School Profile
School Profile


KAS challenges students to achieve academic excellence and prepares them to be:

alanced Individuals Academics, Arts, Athletics

ndependent Learners Passionate, Curious, Critical Thinkers

lobal Citizens Aware, Ethical, Cooperative


KAS strives to be one of the finest American International Schools in the World.

School Profile

KAS School Profile 2020-21
KAS School Profile 2020-21
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School Administrative Policies

Currently being revised


Kaohsiung American School was established in 1989 as an elementary school serving the needs of local and expatriate families with children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. The first school was located in a series of apartments in the Chang Gung Hospital compound. Starting in 1992, KAS served as a school of record for University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Correspondent High School courses, with the first graduate in 1997.

In 1997, KAS began to offer independent high school courses. In January, 1999, KAS moved into shared lease facilities in a Kaohsiung City elementary school. Then, in January, 2003, Kaohsiung American School became sole occupiers of another elementary school facility, leased for 9 years from the Kaohsiung City government. The Board of Directors allocated over $1 million USD to renovate the 40 year-old buildings and campus.

In May, 2010 KAS was granted a 20 year lease of the Tzuo-Ying District Campus with a 20 year automatic rollover.

Accreditations & Memberships

KAS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School,  accredited   by  the  Western  Association   of  Schools and Colleges (WASC), and a member of the Association of China and Mongolia  International Schools (ACAMIS), the East  Asia  Region   Council   of  Schools  (EARCOS),  and the Council of International School (CIS), and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).



Campus & Facilities

Our new campus is a showcase school for Taiwan and International Schools throughout the world.