ABOUT PAS

Pacific American School (PAS), Hsinchu, Taiwan, was established by Ms. Pamela Chu to meet the educational needs of the international students, enabling them to compete and thrive in the knowledge-based economies of the 21st century. In order to continue to provide premium American curriculum to students of the Great Hsinchu area with expanded programs and facilities in response to the ever increasing number of students, the former education team of Hsinchu American School, including the head of school, principal, all the faculty and administration team, has established PAS at No. 151, Section 2, Kuang Fu Road.Our mission is to strive for excellence in academics, physical education, and extra-curricular activities. Last year, our students were awarded thirteen gold/silver/bronze medals in the Municipal Swimming Competition in Hsinchu. They also showed outstanding performance in the piano, tennis, horse-back riding, math, and robotics competitions. Currently, our high-school students participate in the Model United Nations conferences in Singapore and The Hague, The Netherlands. They also take part in regular volunteer services in the community of St. Joseph’s Center for Special Education.

 Curriculum

PAS provides American curriculum from kindergarten to the 12th grade.  Today, about 20% of PAS students are eligible to attend the renowned programs and summer camp of Center of Talented Youth (CTY) from Johns Hopkins University. Besides regular courses, we also organize domestic and overseas summer camp and travel.

To graduate at an advanced level, from Grade 6, students begin an Advanced Placement Preparatory track which will allow them to take AP courses and tests as early as 10th grade and participate in the advanced courses from CTY and Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) from Stanford University. Today, more than 20% of our students are participating in these programs.

Limited English students are provided a sheltered program based on PK-12 Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards. The sheltered program allows students to study Content Subjects such as Literature, Science, and History while simultaneously improving their language skills. It is based on the research proven that students progress faster when studying content area subjects in a sheltered environment compared with traditional ESL programs focusing only on language.

Facilities

PAS is located next to National Tsing Hua University and Guangfu Senior Commercial & Industrial Vocational High School. It is within a 5-min driving distance to Highway I, Hsinchu Science Park, National Chiao Tung University, City Park and Zoo, and Downtown. For the first phase of our new school, we are renting a new building in Guangfu Senior Commercial & Industrial Vocational High School. There are three times as many as classrooms we have had. Besides the accessibility of indoor gym, swimming pool, running track, and soccer field in Kuang Fu, PAS also has independent rooftop sports facility including two full basketball courts, one half basketball court, one tennis court, and one badminton court. The available area for these activities is about 5,600 square meters (1,700 pings). In addition, a spacious playground of 800 square meters (250 pings) is provided for outdoor activities.

A variety of specialized classrooms are designed for arts, music, dance, multimedia conference, performance center, audio-lingual education, science lab, computer lab, social events, and extra-curriculum. Our extra-curricular activities include orchestra, choir, arts appreciation and performance, Model United Nations, team sports, school newspaper, digital photography, dancing, lego creativity, baking, science, robotics, etc.

Pacific American School: 亞太美國學校 (新竹市光復路二段151號3樓)