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Hsinchu American School was established to meet the educational needs of international students, enabling them to be successful in a post-secondary English based program. 


Located in scenic Hsinchu, the Silicon Valley of Taiwan, one of the leading knowledge-based economies of Asia, our school has emerged as the only fully licensed international school to grade 12 in the area, due to the concerns from the professional community for an international school that can meet as well as exceed the expectations of the global community represented here.


Hsinchu American School is a co-educational and college preparatory international school licensed by Taiwan Ministry of Education and by Hsinchu Education Bureau serving grades 1 through 12. It is registered with the American Institute in Taiwan and received a six-year accreditation term from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in June, 2015. The school received an additional six-year term in June of 2021.


Nestled within the grounds of Chung Hua University, our newly renovated main school building provides access to lovely trails and beautiful vistas. Our students have access to an indoor gymnasium, a 300-seat theater, and a swimming poor. Our main building has state-of-art science and robotics labs, a library, specialty music area, and all classrooms have touchscreen interactive televisions and wireless internet access. The school has separate floors of classrooms for our three divisions, and two art rooms, a weight room and a student activity center with ping pong tables.


With our outstanding faculty, Hsinchu American School offers students the opportunity for Advanced Placement with an AP preparatory program from the 6th Grade. The school curriculum is based on the Common Core/California State Standards , designed for university-bound students in the United States.

Our Mission

Hsinchu American School is an innovative school focused on preparing students for the constantly changing climate of the 21st century. The school provides a university preparatory program, for international students, using an American-based curriculum. The school offers a rotating schedule of Advanced Placement courses and places a great deal of importance on math and science courses, allowing advanced students to enroll in higher level courses based on ability, as a means of propelling them to greater academic heights. Hsinchu American School also strives to provide students with a strong foundation in the classic liberal arts, to enhance their abilities in the four C’s (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity), and to furnish students with multiple opportunities for experiential learning. HAS is intent upon helping its students become global citizens, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners. The program’s focus is to create young adults who can draw upon a plethora of knowledge and skills necessary for life-long success in the modern world.

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