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West Covina Campus
1420 S. Glendora Ave.

West Covina, CA 91790

Director's Biography Ms. Kitty Yue



For the past 35 years, Kitty Yue has dedicated her life to her goal of helping students achieve the highest educational and academic levels. She strives not only to assist her students in achieving academic excellence, but also to motivate them to become better people.

"Miss. Kitty", as she is affectionately known by staff, students and parents alike, started out in 1976 as a teacher at the St. Francis of Assisi School in Hong Kong where she worked for over 20 years. It was there where she honed her skills in teaching as well as in the fields of child development and child psychology. Always however, her ultimate goal was to run her own school in the style she felt was best for her students.

After moving to the U.S., Miss. Kitty continued her career in education by working at the South Hills Academy in West Covina, CA as their International Students Coordinator from 1998 to 2005. Soon after starting at South Hills, she began working on her dream of running a school of her own by founding the St. Paul Excelsior Academy in 1999 and running it part-time. Miss. Kitty still runs the St. Paul Excelsior Academy to this day, but now on a full-time basis.

Miss. Kitty became the Director of ACI West Covina in 2010. Running two schools full-time is challenging, but Miss. Kitty believes that helping and developing children is her calling in life. Because of this, Miss. Kitty runs both schools with a style and determination that only someone with her life goals can do. The "tough but caring" environment she provides is the cornerstone of her success with her students.

Parents praise and thank Miss. Kitty not only for their children's increasing academic achievements and growth; she also receives just as many compliments from parents thanking her for their children's improving discipline, maturity and noticeably better behavior, even their behavior at home!


"I belong with the children; this is my life," says Miss. Kitty.