The Taipei American School Strategic Plan will provide a framework in which to define and pursue our shared goals for the years 2021 to 2026. It builds on our community's many strengths and focuses our energies and resources on those issues identified as priorities by the community. The plan encourages a multidimensional approach to achieving significant time-bound goals across five strategic areas listed below that are critical to the School's future. Rationale and objectives for these five areas have been carefully deliberated and articulated within this plan, guiding our ambitions, continuous improvement efforts, and institutional investments.
Please click below to read the letter to the community from the Board of Directors introducing the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, sent to the community in late May 2021.
Click below to view the full PDF of the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.
As part of the 2021-26 Strategic Plan Document, in addition to the revised Mission and Value statements, the Board will also include TAS’s Community Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI).
While the Board continues to honor the spirit of the beliefs that were written in 2005, the fundamental values expressed through the updated Mission, Values, and JEDI Commitment more succinctly capture who we are and who we want to be. Most of the previous beliefs were oriented toward “me” as an individual, but as the world becomes increasingly complex, the Board believes our students must increase their focus on “we” as global citizens and on our commitment to JEDI to help create a more just society.
It is important to note that the Board did not change the School's Essential Capacities, which were adopted in 2016 as part of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. The Essential Capacities (adapted from NAIS) will continue to provide important guidance to our School's curriculum and will be documented in the Faculty and Administration Manuals and Student Handbooks as they are part of the daily operation of the School. They no longer function as a Board-level strategic matter because they are embedded within our School's practice.