TES is split up in several ways. There is the lower campus, near ZhiShan Metro station, and there is the upper campus, up on Yang Ming Shan. There are the British, German, and French sections. The British section is the largest, and the lower campus now covers Infants “nursery” through “Year 6” (what USA or Taiwan would call 5th grade). “Year 7” and up students move from to the upper campus, and for H1 - H4 (“high school”) the 3 nationalities all merge as well, with many students electing to take the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
In 2014 I estimate approximately 1380 students enrolled across all 14 years, 3 country groups, and 2 campuses. Many are Taiwanese children who also hold a foreign passport.
Approximately 80 faculty
The tuition varies by grade and by country, and can be found here taipeieuropeanschool.com/page.php?page_id=19
As a ballpark, for the British Section, 2013-2014 fees would break down approximately as follows.
Year 1 - 6 NT$399,000 per year
Additional Mandatory Costs
Registration Fee NT$50,000
Capital Development Fee (per annum) NT$60,000 (discount for 2nd and 3rd child)
Thus for example if you sent your child to Year 2 (“1st grade”) grade at TES starting in September 2014 your total cost would be 399,000+50,000+60,000 or about $16,700 USD and change. TES also offers additional support in English language (EAL) and Special Education Needs (SEN) when required, and charges for it appropriately.
Again, Taipei European School has 4 sections: British, French, German, and High School. They share facilities. You don’t have to be French or German or British to apply to either sub-school. In fact many of the students are from Taiwan. You do have to present a non-Taiwan passport for your child, by Taiwan law. The tuition is different across these sections, so the above is just one example, visit their website for full details.
At the time of this post, I understand the British section is full at many grade levels. The smaller but active French and German sections are actively seeking to expand with more students. As a parent, I would talk to all 4 alternatives (TAS, and then talk to each sub-section of TES) in choosing a school.
The national sub-schools merge at the High School level, where most take the International Baccalaureate program (somewhat analogous to AP or A-levels). For further explanation, see taipeieuropeanschool.com/ The upper campus is up on Yang Ming Shan mountain, and is embarking on construction and expansion. The lower campus is near Zhi Shan metro stop (and surrounded by government buildings under construction).