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KAS strives to be one of the finest American International Schools in the World. KAS challenges students to achieve academic excellence and prepares them to be balanced individuals, independent learners, and global citizens.

Kaohsiung American School (KAS) is a private, non-profit, co-educational Pre K – 12 institution offering an American, college preparatory program leading to a US high school diploma and the opportunity for an IB Diploma.

KAS is located in the northern area of Kaohsiung city, the second largest city  in Taiwan with 1.5 million inhabitants. Kaohsiung American School was established in 1989 as an elementary school serving the needs of local and expatriate families with children.

The Only True American School in Southern Taiwan

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The United States Department of State assists only two American schools in Taiwan. Kaohsiung American School is the only true American school in Kaohsiung and in the whole of Southern Taiwan.

State-of-the-Art Athletics Complex

On Friday November 11, 2016 our new athletics facilities were inaugurated. The artificial-turf soccer field, retractable-bottom swimming pool, NBA-grade gym, are accompanied by a new dining hall to complete our outstanding new campus.

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KAS students come from over 30 different nations.

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Golden Tickets: Explained

If you’ve ever looked carefully in an elementary school classroom, you might have noticed a container with sli ...

Christmas in Kaohsiung

Taiwan is a mostly Buddhist/Taoist country, so Christmas celebrations are going to be less of the Christian nature. ...

Google Summit in Taiwan (2017)

KAS is hosting its very first international conference this spring. The Google Summit taking place on March 18 & 19, ...


Coping with Exam Stress

Exam stress can be a big bad monster. End of the semester also means start of exam stress. Lots of tests and final p ...


How To Order Tea in Taiwan

A childhood favorite drink for many in Taiwan is the Jen-ju-nai-cha, or pearl milk tea/bubble milk tea. Squishy tapi ...

College Applications: Top Tips

Applying for college can be a scary, daunting, and stressful process. Below we’ll share with you some advice, ...

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We Are KAS

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Our New Campus

The new campus is going to be a showcase school for Taiwan and International Schools t ...

School Profile

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Board of Directors

The KAS Board of Directors is comprised of 9 to 11 members, at least 7 of which are di ...


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