Taipei Fuhsing Private School provides its students with two different college-preparatory curricula, both rigorous, structured, and demanding.
Bilingual Division classes:
- Curriculum: In the Bilingual Division, four core courses, English, math, social studies and science, follow the curriculum standards of the US education system, while the other courses follow those of the Taiwan education system. Though the high-school system in Taiwan only includes Grades 10 to 12, all Fuhsing Bilingual Division students take US high-school-level courses, starting in Grade 9.
- AP/Honors Courses: To provide students more rigorous and advanced academic learning experience, the Bilingual Division offer AP/Honors courses in English, math, social studies and science for students whose grades meet the requirement.
*The Bilingual Division offer 15 AP courses and 5 Honors courses this year. The AP courses include AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Literature, AP Calculus BC, AP US History, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP Human Geography, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Studio Art-Drawing, AP Studio Art-2D Design, and 3 new AP courses this year: AP World History, AP Computer Science, AP Studio Art-3D Design.
*A student in the class of 2019 may take up to 9 AP courses and 6 Honors courses from Grades 10 to 12.
- Featured Courses: We highly value Chinese culture, so all Bilingual Division students must take Chinese literature and studies, learn one traditional Chinese musical instrument, Chinese calligraphy, and Chinese painting.
- College Attendance: 100% of graduates from the Bilingual Division have entered universities abroad.
Local Division classes:
- Curriculum: The Local Division follows the Grades 7-12 curriculum standards promulgated by the Taiwan Ministry of Education. From Grades 10 to 12, the core courses all students must take are Chinese, math, English, social studies, and science; other courses are music, art, PE, and elective courses.
- Course Difficulty: The Local Division does not offer AP/Honors courses; however, the math and science curricula are as rigorous and structured as those of Honors courses in the Bilingual Division. The 3-year math classes include Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Probability, Functions, Calculus, and Trigonometry. All students need to take 3 science courses (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) every year.
- Differentiation of Students’ Interest: At the beginning of the second semester, all Grade 10 students must decide whether to take Social-Studies Track or Science Track. Those who take Social- Studies Track may take social studies classes for up to 15 periods per week, while students taking Science Track may take science classes up to 17 periods per week.
- Elective Courses: In Grades 10 and 11, the Local Division offers a variety of elective courses for students. Each semester, a student must take one elective class in English, and one in Chinese. Each class meets 2 periods per week. Class topics vary every semester and have included World Travel, Psychology, Public Speaking, Web Application Design, Drama, Biology Research, Chemistry in Film, School Magazine, Stories in Taiwan, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
- College Attendance: About 90% of local students attend universities in Taiwan, and 10% of students attend universities in Hong Kong, Japan, China and the US.
Outdoor Education Courses:
All Fuhsing students must take outdoor education classes, a distinctive Fuhsing tradition. All outdoor classes are designed to cultivate outstanding future leaders, who are willing to challenge their potentials, to develop problem-solving skills, and to face unexpected difficulties with confidence.
Co-Curricular Opportunities & Service:
Fuhsing students participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities, including student clubs, musicals, sports, student publications, and regional/ national/international competitions. All Grade 10 students must attend a four-day volunteer service in the mountains for the aboriginal elementary students. All Grade 11 students must climb northern Taiwan’s Snow Mountain (Xue Shan—3884m high) as preparation for adulthood.