.D., President
The St. Paul’s Schools
This summer, Jeff Huang assumed the newly created role of president of The St. Paul’s Schools, uniting the boys’ and girls’ schools and the co-ed Pre and Lower school under one umbrella. The former vice president of Claremont McKenna College brings a breadth of experience to his new job, where he will provide oversight and vision for the schools’ unification.
What drew you to education?
In graduate school, I took a campus job overseeing an undergraduate residential building. I realized how important co-curricular education is to augment students’ formal classroom learning. I then entered a decades-long career in college administration.
What do you like about your current school?
From the first moment I drove onto the campus of The St. Paul’s Schools, I felt something special. The physical campus felt like a college, with its beautiful buildings and landscaping. Then I met the people and it got even better. There’s an unmatched warmth to the St. Paul’s community.
What do you hope to achieve in your new role?
The first step is to stand back and look at the entire curriculum, from preschool through grade 12, and ask, “What is the very best we can reasonably do for our students?” We will challenge and liberate our faculty to collaborate and design the best program they can. We will ensure smooth transitions between grades and continue to refine our unique gender model, where boys and girls learn separately and together. We will build transformative new spaces that inspire our students to innovate, create and collaborate. Moreover, I intend to build new bridges between St. Paul’s and the world beyond.