Leadership

The Western Academy of Beijing is led by a dedicated team of experienced, child-centered educators.


Our leadership focuses on learning, ensuring that every student receives the highest quality education.

The Director is responsible for managing the daily operations of the school, leading the educational administration by example through the constitution of the Western Academy of Beijing. Leadership at WAB is overseen by the all-volunteer WAB Board of Trustees.

WAB board governance

Meet our Leadership Team

Casey Cosgray

Elementary School Principal

Marina Frias-Gavidia

Middle School Principal

Melanie Vrba

High School Principal

School Director, Leadership, Board

We want to make sure that our teachers are experts in learning rather than just experts in teaching, and that means helping students understand that they can really chart the course for a lot of what they want to learn about making the world a better place.

Dr. J Courtney Lowe, Director

Governance

Governance, leadership, WAB

WAB is governed by a board of international leaders with the best interests of students, teachers and staff.

Mission

We are more than a school. Discover what makes us WAB.

Community

Community, WAB

WAB doesn't just involve the community. We ARE a community!

Parent Link

Parent Link, WAB, PTA

Our volunteer parent organization – connecting, supporting, and enriching our WAB community.

11 Reasons to Come to WAB

  1. WAB students excel in academics and become life-long learners.
  2. WAB teachers are internationally experienced educators.
  3. Our campus is colorful and dynamic, designed to enhance the WAB learning experience.
  4. WAB supports an extensive extracurricular program for all students to explore their passions.
  5. WAB's warm and supportive community will make your family feel at home.
  6. WAB is an innovative community of learners.
  7. WAB exposes students to new, influential ideas.
  8. Learning extends far beyond the classroom walls.
  9. WAB engages & serves its community both locally and globally.
  10. WAB's connections extend around the world.
  11. … And you know exactly what you're paying for.