Dear HAS Community,

I am extremely excited about the 2020-2021 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 16th 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 are currently entering the 6th year of our WASC accreditation period and are looking forward to our next full visit this coming spring. Gaining full accreditation was an arduous process, but we are all proud of the outcome and how it has provided us a mechanism for continual school improvement.


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

The school is also opening our new dormitory this fall. This will allow 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