Due to the high pressures placed on children in public schools in Taipei, most expat parents prefer enrolling their children in international schools. There are surprisingly few international schooling options to choose from in Taipei, however. As such, space is often limited and waiting lists can be extensive. Expats should apply well in advance to ensure a place for their child at their preferred school.
Below are our recommendations for international schools in Taipei.
International schools in Taipei
Acton Academy Taipei
Ages: 6 to 11
Dominican International School
Curriculum: American (Catholic)
Ages: 4 to 18
Morrison Academy Taipei
Curriculum: American (Christian)
Ages: 5 to 18
Taipei Adventist American School
Curriculum: American (Adventist)
Age: 6 to 14
Taipei American School
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 4 to 18
Taipei European School
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate, German and French
Ages: 3 to 18
►For an overview of education in the city, read Education and Schools in Taipei
►Read Kids and Families in Taipei for family-friendly activities in the city
"Expats can choose between the Taiwanese school system or international schools. International schools are expensive but offer more Western-style education." Read about Nick's experience living as an expat in Taipei.
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