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

Angela Steinmann

Angela Steinmann

Elementary School Principal
Marina Frias-Gavidia

Marina Frias-Gavidia

Middle School Principal
Melanie Vrba

Melanie Vrba

High School Principal

School Director, Leadership, Board

Professionally I am thrilled to be joining WAB, a school that in many aspects is at the forefront of international education. I am very excited for the further implementation of FLoW21 and its transformational effect on student learning.

Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic, Director


Governance, leadership, WAB

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


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


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.