TAS held its first in-person author visit of the 2021-2022 school year with Abigail Hing Wen, author of the New York Times bestselling book Loveboat, Taipei on Friday, January 21. Wen spoke first to parents and alumni and then did a separate flex period talk for upper school students. Wen came to visit TAS at the invitation of the Head of School, Dr. Grace Cheng Dodge, a college classmate. Wen traveled to Taiwan in December 2021 as an executive producer for the Loveboat, Taipei movie, which just finished filming.
This past weekend, more than twenty alumni from the Classes of 1975 to 2021 attended the virtual Winter Mentoring Happy Hour, organized by the TAS Alumni Office.
Head of School Dr. Grace Cheng Dodge, in collaboration with Director of College Counseling Ms. Melanie Brennand Hamre and Director of the Tech Cube Mr. Matt Fagen, spoke to lower school parents on January 19 on the importance of failure for students at Taipei American School.
Congratulations to Ray W. ('22) for being named as a 2022 YoungArts award recipient in the design art category. Ray is among 720 of the most accomplished young visual, literary, and performing artists throughout the country. Selected through the organization's prestigious competition, YoungArts award winners are chosen for their caliber of artistic achievement by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.
This month’s Alumni Spotlight is written jointly by Douglas Lee ’21 and Julianne Vaughan ’21, who represent their class as Class Agents. Douglas and Julianne are currently in their freshman year of college at Northwestern University and Boston University, respectively.
The Class of 2021 will always be remembered for our resilience. Born during the SARS outbreak, we could have never foreseen that 17 years later, our world would once again go into lockdown. While we were lucky to have a “normal” first semester our senior year, a surge in COVID cases in May shut down any hope of having graduation and prom. It felt as though the culmination of our hard work through our elementary, middle, and high school years had led to nothing. As we said our goodbyes to Taiwan, we were at least happy that we could have a normal freshman year at college.
On Friday, January 14, Taipei American School was able to provide first and second COVID-19 vaccines on our campus to consenting middle and upper school students as part of a larger governmental vaccination program aimed at increasing the vaccination rate of the younger demographic in Taiwan.
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
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