A wide variety of food is sold at the different locations on campus: serving line, pizza bar, salad bar, and Village Snack Bar. Each location features unique and delicious selections.
Almost all of our food items at TAS are made from scratch in our kitchen and we are constantly introducing new items. Recent additions include gluten-free baked goods, along with numerous vegetarian and vegan dishes.
The snack bar, open Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, serves a variety of food choices which includes beverages (fruit juices, milk, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee), fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, salads, sandwiches, and a variety of baked goods.
The cafeteria, open Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, serves a daily hot lunch that consists of four components: milk, vegetable, fruit or dessert, and protein entree from Chinese or American cuisine. Entrées may be purchased individually or as a complete meal. A salad/fruit bar and potato bar are also provided. Both are self-serve.
The pizza bar, open Monday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 4:30 AM, serves pizza by the slice.
To see the weekly menu, please log-in here to view the Food Services section in the community portal.
Taipei American School maintains school bus routes to most areas of residency. Areas are determined not only by their distance from school, but also by travel time to and from school.
In general, we serve the Tianmu and Beitou areas with limited service to Yangminshan and Tamshui. The Taipei City area served is bordered on the east by Keelung Road, on the south by Roosevelt Road, and on the west by Zhongshan North/South Road. Additionally, service is provided to some areas of Neihu. The exception to this policy is the kindergarten-A bus service, which is limited to Tianmu and Shipai areas approximately 30 minutes from TAS.
Morning buses are scheduled to deliver students to TAS at least 5 minutes before the first class. Afternoon buses depart TAS approximately 10 minutes after class dismissal. A late bus is provided at 5:30 PM for middle and upper school students participating in a scheduled after school activity.
Additional information regarding bus passes, registration, and safety guidelines is provided in the Student Bus Service Handbook. Copies are available in the Transportation Office (1B68). Parents with specific questions should contact the Transportation Office at 7750-9900 ext. 307 or 304.
The Health Office is located across from the Chinese Library. Should your child feel ill during the school day they may report to the Health Office for evaluation. If your child is well enough to come to school, they are expected to participate in all class activities including PE/swimming.
Our students' health and wellness is our highest priority at TAS. As such, we monitor the AQI on our campus to ensure that our students are not pursuing outdoor activities when the AQI is at an unhealthy level. You can find out more information about the Athletics-specific AQI protocols here.
The TAS administration determines the Air Quality Index at TAS using two methods.
The primary method is using data from a weather station on the roof of C-Block. This weather station is owned and maintained by Academia Sinica, Taiwan's national research academy. Academia Sinica's “Research Center for Environmental Changes” is engaged in a long-term study of Taiwan's weather and pollution. This study is sponsored by the Taiwanese government and involves research-quality instruments gathering data. TAS is proud to have been included in this project.
When information from the weather station is not available (for example when the weather station is undergoing maintenance or repairs), TAS uses the information from the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's website to determine AQI. For more information, please consult the Taiwan EPA directly. https://airtw.epa.gov.tw/