Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest. We at Taiwan Adventist International School are deeply committed to providing a holistic educational environment that instills in our students respect for the dignity of all human beings, compassion for community, a tenacious and curious spirit that perseveres regardless of circumstances, and a foundational understanding of identity as intricately and wonderfully from a personal Creator God. Our tenants for education center around the mind, body, and spirit.
TAIS seeks to educate the mind through the U.S. academic standards of Grigg’s International Diploma Program and is also approved by the Taiwan Nantou Education Department as an experimental school. As a nonschool alternative education program, our students have more than one option for graduation and completion. Class ranking at the high school level is based on credits, not on age, and these credit tracks for completion range from the standard diploma, a college preparation diploma, and a certificate of completion (Track C) issued by the Nantou County government. Also as a nonschool alternative education program, our students are not required to take the Junior High (grades 7-9) Taiwan Comprehensive Assessment test that often occurs on Saturday (per Article No. 7 under the National Elementary and Junior Highschool Student Performance Evaluation Criteria and Article No. 8 under the Enforcement Act for Non-school-based Experimental Education at Senior High School Level or Below). As we provide our students with an education founded on an international-personal perspective and good character development, we also offer them unique opportunities to explore, prosper, and be independent as they are exposed to vocational training and extracurricular clubs and activities that challenge their minds and increase their collaborative and analytical skills.
TAIS seeks to educate the body through our physical education curriculum, gardening and animal care programs, our competitive physically inclined clubs such as Ultimate Frisbee and soccer, and our various community service and mission trip opportunities. TAIS operates on the same campus as Taiwan Adventist College and as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church educational system, the campus cafeteria offers a plant-based diet, thereby offering another avenue through which students may be educated on health and well-being for their body.
TAIS seeks to educate the spirit through our weekend programming that is designed to introduce students to the Creator God and furnish them with opportunities to fellowship with their peers, spend more time in nature on adventures, and rest from their weekly responsibilities. As a member of the second-largest education system in the world, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, TAIS operates according to the Adventist belief system, thereby conducting no academically driven or competitive activities from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. We believe it is necessary to take one full day cycle to rest the mind and heart from the weekday responsibilities.
We thank you again for your interest and look forward to hearing from you. May you be blessed in all your endeavors and may your home be filled with peace and joy.
Megan Elmendorf Hopson
Principal of TAIS