Taipei European School
About Taipei European School
The mission of Taipei European School (TES) is to provide educational excellence and European culture and values within the context of Taiwanese society.
The School has attracted regional and worldwide attention with its unique model for integrating British, French, German and High School sections in terms of their curricula, administration, finance, buildings and facilities. Taipei British School, Ecole Francaise de Taipei and Deutsche Schule Taipei began around 1990 in response to the needs of expatriate families living in Taipei. The schools soon realized that there was much to be gained by joining forces to establish a combined European campus, and moved onto a shared campus in 1992. TES is now a single legal entity operating through a non-profit Foundation and comprising the original British, French and German school sections plus a High School established in 2002.
TES has grown steadily since its establishment and now has 1,700 students of some 50 nationalities with a target enrolment of around 1,800. TES operates from two campuses with well-appointed, modern facilities and has a total staff of around 400.
Teaching staff from TES come predominately from the UK, France and Germany with smaller numbers from other European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA. ROC staff are employed in a variety of positions across the school. Class sizes are maximum of 22 in the British Sections with smaller classes across the High School and in the IB Diploma and French and German Sections in particular.
50% of pupils admit to UK universities yearly (UK 25%, rest of Europe 25%); 42% to American universities (32% US, 10% Canada); Australia 4%; Middle East 1%; 3% go to Asian universities.
TES is well supported by the various foreign institutes as well as the international chambers of commerce and foreign businesses in Taipei.