Divisions at AST
AST is separated into three divisions. These divisions follow the same bell schedule, have lunch together daily, and gather together monthly in an all school assembly.
Our elementary school serves students from grade one through five. This division is characterized by an American curriculum featuring one teacher throughout most of the day developing a strong core in English, mathematics, science, and social studies as well as daily Chinese language instruction. This division also focuses on social and emotional learning, developing an understanding of self and a concept of the world around them.More ES InformationInformation for Current ES Parents
Our middle school serves students in grades six through eight. This division is characterized by an American curriculum with a strong focus in English language development, character development, leadership development, and personal exploration.More MS Information
Our high school serves students in grades nine through twelve. This division is characterized by an American curriculum including an extensive Advanced Placement program, hosting the largest annual Model United Nations event in Taiwan, and providing numerous opportunities for developing leadership, personal exploration, fostering creativity, and building critical thinking.More HS Information
American School in Taichung is a one-through-twelve non-profit international school serving expatriate and internationally-mobile families in Taichung, Taiwan. The school offers an American based curriculum that allows for transfer between AST and other international schools and western-style educational systems. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and in 2019 was granted an additional six-year accreditation. Most of our faculty members come from the United States, though Canada, England, Columbia, Germany and Taiwan are also represented.
AST is dedicated to providing a rigorous, western-style education to all students. Classes emphasize critical analysis, problem-solving, and cooperative projects. Communication skills are a particular focus at AST: the school offers Chinese language studies (both for native speakers and for Chinese language learners), English writing and literature studies, a full ESOL program, and Speech as an elective. All students participate in a variety of classes in the fine and performing arts, physical education, and health and nutrition. Over the past eight years, all of our graduates have gone on to higher education, though some have taken a gap year, or have entered mandatory military service first.
57% of grade High School students took at least one AP exam. (55 students out of 96 total)
55 students took 121 AP exams.
21 students (22% of our HS students) were awarded AP Scholar (9); AP Scholar with Honor (7); and AP Scholar with Distinction (5).
2 AST students were also granted AP International Diplomas.
AST intentionally fosters a culture supporting student initiative, self-management, and governance. The students are deeply involved in Student Government, starting in 3rd Grade. By High School, the students are creating and executing a strong calendar of events, which include TAIMUN – the Taiwan Model United Nations. TAIMUN is the longest running Model UN in Taiwan, attracting more than 300 participants from schools across the island, and from other countries. TAIMUN is substantially student organized and operated. Additional activities have included student created and organized aid trips to Cambodia; support of Amnesty International; support of famine relief; and support of schools for the disabled.
English Immersion Summer Camp
Thank you to everyone who participated in the AST Summer Camp 2019 “Pirate Quest”. The teachers, staff , administration and all volunteers worked really hard to make an amazing experience happen for the campers. AST camp was guided by our schools core values of excellence, integrity and responsibility. We truly hope everyone had a wonderful summer making friends and learning English. Have a fantastic school year. We look forward to see you next summer.Summer Camp Website
感謝參加 2019 AST "航海探檢"夏令營 的所有人。所有AST的教師，工作人員，行政人員和志願服務者都秉持AST "卓越，誠信，負責"的核心價值，非常努力地為夏令營的學員們帶來難忘的體驗。 我們希望每位學員都有一個美好的夏天：交到新朋友，有不同的學習體驗，且英語學習也更進一步。祝大家接著有個美好的一學年。我們期待明年夏天與你再相見。