At Taipei American School, our commitment to excellence is reflected in our esteemed accreditations and memberships. These recognitions not only attest to our high standards in education but also position us as a leading institution on the global stage.
Please note that this page focuses on schoolwide memberships and does not include the vast array of professional organizations and networks to which our employees belong.
Taipei American School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
ACS WASC accredits elementary and secondary schools, adult schools, and supplementary education programs.
Taipei American School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 2,000 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,600 nonprofit, private K-12 schools in the U.S. that are self-determining in mission and program and are governed by independent boards.
Taipei American School is a member of the Council of Administrators of Taiwan Expatriate Schools (CATES).
The Council of Administrators of Taiwan Expatriate Schools (CATES) includes most of the international schools operating in Taiwan. Schools applying for membership to CATES must meet a number of important criteria including stability, continuity, professionalism and an explicit commitment to internationalism and ethical practices. Education must be provided in English. Beyond that, however, there are no requirements concerning curriculum, ethos or ownership.
Taipei American School is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).
The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 213 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 180,962 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 160 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc— and 20 individual members. Membership in EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia that offer an educational program using English as the primary language of instruction, and to other organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the objectives and purposes of the Council.
Taipei American School is a member of the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia Schools (IASAS).
The Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) is an association of six private schools in and around Southeast Asia. The member schools are International School Bangkok (Thailand), International School of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), International School Manila (Philippines), Jakarta Intercultural School (Indonesia), Singapore American School (Singapore), and Taipei American School (Taiwan). High level competitions and events involving teams or groups from the IASAS schools are held throughout the school year in areas of sports, or cultural and artistic events. Sports competitions are organized into three separate seasons, and tournaments are held at the end of approximately 10-week seasons. Cultural and Artistic events are held in separate seasons from sports, with Model United Nations during one season (non-competitive event), and the Arts events during another season.
Taipei American School is a member of the Global Online Academy (GOA).
GOA is an international consortium of leading public, independent, charter, and international schools who want their students and educators to discover new ways to learn. GOA’s mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.
Taipei American School is an official provider of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the AP Capstone Diploma from College Board in the Upper School. We also are an official test center for PSAT and SAT exams (registration is limited to current TAS families only).
College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program, and BigFuture. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.
Taipei American School is an official provider of International Baccalaureate courses and the IB Diploma in the Upper School.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education—developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. Their program aims to empower school-aged students to take ownership in their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast.
Taipei American School is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
As a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture, Positive Coaching Alliance provides research-based training and resources for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders to ensure a positive youth development experience for ALL kids, in all communities across the U.S., through sports. PCA believes that all youth can benefit from a positive, inclusive sports culture that develops social and emotional skills, molds character, and prepares them for competition and life. In more than two decades of work, PCA expanded from a small local nonprofit to a strong, nationwide organization that provides programming in all 50 states, reaching thousands of organizations around the country and positively impacting millions of youth athletes every year. PCA has now partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching over 20 million youth.
Taipei American School is a member of the Principals Training Center (PTC), which also includes the Teacher Leader Institute (TLI), the Counselor Training Center (CTC), the Teacher Training Center (TCT), and the Governance Training Center (GTC).
The PTC serves the unique professional learning needs of practicing and aspiring principals, teachers, teacher leaders, counselors, and governance members in international schools worldwide. They strive to provide world class, research-driven, practical training, designed to be put into practice in the international school setting.
Taipei American School is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the global nonprofit association dedicated to educational advancement professionals—in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services—who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with all of these constituencies in a number of ways.