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Taipei
Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China and the central city of the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Situated at the northern tip of the island, Taipei is located on the Tamsui River, and is about 25 km southwest of Keelung, its port on the Pacific Ocean...

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Republic of China
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Taipei American School is a private
Private school
Private schools, also known as independent schools or nonstate schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments; thus, they retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students' tuition, rather than relying on mandatory...

 independent school
Independent school
An independent school is a school that is independent in its finances and governance; it is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operations, nor reliant on taxpayer contributions, and is instead funded by a combination of tuition charges, gifts, and in some cases the...

 with an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

-based curriculum located in
Tianmu (T'ien-mu), Shilin District (Shih-lin), Taipei City. Founded in 1949, the school served as a U.S. Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense
The United States Department of Defense is the U.S...

 contract school during the U.S. military presence in Taiwan from the 1950s to 1970s. Upon the termination of diplomatic relations between the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 and the ROC in 1979, TAS was reorganized into a private
Private school
Private schools, also known as independent schools or nonstate schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments; thus, they retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students' tuition, rather than relying on mandatory...

 international school
International school
An International school is loosely defined as a school that promotes international education, in an international environment, either by adopting an international curriculum such as that of the International Baccalaureate or Cambridge International Examinations, or by following a national...

. The school is operated by the Taipei American School Foundation under contract to the American Institute in Taiwan
American Institute in Taiwan
The American Institute in Taiwan is a non-profit, public corporation established under the auspices of the United States government to serve its interests in Taiwan...

, the United States' quasi-embassy in Taiwan.

Most graduates of TAS go on to attend colleges and universities in United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, although some choose to attend schools in other countries. As required by ROC law, TAS admits only students who hold foreign (i.e. non-ROC) passports.

Mission


The mission of the Taipei American School is as follows:

History


The first meeting of Taipei American School took place on September 26, 1949 in the basement of Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Zhongshan North Road, with 8 students. This marked the beginning of the "missionary era" where Chinese and American medical missionaries were instrumental in founding TAS and providing it with students. The first class of students included American, European, and Chinese students.

By 1951, the influx of missionaries and business people escaping from the communist victory in mainland China
Mainland China
Mainland China, the Chinese mainland or simply the mainland, is a geopolitical term that refers to the area under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China . According to the Taipei-based Mainland Affairs Council, the term excludes the PRC Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and...

 caused enrollment to grow to 120 students. By 1952, TAS was forced to relocate to Nong'an East Road to provide enough space for the growing student population.

In 1953, the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group
Military Assistance Advisory Group
Military Assistance Advisory Group is a designation for American military advisers sent to assist in the training of conventional armed forces of Third World countries. Before and during the Vietnam War, there were three of these groups operating in Southeast Asia...

 was established in Taiwan. This brought to the island a large number of U.S. military personnel
United States Taiwan Defense Command
The United States Taiwan Defense Command was a sub-unified command of the United States armed forces. It was originally formed as the Formosa Liaison Center . In November 1955, the FLC become the Taiwan Defense Command...

. Along with these military personnel came their families, including a large number of children needing an American-style education. TAS became the school for the children of the U.S. military personnel. In the summer of 1953, TAS constructed a much larger campus at Chang'an East Road.

In 1956, TAS graduated its first class of 14 seniors. By then, the Chang'an campus had approximately 50 faculty members and 1,000 students. In 1957, Mr. Wayne Nesbitt served as the first superintendent of the school.

In 1959, TAS purchased a 22 acre
Acre
The acre is a unit of area in a number of different systems, including the imperial and U.S. customary systems. The most commonly used acres today are the international acre and, in the United States, the survey acre. The most common use of the acre is to measure tracts of land.The acre is related...

 (89,000 m²) site in Shilin for a new campus. In March 1960, the kindergarten
Kindergarten
A kindergarten is a preschool educational institution for children. The term was created by Friedrich Fröbel for the play and activity institute that he created in 1837 in Bad Blankenburg as a social experience for children for their transition from home to school...

 and lower school moved into a 36-classroom 5-wing complex on the site. The upper school remained at the Chang'an campus until 1964, when the last upper school facilities were completed. By 1969, TAS enrollment reached its highest point ever with nearly 3,000 students.

In the 1970s Taiwan's transforming economy
Economy of Taiwan
Taiwan has a developed capitalist economy that ranks as the 19th largest in the world by Purchasing power parity and 24th in nominal GDP of investment and foreign trade by the Republic of China government which governs Taiwan. In keeping with this trend, most large government-owned banks and...

 brought foreign businessmen and overseas Chinese
Overseas Chinese
Overseas Chinese are people of Chinese birth or descent who live outside the Greater China Area . People of partial Chinese ancestry living outside the Greater China Area may also consider themselves Overseas Chinese....

 into the local economy, setting the stage for TAS's later transformation, even as enrollment shrank dramatically as U.S. military pulled out of Taiwan. By the late seventies, student enrollment dropped to approximately 650 to 700 students. However, within a few years, enrollment started to increase again as overseas Chinese with foreign passports arrived in Taiwan searching for first-class American educational facilities for their children. By the early eighties, the majority of students were ethnically Chinese and also U.S. citizens. The conditions are still the same now.

On September 2, 1989, TAS officially relocated to its present campus in Tianmu. To obtain use of the government land in Tianmu, TAS exchanged title to its Shihlin property for a long-term lease on the Tianmu site at a concessionary rent.

The 50th anniversary of Taipei American School was celebrated in 1999. As part of this celebration, TAS published a book documenting the history of the school: "Ties That Bind".
In 2009, TAS celebrated its sixtieth anniversary.

Campus





The current 15 acres (60,702.9 m²) campus, completed in 1989, consists of a four-story complex with more than 180 classrooms and other facilities. In September 2010, TAS broke ground for the construction of three new buildings on its current campus: the new upper school building featuring science and technology classrooms with research and robotics laboratories, an arts building, and another gymnasium with covered and outdoor tennis courts.

Current facilities include:
  • Wireless campus
  • Guy Lott Auditorium and a small theater
  • A cafeteria with two hot meal lines, a snack bar, a salad bar, a pizza bar, a baked potato bar
  • An outdoor Fitness Cafe beside the upper school library
  • Two gymnasiums and an indoor swimming pool
  • A dance studio and gymnastics room
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Outdoor confidence course
  • Indoor rock climbing room
  • Two softball fields made of artificial turf (installed in 2009)
  • An artificial turf field surrounded by track
  • Five libraries: lower school, middle school, upper school, Mandarin, and audio visual (AV)
  • Video production studio
  • IT department with two student help desks supporting the grade 6-12 one-to-one laptop program
  • Lower school computer labs and netbook trolleys
  • A recreational area for seniors in the Faculty Dining Room.


The independently operated Taipei Youth Program Association
Taipei Youth Program Association
The Taipei Youth Program Association is an independent non-profit foundation located on the campus of Taipei American School. TYPA caters to members of the international community in Taiwan; membership is restricted to holders of non-R.O.C. passports. This restriction is imposed by R.O.C...

 (TYPA) is located at TAS and uses the campus facilities. The school is located directly across the street from Taipei Japanese School
Taipei Japanese School
Taipei Japanese School is a Japanese language school located in Shilin District, Taipei. Its facilities run up to High School.It is located across the street from Taipei American School.-External links:*...

.

Organization


TAS is divided into three divisions: lower, middle, and upper schools. The lower school (elementary)includes pre-kindergarten
Pre-Kindergarten
Pre-kindergarten refers to the first formal academic classroom-based learning environment that a child customarily attends in the United States. It begins between the ages of 3-5 depending on the length of the program...

 (known as Kindergarten A), kindergarten, and grades 1 through 5. The middle school (junior high) includes grades 6 through 8. The upper school (high school) includes grades 9 through 12. Each division is run by a principal and assistant principal.

The superintendent serves as school head. The Taipei American School Board of Directors consists of nine members, each elected to a three-year term of office. Board members serve without compensation and have the primary task of formulating and evaluating all school policies and overseeing the school’s financial affairs. It is their responsibility to see that the resources are in place to support excellence in all areas, always prioritizing the interests of the students first. The Board meets monthly and invites parents and faculty to attend these meetings. Board members are elected by the Taipei American School Association, which consists of all parents or guardians of children attending TAS.

Student body


The combined KA-12 school enrollment is approximately 2,160. TAS abides by the Republic of China Foreign Schools Law, which requires all international schools to only admit students who hold non-ROC passports.

Academics


The Upper School offers 24 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Additionally, the school also offers 35 International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and IB diplomas.

The curriculum in the lower school (PK-grade 5) is centered around the following 4 goals: to teach the essential basic skills; to develop a desire to learn; to teach toward understanding, self-discipline, and self-respect; and to develop an understanding and respect for people in other cultures. The middle school (grades 6-8) curriculum builds on these goals and provides opportunities for enrichment. The upper school (grades 9-12) offers a highly academic, college preparatory program leading to a TAS U.S. high school diploma or an International Baccalaureate diploma. Almost 100 percent of TAS graduates continue their education at a college or university, the vast majority in the United States. TAS offers support services for mild learning needs.

Blue & Gold



The "Blue & Gold" is the school newspaper. Produced monthly, the newspaper is usually eight A3 full-color pages. Previously known as Paws, the Blue & Gold newspaper has won several awards from the National Scholastic Press Association
National Scholastic Press Association
The National Scholastic Press Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1921 for high school and secondary school publications in the United States. The association is membership-based and annually hosts high school journalism conventions across the country...

 (NSPA).

Notable Alumni or Attendees

  • Christina Chang
    Christina Chang
    Christina Chang is a Taiwanese American actress.Chang was born in and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. Her father is Chinese Filipino and her mother is American...

    , from the class of 1989, actress who appeared in numerous American TV shows including CSI Miami, West Wing, 24, etc. She also appeared in several motion pictures, including Live Free or Die Hard, Random Hearts, etc.
  • Nita Ing
    Nita Ing
    Nita Ing in Taipei is a Taiwanese executive and the former Chairman of the Board of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation, the company which built a high speed railway system from Taipei to Kaohsiung...

    , Taiwanese executive and the CEO of the Taiwan High Speed Rail
    Taiwan High Speed Rail
    Taiwan High Speed Rail is a high-speed rail line that runs approximately along the west coast of the Republic of China from the national capital of Taipei to the southern city of Kaohsiung...

     Corporation.
  • Linda Arrigo
    Linda Arrigo
    Linda Gail Arrigo is an American–Taiwanese political activist, human rights activist, and academic researcher. She has been the international affairs officer of Green Party Taiwan.-Biography:...

    , from the class of 1966, is a democracy activist and former DPP
    Democratic Progressive Party
    The Democratic Progressive Party is a political party in Taiwan, and the dominant party in the Pan-Green Coalition. Founded in 1986, DPP is the first meaningful opposition party in Taiwan. It has traditionally been associated with strong advocacy of human rights and a distinct Taiwanese identity,...

     chairman Shih Ming-teh
    Shih Ming-teh
    Shih Ming-te or Shih Ming-teh was a political prisoner for 25-and-a-half years in the Republic of China .He was arrested at the age of 21 in 1962 and charged with creating the "Taiwan Independence League" with the intention of overthrowing the Kuomintang government, Shih was sentenced to life...

    's ex-wife http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/local/archives/2001/07/01/92259
  • Sylvia Chang
    Sylvia Chang
    Sylvia Chang is a Taiwanese actress, writer, singer, producer and director. In 1992, she was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.- Actress :...

    , from the class of 1972, Taiwan actress and director who appeared in movies such as Eat Drink Man Woman
    Eat Drink Man Woman
    Eat Drink Man Woman is a Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee and starring Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. Many of the cast had starred in Ang Lee's previous film, The Wedding Banquet with Sihung Lung and Ah Lei Gua once more playing central elderly figures, and Winston Chao...

    and The Red Violin
    The Red Violin
    The Red Violin is a 1998 Canadian drama film directed by François Girard. It spans three centuries and five countries as it tells the story of a mysterious violin and its many owners...

    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/local/archives/2001/07/01/92259
  • Fei Xiang
    Fei Xiang
    Fei Xiang is a Chinese-American pop icon and musical singer.-Early life:...

    , also known as Kris Phillips, is a Taiwanese-American singer whose credits include being in the original Broadway cast of Miss Saigon
    Miss Saigon
    Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover...

    .
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro
    Takeshi Kaneshiro
    Takeshi Kaneshiro , born October 11, 1973, is a Taiwan-born Japanese actor and singer.-Name:...

    , from the class of 1992, is a popular Taiwanese-Japanese actor whose films include Perhaps Love, Returner
    Returner
    is a 2002 Japanese science fiction film, directed by Takashi Yamazaki and starring Anne Suzuki and Takeshi Kaneshiro.-Plot:Milly is a soldier from 2084, where humanity is on the verge of extinction because of the "Daggra", an alien race. In mankind's final stronghold in Tibet Milly leaps into a...

    , House of Flying Daggers
    House of Flying Daggers
    House of Flying Daggers is a 2004 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. It differs from other wuxia films in that it is more of a love story than a straight martial arts film....

    , Turn Left, Turn Right
    Turn Left, Turn Right
    Turn Left, Turn Right is a 2003 joint Hong Kong-Singaporean romance film, filmed in Taipei. Produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai, the film stars Takeshi Kaneshiro and Gigi Leung. The story is based on the book A Chance of Sunshine by Jimmy Liao, who makes a cameo appearance in the film...

    , and Chungking Express
    Chungking Express
    Chungking Express is a 1994 Hong Kong film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. The film consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over his relationship with a woman...

    .
  • Freya Lim, from the class of 1998, a popular singer in Taiwan.
  • Wilber Pan
    Wilber Pan
    Wilber Pan also known as Will Pan was born on 6 August 1980. He is an American-born Taiwanese Mandopop singer, rapper and actor, who started his career as a host of Channel V programs.-Biography:...

    , from the class of 1999, a VJ host, actor and singer.
  • Lara Veronin
    Lara Veronin
    Lara Veronin , also known as Lara Liang, is a Russian-Taiwanese-American musician, currently signed by JVR . She grew up in Southern California and moved to Taiwan when she was a teenager. She graduated from Taipei American School in 2006. She was the lead female vocalist in the Taiwanese band Nan...

    , from the class of 2006, the lead female vocal in the Taiwanese band Nan Quan Mama
    Nan Quan Mama
    Nan Quan Mama is a Taiwanese music group. The name is a phrase in Chinese to explain having strength while being gentle as a mother. They are closely tied with the Taiwanese artist Jay Chou. The group was nominated for Best Singing Group at the 19th Golden Melody Awards in 2008.The current members...

    , which is directed by Taiwanese singer Jay Chou
    Jay Chou
    Jay Chou is a Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer, actor and director who has won the World Music Award four times. In 1998 he was discovered in a talent contest where he displayed his piano and song-writing skills. Over the next two years, he was hired to compose for...

    .
  • Andrew Chou
    Andrew Chou
    Andrew Chou is the youngest member of the Taiwanese hip-hop group Machi. He graduated early at age 17 from high school in 2008. While Andrew does not predominantly read or speak Chinese, his efforts have endeared him to the hearts of female adolescents, and has become one of the most popular...

    , from the class of 2008, a member of the Taiwanese group, Machi
    Machi (hip hop group)
    Machi is a Taiwanese Hip hop group that has nine active members, with two additional members on a hiatus from group activities.-Current:*Jeff, Huang Li Cheng *Stan, Huang Li Xing *Jae Chong*Andrew, Zhou Li Ming *Nicky, Li Jiu Zhe...

    .
  • Aimee Sun
    Aimee Sun
    Aimee Sun is a Taiwanese socialite, heiress, media personality, jewelry designer, businesswoman, celebrity endorser, commercial actress and cover girl. She is a co-founder of Breeze Center, a shopping mall located in Taipei...

     (孫芸芸) a Taiwanese socialite, media personality, and jewelry designer. She is a co-founder of Breeze Center (微風廣場), a shopping mall located in Taipei.
  • Doug Creighton, from the class of 2003, a semi-professional basketball player. Currently plays for the Chinese Taipei men's national basketball team and the Taiwan Beer club team.

Sports and organizations



Upper School sports teams and groups, whose mascot is the tiger, compete with members of Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools
Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools
The Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools is an association of six schools in and around Southeast Asia. The member schools are International School Bangkok , International School of Kuala Lumpur , International School Manila , Jakarta International School , Singapore American...

 (IASAS), as well as local international and Chinese schools, clubs, and universities. TAS varsity teams include volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

, soccer, cross Country
Cross country running
Cross country running is a sport in which people run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road...

, rugby
Rugby union
Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...

, basketball
Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

, tennis
Tennis
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

, swimming
Swimming (sport)
Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

, softball
Softball
Softball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 10 to 14 players. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand...

, badminton
Badminton
Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players or two opposing pairs , who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their...

, and track and field
Track and field
Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

 teams. Non-athletic groups that participate in events with other IASAS
Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools
The Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools is an association of six schools in and around Southeast Asia. The member schools are International School Bangkok , International School of Kuala Lumpur , International School Manila , Jakarta International School , Singapore American...

 schools include art
Art
Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect....

, dance
Dance
Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting....

, drama
Drama
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action" , which is derived from "to do","to act" . The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a...

, music
Music
Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch , rhythm , dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture...

, debate
Debate
Debate or debating is a method of interactive and representational argument. Debate is a broader form of argument than logical argument, which only examines consistency from axiom, and factual argument, which only examines what is or isn't the case or rhetoric which is a technique of persuasion...

, and forensics (individual events). TAS students also participate in Model United Nations
Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda....

 with students from IASAS and other regional schools.

Affiliations


TAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. The Western Association of...

 (WASC).

TAS is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) http://www.earcos.org/newearcos.html.

As a member of Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools
Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools
The Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools is an association of six schools in and around Southeast Asia. The member schools are International School Bangkok , International School of Kuala Lumpur , International School Manila , Jakarta International School , Singapore American...

 (IASAS), TAS participates in competitive sports and cultural exchanges with the following Southeast Asian international schools:
  • International School Bangkok
    International School Bangkok
    The International School of Bangkok is in the western-style community of Nichada Thani, in Nonthaburi Province.- ISB history :ISB opened in 1951. Its initial enrollment was 50 children of United Nations and U.S. diplomats. First located on Rajadamri Road, ISB expanded to provide both primary and...

     - Bangkok
    Bangkok
    Bangkok is the capital and largest urban area city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep , meaning "city of angels." The full name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom...

    , Thailand
    Thailand
    Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...

  • International School of Kuala Lumpur
    International School of Kuala Lumpur
    The International School of Kuala Lumpur is a nonprofit, parent-owned and parent-governed school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, accredited by the United States-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges and internationally through the Council of International Schools...

     - Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the second largest city in Malaysia by population. The city proper, making up an area of , has a population of 1.4 million as of 2010. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million...

    , Malaysia
  • International School Manila
    International School Manila
    International School Manila is a private school in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is non-denominational and co-educational, and primarily serves Manila's multinational community...

     - Manila
    Manila
    Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

    , Philippines
    Philippines
    The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

  • Jakarta International School
    Jakarta International School
    Jakarta International School is a private, international school in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was established in 1951 for expatriate students living in Jakarta and is the largest international primary and secondary school in Indonesia....

     - Jakarta
    Jakarta
    Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Officially known as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta, it is located on the northwest coast of Java, has an area of , and a population of 9,580,000. Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political centre...

    , Indonesia
    Indonesia
    Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

  • Singapore American School
    Singapore American School
    RedWebsiteThe Singapore American School is a private international school in Singapore. Established in 1956, the school offers an American-based curriculum from preschool through to Grade 12 for approximately 3,800 expatriate students, making it the largest international school in the world...

     - Singapore
    Singapore
    Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...


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