Taipei American School (TAS) is an independent, coeducational day school founded in 1949 for students from prekindergarten through grade 12. More than thirty-eight nationalities make up the student body. The School is located in Tien Mou, a northern suburb of Taipei, where many members of the expatriate community reside. High-rise apartment buildings, small businesses, parks, outdoor markets, temples, international restaurants, and the Yangmingshan Mountains characterize the landscape. The TAS parent body includes professionals from local businesses and international corporations, employees of foreign governments, and educators.
TAS provides an American-based education with a global perspective which results in a love of learning, academic excellence, a balanced life, and service to others. The K-12 curriculum is based on exemplary standards and benchmarks from the U.S. As the majority of TAS students will continue their education in the United States, TAS has aligned its curriculum at each grade level to facilitate a smooth transition. This year, over 74% of the graduates attended colleges and universities in the United States; the rest enrolled in four-year institutions around the world.
Occupying 6.5 hectares, TAS has approximately 250 classrooms, including science, robotics, and computer labs. During the 2016-2017 school year, construction began on the Tech Cube facility, a new building for K-12 STEAM education. The campus is wireless to support the one-to-one laptop initiative in Grades 3-12. The campus also features a four-story library/IT/ media complex, music and art facilities, three dance studios, and three theaters. Sports facilities include three gyms, tennis courts, indoor climbing wall, a track, two playing fields with artificial turf, a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, putting and driving green, a fitness center and four campus dining locations.