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On a Mission to Support Personal Well-being

Care for the Whole Child

Well-being and balance are essential pursuits and at TAS, students are taught to understand the balance of social, physical, mental, and emotional well-being with the demands of their schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and home life. By doing so, they become more successful in all aspects of their life. We believe that a student's well-being is inextricably linked to their academic performance, and that high performance cannot be achieved without personal well-being.

At each stage of a family's journey through our school, students, parents, and guardians benefit from our student support services ecosystem, including KA-12 wellbeing initiatives, our counselors and psychologists, Learning Support, English-Language Support, College Counseling, and robust Child Safeguarding.

As you explore the different facets of well-being at TAS, we hope you see, and support, our commitment to teaching and developing the whole child, and how we live out this critical value of our mission.

Mental Health Resources

In most cases, toll-free numbers in the United States can be called, for free, via Skype. In Taiwan, for mental health emergencies outside of school hours, please contact The Community Services Center's after-hours Crisis Line at 0932-594-578. Mandarin speakers may call 1925, a 24-hour crisis hotline.


KA-12 Wellbeing Initiatives


Social-Emotional Learning at TAS

We use the Collaborative for Academic Social, Emotional Learning (CASEL) Framework from KA-12. The framework has five competencies called the CASEL 5: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. We incorporate aspects of CASEL-approved SELect programs, RULER, and Responsive Classroom. These aspects of social-emotional learning come to life in our homerooms and advisory classes.

Care in Community

At TAS, we use a homeroom and advisory structure, where students meet with the same teacher and the same group of students. Whether they stay in this learning community throughout the day in Lower School, start the day together in Middle School, or meet regularly in the Upper School, this consistent and caring daily contact provides a stable foundation for our students.

Well-being Curriculum

Our well-being curriculum crosses both divisions and departments to touch every aspect of our students' experience on campus.

One important example is from the KA-12 P.E. department. Our health curriculum focuses on a wide variety of wellness topics including first aid, taking care of one's body, human growth and development, and community-building.

In Upper School advisory, students learn about a variety of well-being topics like healthy-active living, emotional and mental well-being, safe relationships, the benefits and risks of online technology for building relationships, cyberbullying, unhealthy relationships, substance abuse and vaping, and more.

Our Middle School students also learn important skills in their homeroom and Skills for Success classes like setting personal boundaries, self-advocacy, friendship skills, and organization strategies.

These are three small examples of a schoolwide focus on well-being.


Our Support Services Ecosystem

From Lower and Middle School Counselors to our Upper School Personal and Academic Counselors, students receive support at every stage of their time at TAS.

Learn more about Counseling and Psychologists at Taipei American School


For more detailed information about Learning Support, English-Language Support, College Counseling, and Child Safeguarding, please explore the pages linked below.

Learning Support


For Grades KA-12

English-Language Support


For Grades KA-8

College Counseling

Preparing for the future

Child Safeguarding

Our community's commitment