We plan to move to Taiwan from California in the next year or two with our children, who are currently ages 4 and 5. We would like to enroll them in public school and have appreciated all the advice we’ve seen on this forum. Our children would be going into the school with very minimal Chinese language ability. We are looking at the following schools currently and would appreciate any insight on/experience with these schools, particularly whether they are welcoming to foreign students and their support for CSL students.
Yilan Schools (we are thinking of living in Yilan to be have better air quality, access to the outdoors and coast, etc.):
Humanity Primary School - 人文國中小
Ci-Xin Waldorf School - 慈心華德福教育實驗高級中等學校
Sanzhi Schools (we may be able to live in my aunt’s house in Sanzhi, which are closest to these 2 schools):
Henshan Elementary School - 橫山國小
Sanzhi Guomin Elementary School - 新北市三芝區三芝國民小學
Taipei Schools (if we stay in Taipei, this is the school closest to my relatives and where their children attend school):
- Jian An Elementary School - 建安國小
Finally, I plan to set up some school visits when I go to Taiwan in September. Are schools usually pretty open to having foreigners visit the campus? Do you have any advice on what to look out for and what to ask during the visits (other than the obvious questions about the enrollment process and CSL support)?