High School

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."

John Muir

Making Connections

Welcome to Kaohsiung American School High School!

The journey of high school starts with a curious-minded middle school child and produces a confident, independent young adult. Faced with a future full of possibility and uncertainty, KAS equips graduates with a foundation in resiliency so they can rise to the challenges of tomorrow. In these classrooms, students find their voice as independent thinkers, pushing past their comfort zone, in order to realize their own potential. This the right time and the right place to navigate the complexities of self-discovery so that each student can find the spark within themselves that ignites a passion, and fuels a lifetime of learning. KAS provides an inclusive, respectful, and social environment that fosters both academic pursuits and personal growth.

KAS knows that everyone’s path is unique. Our alumni enter esteemed universities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and many other cities all over the world. By combining the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program with a curriculum infused with internationally recognized social-emotional learning scaffolding, KAS faculty aren’t just aiming your child for college acceptance, they’re aiming for college success.

How do we do it? By being connected to our students. And by connecting our students to the world.

Staff & Faculty

Angeling Chang

Spanish

Brian Borgi

Humanities

Cerise Roth-Vinson

College Counselor

Chikako Fukuyo

Japanese

Conor Gannon

Science

Danielle Meehan

Science

Doug Pishkur

Humanities

Doug Ryan

Science

Dr. Kevin Mansell

Mathematics

Emili Mendoza

Spanish

Eva Martínez

Spanish

Gloria Kao

Chinese

Irene Lee

Chinese

Jeff Roth-Vinson

Science

Julia Chen

Music

Justin Pilon

Science

Ken Su

Athletics Director

Kimberly Clark

High School Principal

Lori Dietrich

HS Counselor

Madeline Melnick

IB Core

Malcolm Lamprecht

Humanities

Matthew Jurgens

Math

Peter Brodhead

Humanities

Rachel Chen

HS Secretary/Registrar

Regine Viale

Library Assistant

Renee Foster

Inclusion Coordinator & Literacy Specialist

Sara Brodhead

Curriculum Coordinator

Shane Maika

Humanities

Stephen Meade

Science

Terea Marcum

Humanities

Tina Wu

Future Leaders Program and Service Learning Coordinator

Wanda Kiernan

Math

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