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Preparing our students today, for the future of tomorrow

Preparing our students today, for the future of tomorrow

Middle School

    The Taoyuan American School middle school department offers an American-based curriculum aligned with the common core content standards established by the California State Board of Education for grade 6-8 students with foreign passports. 

    Our middle school teachers are committed to preparing our students for an ever changing world. Our curriculum is designed to create an environment where students develop academically, socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally and culturally. We encourage all of our students to be actively engaged through hands-on activities, experiments, real-world application and peer interaction. In doing so, we aim to help students become lifelong learners and responsible global citizens.

     Students receive instruction in English Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Art, Music, Computer Science, Physical Education, Public Speaking, and Journalism. We strive to empower our students to reach their highest level of success by developing literacy throughout all of these subject areas. Literacy empowers students to develop their curiosity, and acts as a foundation to learning in all areas. As such, we also offer guidance and assistance for students with ESL backgrounds and help integrate them into the school and map out their paths for success.

    The TYAS middle school also offers a wide array of after school programs and classes. Among the after school programs, the middle school is particularly proud of its World Scholar’s Cup and Model UN teams. TYAS has participated in World Scholar’s Cup since 2018 and has participated in MUN since 2015. Our students have garnered invaluable experiences and skills from these and other academic programs and conferences, and they look forward to any and all future opportunities.

    Our teachers see the middle school as the first step to preparing for high school, university, and all other paths and achievements in their futures.

Middle School Faculty

English Literature
Lance Tober (Middle School)

Social Studies
Michael Brockman (Middle School)

Bernise Santos (Middle School)

Sylvia Chen   

STEM, Science
Russell Stuart

(Middle School)

Fine Wu