About Us

The Taipei American School Summer Academy program exists to support and strengthen the academic interests of TAS students. Students in the Lower School and Middle School can engage in a wide variety of programs geared towards improving and enriching their reading, writing, public speaking, science, math and technology experiences. Students in the Upper School are able to fulfill several basic graduation requirements and/or expand and accelerate their progress in math and science through enrolling in a Summer Academy course. Course offerings include a wide range of math, science, public speaking and robotics options, as well as an extensive internship program that works closely with many of Taiwan’s leading businesses and scientific research industries.

Summer Academy, Director - Dr. Dan Long

Dan has worked in the international school setting for 23 years, including stints teaching Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grade and PE/Health. Currently the TAS Upper School Dean of Students, he has a MEd in Educational Administration and an EdD in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Although he calls St. Louis "home," Dan was born in Japan and spent all of his formative years overseas. He lives in Taipei with his wife and three children.

Summer Academy, Assistant Director - Mr. Ryan Haynes

Currently, the Upper School Director of Academic and Personal Counseling. Ryan has a MEd in Secondary Counseling Education and has worked as a comprehensive high school counselor for 21 years, 17 years in international school settings in three different countries. Ryan and his family returned to TAS in 2017.