Susana Hartzell, former World Languages department chair and wife of former Upper School Principal Dr. Richard Hartzell returned to teach at Taipei American School for the month of January, teaching two different classes of Spanish. Both Susana and her husband worked at TAS for 12 years before retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
The school welcomed back former Upper School principal, Dr. Richard Hartzell for the Richard K.F. Soong Lecturer in Humanities - although, debatably, he never really left, as this is the second year of the endowed fellowship, which began immediately following his retirement.
In late January, the Lower School hosted its third annual Chinese Literacy Symposium, a virtual conference that brought together coaches and teachers from across Asia to learn balanced literacy components to increase student engagement and learning in Chinese language classes.
Upper School student, Jack B. (‘21), was recently named as one of the top 300 Scholars by the Regeneron Science Talent Search. This is the USA’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Jack earned prize money for both himself and for our school.
Upper School student Spencer C. ('21) was recently selected as a winner of a YoungArts Award for his poetry. The National YoungArts Foundation identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Just 659 students across the United States (and at American schools abroad like ours) received awards that recognize promise in the literary, visual, and performing arts and provide them opportunities for financial, creative, and professional development support throughout their entire careers. Past winners have included luminaries such as Viola Davis and Josh Groban.
Taipei American School welcomed Dr. Scott Poland, Professor of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, into our community - albeit digitally - this week for a 3-day digital residency to work with parents, students, faculty, staff, counselors, nurses, and administrators in the area of school safety.
Student to Faculty Ratio
Acre Suburban Campus in Taipei, Taiwan
Students in Grades KA-12
Faculty with Advanced Degrees
Consecutive Years of Gold Medals at iGEM competitions
Middle School and Upper School Sports, Clubs, & Activities
Students enrolled in Upper School Fine or Performing Arts classes
Laptop Program in Grades 3-12
Students Use the Tiger Health & Wellness Center Daily
Days of Mandarin Class Attendance by Lower School Students
National Merit Scholarship finalists and 2 recipients in 2019
US Varsity Sports Teams
Welcome to Taipei American School. We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a bridge from where they are to where they want to be, allowing them to discover a love of learning, to realize their full potential, and to become positive contributors to their local and global communities. Ours is a culture of caring and innovation, and our bridge a shared journey that enables success in many forms.