About Us

Kaohsiung American School is a school of the three A's - Academics, Arts, and Athletics.  Our students learn from some of the world's best teachers, in one of the world's healthiest LEED certified school campuses.  As an American school in Taiwan, we unite the best of the east and the west into incredible opportunities for students.

Jim Laney, Head of School

Welcome to Kaohsiung American School for the 2023–24 school year!

By the middle of the 21st century, today's students at Kaohsiung American School (KAS) will be the adults who are shaping the world. This gives our educators and parents a great sense of purpose, and emphasizes how important education at KAS today is for our students' potential. KAS brings global opportunities to Kaohsiung and southern Taiwan, by inspiring excellent holistic learning in a caring environment. Students and parents in our community watch this happening every day.

Seeing our students running into school smiling each morning inspires us to prepare each and every KAS learner to thrive in a rapidly changing and uncertain future. At KAS, eager students, skilled and caring faculty and staff, a dedicated Board of Directors, and supportive and ambitious parents work in partnership with one another. Together, we make KAS a special and rewarding place to learn or to work.

We invite you to join us on our journey of shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Whether you are interested in enrolling your bright and hard-working child at KAS, or joining our team of professional educators, we welcome the opportunity to connect with you. Together we make a BIG difference for KAS students!

Board of Directors

Bo-Cheng Lai


James Lee


John Lee


Johnny Chueh


Kelvin Yuen


Monica Yang


Neil Gibson

Vice-President, AIT/K Representative

Susana Yeh



Western Academy of Schools & Colleges (WASC) which accredits our school’s operations. KAS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, which allows us to offer the IB Diploma Programme and Middle Years Program (MYP);

We are also members of the following networks: Council of International Schools (CIS), East Asian Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), and the Principals' Training Center.