Who Are We?
TAAS is located in the beautiful and exclusive neighborhoods of Yang Ming Shan. Our campus is surrounded by trees and quiet roads. In fact, even our campus itself is full of trees and gardens and an outdoor play area for our students. Many parents have told us that they have heard from others that we are known as a school in the trees (森林小學).
TAAS specializes in individualized holistic American-style instruction in a way not possible in a larger school setting. Not only does it benefit learning, but it enhances social development in a smaller, family-type setting. Children in small school situations become more independent and do better academically because of a lower student/teacher ratio.
Because of the western-style education, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning apart from the pressures of the teacher or other authorities. Students learn how to act independently, act cooperatively, and love learning.
We are part of the largest Protestant educational system in the world, and our faculty and staff continue the system-wide educational tradition of encouraging and nurturing children to develop and perform at their highest potential. Christian morals and values are another integral part of our education system. Integrity, honesty, respect for others, and responsibility are cultivated. We believe that all people have the ability to grow in character. Our system is developed to produce highly intelligent children with traits such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
TAAS also offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes for all grades. There are two different levels of instruction, EAL Prep homeroom for beginner English learners, and EAL language support for students who need support outside the classroom to develop their academic English skills. EAL homeroom is designed for international and internationally minded students who would not otherwise be accepted into a normal grade level homeroom. These students will focus fulltime on academic English in all subjects in order to meet the needs of an American curriculum classroom. There is very limited space for our EAL homeroom class.
TAAS offers learning support services for children with mild to moderate needs. Due to our size, we have the ability to give individual attention to students needing extra help outside of the classroom. We have special teachers that will pull out certain students who may need extra support. Students with special needs are still served in the mainstream classroom but then will receive support services that focus on their specific needs, whether it be learning disabilities, behavior difficulties, skill development or academic support. For more information on this, please see our Learning Support Policy in the Parent and Student Handbook.
TAAS's curriculum, teachers, and educational environment are equivalent to an American-based school. This level of quality and professionalism allows its students to enter American schools and universities on the same terms as domestic students. Almost 100 percent of TAAS graduates continue their education at another American-based curriculum institution either in Taiwan or abroad. The vast majority choose to continue at The Primacy Collegiate Academy, Taipei American School, Morrison Academy, or another school in the United States.