Taipei European School is proud to offer world-class learning facilities across two sites. Our campuses comprise purpose-built modern buildings for Infant, Junior, Secondary and High School students. In addition to fully-equipped classrooms, our campuses offer innovative spaces for study, sports and recreation.
Our Primary campus is conveniently located in the ShiLin district of Taipei, in an area popular with expatriate families. ZhiShan station is a five minute walk from the campus and provides access to surrounding areas via the Taipei Metro system. The city centre is only about 15 minutes away by car, bus or train.
Our Secondary campus is beautifully situated in the hills surrounding Taipei. With close proximity to Yang Ming Shan National Park and the Chinese Cultural University, the school is able to use its location to broaden the curriculum and offer a diverse range of opportunities to students. The campus is easily accessed by public transport and is only a 25 minute drive from the Primary campus.
Swire European Primary Campus (EPC)
Our Primary Campus is home to the Central Resource Area (CRA), the Infant Building and the Junior Building.
The Central Resource Area houses common facilities, such as the cafeteria, library, staff room, offices, gym, parents’ café, uniform shop and underground car park. It is connected to both the Infant and Junior buildings.
The two-storey Infant building contains classrooms for the British Infant Section, the French Maternelle and the German Kindergarten. The Infant building also features a multi-purpose room/gym, outdoor playgrounds with play structures, grassed and astroturfed areas, a cookery room, ICT suites and a music room. A new rooftop playground provides extra recreation opportunities.
The five-storey Junior building houses the British Junior classes, as well as the French and German primary school classes. The building features fully equipped specialist teaching rooms for Cookery, Art, Science, Design & Technology, Music and ICT. It is also home to the Primary School’s Amphitheatre. Outside there are two play areas with play structures and two astroturf sports fields.
Swire European Secondary Campus (ESC)
The two buildings on the secondary campus are referred to as Phase 1 and Phase 2. Both buildings house students in our German, French, British Secondary and High School sections, accommodating around 700 students.
Phase 1 was completed in 1998 and was renovated in 2011. Phase 1 consists of classrooms, as well as fully equipped Science laboratories and ICT suites. It also houses our fiction library, a cafeteria, music suites, a visual and performing arts floor, the nurse’s station and pastoral care office (counsellor), a staff room and administrative offices. There is also an open atrium for small assemblies and performances.
As well as classrooms, Phase 2 houses administrative offices, a staff room, an atrium for assemblies and drama productions, a cafeteria and a large number of learning areas. Phase 2 also features purpose-designed laboratories, art and design facilities, computer suites, a non-fiction library, a large indoor gymnasium, and outdoor basketball areas. In 2015 we further expanded our sports provision when we opened an additional astroturf sports field and tennis courts on a site close to the school. This site will be further developed in the future.
The classrooms in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 have projectors and interactive whiteboards to offer access and use of information technology in the learning process. In addition, laptop computers and ChromeBooks are available for teaching and learning in both buildings. A One to One programme is currently being implemented across the Secondary Campus with the whole BSHS section being One to One August 2020.
Complete redevelopment of the secondary campus is underway, which will allow us to further enhance teaching and learning. The first new facility, Phase 3, is due to open in early 2020. Phase 3 has two full size gymnasiums, a fitness center, martial arts/gymnastics room, a staff room and large classrooms for teaching and learning. Once completed, our new campus will offer state-of-the-art buildings and facilities that will be some of the best in the region.