Kaohsiung American School

Registration of Interest

Registration of Interest and Tour 基本資料與校園參觀

Apply for Admission

Application Form 入學申請表

Admissions

Registration for new students will open on March 14.

The following documentation is necessary for all applicants to Kaohsiung American School:

  1. A completed and signed application form
  2. Admissions testing for all applicants prior to admission to the school (subject to a non-refundable assessment fee). Note: Successful test results and payment of the fee do not guarantee enrollment.
  3. Recent standardized test scores, if available
  4. A photocopy of the applicant’s foreign passport
  5. Two recent passport-sized photos
  6. Academic records in English*:
    • One year of academic records for applicants to Grades K or 1
    • At least two full years of academic records (including current year) for applicants to Grades 2 to 8
    • At least three years of academic records (including current year) for applicants to Grade 9 and above

All documents and fees must be received before an applicant can be considered for admission.

*Academic records in other languages will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the applicant’s parents to have records translated into English.

Important Information

  • By completing and submitting an application form the applicant agrees to comply with all posted KAS rules and regulations.
  • Applicants who have not completed a full year of a given grade by the fall entrance date of KAS will be required to re-enroll in that same grade level.
  • As deemed appropriate by KAS personnel, applicants in Grades 1 through 12 may be given an English language proficiency test. On the basis of the test scores they achieve, applicants will either be:
      1. accepted into the regular academic program;
      2. accepted into the ELL program; or
      3. advised to seek admission to an alternative school. (ELL/TAP Guidelines)
  • Only the KAS administration is authorized to make decisions about admission. The judgment of the Superintendent in matters of admission is final. Admissions office staff have been directed not to make or offer judgments regarding an applicant’s qualifications. Please do not ask Admissions Office personnel to judge your child’s qualifications and do not accept staff predictions regarding your child’s ultimate admission status. Such judgments and/or predictions will not be considered binding on the KAS administration.
  • Admission to KAS is governed by the KAS Board of Directors policy, which establishes priority criteria for admissions. An applicant’s position on the waiting list may change, depending on the number of applicants who have a higher priority ranking.
  • Seat guarantee holders must qualify for admission to the school under the same requirements as those applicants who do not hold seat guarantees.
  • Applicants to KAS will be formally notified of acceptance via an official letter, which will also indicate the starting date.
  • Middle School and High School students need to provide their own electronic devices. Don’t forget to check the technology that is used in the 1-to-1 environment at KAS.