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Hsinchu International School (HIS; ) is
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located in Xiangshan District,
Hsinchu City Hsinchu (, Chinese: 新竹, Hanyu Pinyin, Pinyin: ''Xīnzhú'', Wade–Giles: ''Hsin¹-chu²'') is a Provincial city (Taiwan), city located in northwestern Taiwan. It is the most populous city in Taiwan Province not among the Special munici ...
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offering education to foreign-born students. Founded in 1981 by the Dutch Electronics Company,
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as a company school for the expatriate families they employed, it later grew to serve other expatriate families. While the official name of the school is "Hsinchu Dutch International School", the Dutch language or curriculum have never been taught but the Chinese name reflects the history of the school. In 1988 the school became an independent, licensed school through the Dutch Trade Office. It is recognized by
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and the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. It began as a K-7 grade school, but added a Secondary Department and now offers Pre-K through 12 grade education. The Secondary Department (grades 7 to 12) received WASC candidacy in August 2008 and attained full accreditation in August 2011.


Campus

In 2007, HIS moved to its present location: a newly constructed 5-storey campus adjacent to Xiangshan Municipal Elementary School. The school contains an auditorium, music studios, weight room, cafeteria, science labs (for both Elementary and Secondary students), a dance studio, computer lab and a library.


See also

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National Experimental High School National Experimental High School At Hsinchu Science Park (NEHS; ), situated near the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, is a public, coeducational school (pre-primary-12). Founded in August 1983, the school was proposed by the founder of the Science ...
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Morrison Academy Morrison Academy () is an international Christianity, Christian school founded 1952 in Taichung, Taiwan. It primarily caters to the children of missionaries. Beyond the original Taichung location it also maintains a campus in Taipei and Morriso ...
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Taiwan Adventist International School Taiwan Adventist International School (TAIS; ) is a secondary boarding school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is situated in the midst of rural Nantou County, Taiwan. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education, Seven ...
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The Primacy Collegiate Academy The Primacy Collegiate Academy (TPCA; ), formerly Taipei Adventist Preparatory Academy (TAPA), is a private List of international schools in Taiwan, international high school located in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan. In 2002, Adventist College P ...


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