Best 5 International Schools in Taipei

International Education in Taipei

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Unlike some other cities in Asia, Taipei is notable for being very accessible for English-speaking expats. Locals are friendly and welcoming, getting around is easy thanks to excellent public transport, and there are plenty of familiar chain restaurants and book stores if you need a slice of home.

The majority of international schools in the city follow the American curriculum and teach through English. A selection of others teach the International Baccalaureate or European curricula, and religious ethos schools are also becoming common.

This is largely because Mandarin Chinese is the official language of Taiwan and is spoken in Taipei’s public schools. These schools also follow the Chinese curriculum. While they may offer the excellent education standards China is known for, unless your child speaks Mandarin, the language barrier may be difficult to overcome.

International schools in Taiwan are forbidden from enrolling children of Taiwan nationals, unless they have a foreign passport. So expat children make up almost the entire student body in all of Taipei’s international schools. Recently that has been changing however, with many eligible Taiwanese families opting for international schools to protect their children from the strict and high pressure environment that often comes with Taiwanese schools.

Taipei doesn’t have a large number of international schools to choose from, which means demand outstrips supply. Waiting lists for student places can be long, especially in the long-established American schools. It’s best to start your application as early as you can. Unfortunately, Taiwan isn’t known for its budget-friendly international school fees either.

Most international schools in Taipei are located in the residential districts north of the city centre. You’ll also find some schools in neighbouring towns such as Linkou, Taoyuan or Daqutian. School bus services are common but not standard, so you may need to factor in the location and commute times of schools you’re interested in.

The older international schools in Taipei tend to be the largest, and also tend to have the best campuses and facilities. Be warned, however; they also have the longest waiting lists of all. The standards of education in all international schools however is generally high.

Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Taipei. However, there are another 9 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Taipei based on your requirements.

Best 5 International Schools in Taipei

Out of a total of 14 International Schools in Taipei.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Taipei American School

Taipei American School is an innovative 21st-century learning community. Our mission is to inspire each student to be a confident, creative, caring, and moral individual prepared to adapt and succeed anywhere in a rapidly changing world. We provide an American-based education with a global perspective that results in a love of learning, academic excellence, a balanced life, and service to others.
Taipei American School offers opportunities for students to reach their full potential to become caring, competent, knowledgeable young people who are dedicated to making a positive difference anywhere in the world.
We value and teach respect, responsibility, kindness, courage, and honesty.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 835,840 NT$
to: 930,495 NT$
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Kang Chiao International School

Kang Chiao International School is a private international school, located in the mountains of New Taipei City, offering an overseas college preparatory program for grades 7-12. KCIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is authorised to provide the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to Grades 11 & 12.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
12 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Grace Christian Academy

Grace Christian Academy is a Christian school in Taipei.
Curriculum
American, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 388,000 NT$
to: 478,000 NT$
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Dominican International School Taipei

Dominican International School is a Catholic, private, English medium school owned and governed by the Dominican Sisters. It was formerly a US Government contract (D.O.D.) school for the military dependents of the United States Forces in Taipei. The Sisters are members of the Institute of the Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic, a congregation of Spanish origin with the Motherhouse in Rome, Italy, when at that time their Provincialate House was located in Manila, Philippines.
Curriculum
American, Catholic
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 297,101 NT$
to: 493,356 NT$
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Morrison Academy Taipei

Morrison Academy Taipei was founded in 1961 to educate students in a distinctively Christian environment with a quality American curriculum. Morrison Academy wants every student to experience a quality, biblically-integrated education, so that each one will be equipped to impact the world dynamically for Christ.
Curriculum
American, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 516,000 NT$
to: 613,000 NT$
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