American School in Taichung

Attending
Jan 2020
Bangkok 2020

American School in Taichung

American School in Taichung is a small non-profit school with about 230 students in the heart of Taiwan for grades 1 to 12. We are accredited by WASC and follow a standard American curriculum based on the Common Core and Washington state standards. We have a strong AP program in the high school and an extensive ESOL program. The school is tucked away in the base of the hills in the Dakeng Scenic Area. Teachers live on the edge of the city. They can live the city life; they can live the outdoor life. The weather is phenomenal. Hiking, biking, and camping are regular activities in our area. There are lots and lots of food options. Convenience stores are really convenient and the medical care is mind-blowingly good. Foreigners are very welcomed in Taichung.

  • About the School
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1989
Private
Not for Profit
School Board
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Day
Not for Profit
None
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact Information
21-1 Chu Yuan Lane
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Beitun District
Taichung City
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40661
886 4 2239 7532
886 4-2239-4956

Media Links
Education Information
Advanced Placement
United States of America
English
1
12

Tuition Fees
6300.0
7400.0

Teacher Information
41
7
93
10

Student Information
236
7
93
10
69
92
0
0
0
18
Teaching Information
180
July
Yes
No
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No

Job Types and Salaries
Student Teacher
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Teacher
30153.00
33141.00

Visa Requirements
School Benefits
Starting Salary Range
$30,153 to $33,141 USD Depending on experience and the highest level of degree attained.
Taxes
Taxes are subsidized by the school to cap them at 6%.
Savings Potential
Up to $20,000 USD
Accommodation
Initial housing is provided in the city. After the teacher's initial contract, they may find their own apartment and they are granted up to 18,000 NTD per month toward rent.
Retirement
($1000 USD + 5% of base salary) per year - awarded when a teacher leaves Taiwan
Bonus
Continuous Service Allowance from 4% to 7% of base salary starting in the third year of employement.
Flights/Transport
Initial Flight is included.
Flight home at the end of each year starting at the end of the second year is included.
Flight at the end of employment is included.

Flight benefit is for one teacher and one dependent.
For teaching couples, this may include up to two other dependents.
Moving Allowance
A settling-in allowance of $2000 USD is handed to new teachers upon arrival (money is converted to NTD).
Dependent Opportunities
Up to two dependents of a teacher qualify for full tuition waivers. Registration fee is not waived.
Medical
Teachers and dependents receive Taiwan National Health Care which includes dental.
Dental
Teachers and dependents receive Taiwan National Health Care which includes dental.
Disability
Teachers are covered by Taiwan Labor Insurance and this grants a variety of long term and short term disability coverages.