School Profile

Taipei European School (TES) is a government-registered Non-Profit Foundation, overseen by the Taipei City Government Department of Education.

We are proud of the regional and global attention our school has attracted as a unique model for integrating British, French, German and High School curricula, as well as the amalgamation of our administration, finance, buildings and facilities.

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.

Our school now comprises four sections: British Primary Section, French Section (including bilingual programme), German Section and British Secondary and High School Section. Housed on two campuses, we currently have an enrolment of 1,700 students from 50 countries.

Taipei European School is an IB World School, member of FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) and affiliated to AEFE (Agence pour l’Enseignement Française à l’Étranger) and BVA-ZfA (Bunderverwaltungsamt-Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen).

The German School Taipei was founded in 1990 and provides children with school education according to German curricula and standards, leading up to general qualifications for enrolment at institutions of higher education.

At a very early stage, the school engaged in close cooperation with the British school and the French school. The schools have combined resources and benefit from a larger shared system. In 2002, the schools joined to form the Taipei European School. Within this framework, the German School Taipei (Deutsche Schule Taipei) functions as the German Section (Deutsche Sektion).

In Primary School up to Klasse 4 and in Secondary School (phase 1) up to Klasse 8, lessons are given on the basis of the framework curricula for German Overseas Schools as approved by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the German Länder (Federal States)

Students in Klasse 9 and 10 are taught in cooperation with the High School Section using the UK National Curriculum in preparation for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGSCE) of the University of Cambridge and also according to the framework curricula for German Overseas Schools. Classes are conducted both in English and in German. The students sit both the British IGCSE exams, as well as the German exams leading to intermediate centrally administered qualifications. This provides a smooth pathway for German students into the senior High School within the German system (Oberstufe: equivalent to “Senior High School”), as well as to international higher grade programmes.

Klasse 11 and 12 are conducted in English in cooperation with the British Secondary and High School Section and lead to the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). In the subject group language A, students attend German classes at a native speaker level.  They thereby acquire the bilingual IB Diploma, which is acknowledged in Germany as a general qualification for enrolment at an institution of higher education.

The German School Taipei features especially small classes, in which students are supported intensively on an individual basis.

During the Federal and Länder Inspection (Bund-Länder-Inspektion) in September 2010, the German School Taipei qualified to receive the quality seal “Excellent German Overseas School” (Exzellente Deutsche Auslandsschule). It is a German Overseas School recognised by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the German Länder (Federal States).

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