About the Upper School

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The Upper School provides a dynamic learning environment designed to prepare every student for a successful college experience. This environment’s foundation is an academic program that enables students to stretch and challenge themselves.

The upper school academic program has a wide range of courses. Students may choose individual Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses or may pursue a full IB diploma. A diversified fine and performing arts program of art, ceramics, photography, drama, dance, and instrumental and vocal music extends these academic avenues. The academic program is managed in an atmosphere that fosters independence and self-reliance.

Our use of block scheduling allows students to make choices about how they use their time. Daily unscheduled periods provide time when virtually all teachers are available to meet one-on-one with students. Our core curriculum is complemented by an activities and athletics program that includes over sixty clubs and more than twenty athletic teams. Many TAS clubs have close ties with the local community and participate in a number of service activities. We are proud that community service has become a trademark of the TAS upper school student.

Our athletic teams compete with local schools and also participate in the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools (IASAS) organization that brings together the six largest schools in Southeast Asia for end of the season tournaments. IASAS also sponsors a cultural convention where students exchange ideas and work in forensics, debate, dance, art, drama and music.

Leadership opportunities are integral to the TAS education. An active Student Government visibly leads and prepares special school events; student representatives meet weekly to problem-solve student issues with the administration; class officers lead weekly meetings; and club officers manage budgeting, organizing service activities, and yearly goals. Confident, mature, and self-reliant TAS graduates are well-prepared for the world that lies before them.