Welcome to AAIA
Thank you for considering Asia American International Academy (AAIA) for your child’s education. We understand the importance of choosing a school that suits the needs of your child and meets the standards that you, as parents, wish to have for their education.
AAIA is a private, co-educational, independent school offering a college preparatory education to students in grade 6 through grade 12. We are currently in our second academic year welcoming students from grades 6 through grade 10.
AAIA has acquired consent for establishment of our school with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Ministry of Education, and the New Taipei City Bureau of Education. In November of 2014, the school was granted its founding license and approval to move forward on planning the construction of New Taipei City’s first international American curriculum school. We are very happy to have established the AAIA school community and we are excited to get our second school year underway!
Why Choose AAIA?
Asia American International Academy is an American-based curriculum international school with fully certified and licensed teachers from North America. Students prepare for study overseas through rigorous academics and immersion in American culture.
Education is personalized at AAIA for each student. With small class sizes, students are provided more individual attention than other schools. Additionally, students are empowered to make decisions to shape their educational program to fit their interests.
AAIA students learn success. We provide language support for students new to international schools and continually support them. Our cocurricular clubs and special interest programs help students develop and follow their interests thus encouraging them to mature into well-rounded adults and responsible global citizens.
Joining the Asia American International Academy community provides families with the opportunity to shape the future of the school. Our beautifully designed campus in Linkou, Taiwan is equipped for the modern day learner and is progressively evolving to expand to meet growing needs. Our teachers structured the curriculum to infuse American culture with the strong work ethic of Taiwan.
Please look through our website and meet the faculty and staff. See our new school buildings and read about our innovative curriculum. We are accepting applications and assessing new students throughout the year.
Tuition and Fees
AAIA operates a year-round rolling Admissions Policy. Students who apply during the current school year can be admitted throughout the year. The following simplified application form and procedure is the fastest way to start the enrollment process at Asian American International Academy. For information regarding the full application process please refer to the Important Information section below.
- A completed and signed initial application form
- Non-refundable NT$ 5,000 English proficiency exam fee. The exam is required of each student. This does not guarantee enrollment.
- The most recent academic records in Chinese(if applicable), covering the previous 2 years.
Important Information – Full Application Process
A completed Full Application form assumes that the applicant agrees to comply with all posted AAIA rules and regulations.
Students who have not completed a full year of a given grade by the fall entrance date may be required to re-enroll in the same grade level.
- Students in grades 6 through 12 will be given an English Language Test as deemed appropriate by school personnel. On the basis of the test scores received, the students will either be:
- accepted into the Mainstream academic program,
- accepted into the EAL Guided Support academic program,
- accepted into the EAL Sheltered academic program, or
- advised that they do not meet the minimum English proficiency level to be enrolled in AAIA’s academic programs.
Only the AAIA administration is charged with making admissions decisions. The judgment of the Executive Director in these matters is final. Admissions Office staff have been directed not to make or offer judgments regarding student qualifications. Please do not ask the Admissions Office personnel to judge your child’s qualifications or accept staff predictions regarding your child’s ultimate admissions status. Such judgments will not be considered binding on the AAIA administration. Admission decisions are made in support of AAIA’s institutional Mission Statement and School Goals. A student’s standing on the waitlists may change, depending on the applications of other students with higher priority due.
Seat guarantee holders must qualify for admission to the school under the same requirements as those students who do not hold seat guarantees.
Acceptance to AAIA will be formally notified via an official letter, which will also indicate the specific start date for student attendance.