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IB, British, German, and French
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CityTaipei
CurriculumsIB, British, German, and French
Languages of instructionEnglish, French, and German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, French, and German
Native English, French, and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English, French, and German)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 489,600 NT$
to: 735,600 NT$
This school has more than one campus in Taipei:
Secondary Campus: Ages 11 to 18

Address: Swire European Secondary Campus 31 JianYe Road, ShiLin District, Taipei 11193, Taiwan

Primary Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Swire European Primary Campus 99 FuGuo Road, ShiLin District, Taipei 11158, Taiwan

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1,800

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

Ratio of local students to international students

100% international

Native English, French, and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English, French, and German

English / French / German are supported for students not fluent in the language of instruction

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese for all year groups.
Modern language options in Secondary include Spanish, French and German

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

20-22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

At Primary Campus

Use of technology in the classroom

There is a 1:1 laptop used by all secondary students.
Primary have 1:1 ipad programme at upper year groups

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

During COVID-19 Lockdown, school was continued using Zoom and Google Classrooms platforms.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, French Bac, IGCSEs

Results in these examinations

IB Ave. points 37, top 20 student ave. points 42
IGCSE 95% A-C, 62% A or A*, 50% recevie 5+ A/A*
French Bac 100% pass

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

@ Secondary level homework is assigned
@Primary level there is reading at home and projects done at home

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90+%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

There are support teams at both primary and secondary campuses

Student access to education psychologist

There is a Counselling Centre, with referral to outside educational psychologist.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessments, personal interviews (students and parents)

Brief description of entry evaluation required

A variety of assessment processes are used across the school according to the Section and year group applied to. These may include language assessments, cognitive ability tests, subject assessments (at secondary and high school levels), SEN assessments, an interview or a class tryout. Infant-aged children are assessed in the classroom during a class tryout session.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications should be submitted between September 1 and February 28 for the following school year beginning in August. After this period applications are accepted but places are limited.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes. International newcomers to the country may join mid-year.

School start time

8:00am

School finish time

3:00pm

Supervised care before/after school

Students waiting for late Co-Curricula Activities (CCA) are supervised after school.

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes, they are optional.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Vegetarian options are integrated into the monthly menu (not every day)

Uniform required

Not in Secondary Level/ French Section / German Section
British Primary Section do have uniform

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Ballet, hip hop, jazz dance, choir, orchestra, Chinese drumming, Formosa voices, chess, Lego, yoga, robotics, roots and shoots, clay creations, Kidchen club, Raku pottery, Manga drawing, football, martial arts, table tennis, volleyball, basketball, French club, Mandarin little writers, French web radio, Model United Nations.

Sports activities included

Physical education, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Gymnastics (Primary), Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis (Secondary)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, Amphitheatre (@Primary), Weights room, Dance studio (@Secondary), Drama Space, Music Performance spaces

Sports facilities at the school

Primary campus: gym, outdoor playgrounds with play structures, grassed and astroturfed areas, rooftop playground, 2 astroturf sports fields.

Secondary campus: 3 large indoor gymnasiums, outdoor basketball area, all-weather astroturf sports field, tennis courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Taipei European School is an independent, co-educational day school, which was formed through the amalgamation of The Taipei British School, Ecole Française de Taipei and Deutsche Schule Taipei. It now operates as a single European entity through a non-profit making Foundation.

Teaching approach of the school

The vision is: To be a flourishing, multilingual and multicultural community of lifelong learners that embrace independence, curiosity and empathy to make a positive difference in local, national and global environments.
The mission: Through world class curricula, Taipei European School cultivates lifelong learners and responsible global citizens who are ready to rise to the challenges of the future. We nurture independence, embrace diversity, and encourage all to 'do well by doing good'. We embrace holistic education programmes that value academic accomplishment while prioritising the social and emotional wellbeing of each learner.

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