Dear HAS Community,

I am extremely excited about the 2021-2022 school year, as well as moving forward in the future. We have a number of excellent new teachers, and I’m excited about the new students joining our school. Not only is this our 17th year, the school continues to undergo steady improvement in the areas of instruction, extra-curricular activities, and facilities. I am certain this will be one of the best years in the history of the Hsinchu American School.

We just completed our WASC accreditation visit this past spring, and we received a full six-year reaccreditation term.. We are all proud of this outcome and how it has provided us a mechanism for continual school improvement.

We are also excited here at HAS about continuing to build and improve our lower elementary grades. We have an excellent returning staff of highly motivated elementary homeroom teachers who will continue to bring a great deal of excitement and energy to the continuing design and creation of this program.

The school opened our new dormitory last fall. This has allowed students outside the greater Hsinchu area to attend our school and experience a great international educational program.

The Hsinchu American School has a great future ahead of us. I wish to thank all the parents, students, staff, and teachers who make our school special.



Darin L. Murphy

Superintendent/Head of School