Taipei European School (TES) is an independent, co-educational day school, which was formed through the amalgamation of The Taipei British School (TBS), Ecole Française de Taipei (EFT) and Deutsche Schule Taipei (DST). It now operates as a single European entity through a non-profit making Foundation.
The school has attracted worldwide attention with its unique model for integrating British, French and German sections in terms of curricula, administration, finance, buildings and facilities. A rapidly-expanding school, TES is now home to 1,700 students from 50 different nationalities.
Following the success of this integration model for younger children, it was further enhanced when our High School was opened in 2002, catering for students from all three school sections. Since the development of the High School Section and introduction of the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, a graduating cohort of students gain places at many of the top universities around the world, principally in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Australia and Taiwan.
Our school now comprises four sections: British Primary Section, French Section (including bilingual programme), German Section and British Secondary and High School Section. TES operates on two separate sites. The Swire European Primary Campus is located at WenLin Road, in ShiLin, accommodating the younger students, and the Swire European Secondary Campus is located in Yang Ming Shan, catering for students from the ages of 11 to 18 years.
We are fully accredited by two of the world’s leading accreditation bodies: the Council of International Schools (CIS) based in Europe and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) based in the USA. This joint accreditation provides further evidence of our commitment to excellence.
Taipei European School is an IB World School, member of FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia), Centre for University of Cambridge International Examinations and affiliated to AEFE (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger) and BVA-ZfA (Bunderverwaltungsamt-Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen).