Menstrual periods are a regular fact of life for over half the human population. You or many people around you are experiencing their period, and yet there still exists a deep social stigma around it. To address this issue, I created the “Periods and Female Health” workshop for the 2022 Rise Up Summit in March 2022 to share perspectives and advice from adults.
Caroline Hsu, LS Mandarin Coordinator at TAS, has been a Mandarin teacher and coordinator for over 20 years. Under her leadership, the LS Mandarin team embraces opportunities to explore ways to increase language learning in the Mandarin classrooms and looks forward to sharing how they implement balanced literacy components and partial workshop models with colleagues in the region. One important part of the Mandarin team's approach to sharing best practices in teaching is through a unique internship program that the school has been involved in since 2016.
It has been a busy and rewarding year for the PTA Grant & Authors program. This year, the PTA sponsored 8 different proposals to provide new and exciting learning opportunities to our entire learning community. We hope you will click through to see and read more about each incredible event that helped our students, faculty, and even parents learn and grow in new ways this year.
How do we bring justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work into our classrooms? Time and time again, teachers return to this important question. Out of a desire for opt-in conversations about anti-racist/anti-bias praxis (how we convert justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion theory into practice in our classrooms), the Upper School JEDI Committee began hosting “Coffee and Conversations” one Friday per month during flex time earlier this year.
Taipei American School encourages all of our students to explore their own interests, discovering and embracing the joy of learning whether it is in- or outside of the classroom! One fine example of this is Grade 6 student Erin H., who is passionate about art and spends a few hours every week working on her art projects.
What happens when we believe our success is completely out of our control? In 1964, a 21-year-old Martin Seligman entered a lab in the Psychology Department at the University of Pennsylvania for the first time as a new graduate student. In Seligman’s book, Learned Optimism, he describes what he witnessed as chaotic. The experiment the lab was working on had hit an unexpected snag that day. As a result, the lab was full of frantic behavior among the graduate students while numerous dogs whimpered in pain.
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.