The Taipei European School (TES) has attracted regional and worldwide attention with its unique model for integrating British, French, German, and High School sections in terms of their curricula, administration, finance, buildings and facilities. The Taipei British School (TBS), Ecole Francaise de Taipei (EFT); and Deutsche Schule Taipei (DST) began around 1990 in response to the needs of expatriate families with young children, living in Taipei. The schools soon realised that there was much to be gained by joining forces to establish a combined European campus. This would allow the schools to share some facilities and resources yet teach their own respective national curricula.
The three school sections have shared campuses since 1992 but the integration model has recently taken a much bigger step to finalise the legal arrangements for a single European entity operating through a non-profit making Foundation. The Taipei European School now comprises the original British, French and German school sections and a High School established in 2002.
Taipei European School is authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to deliver the Diploma programme, and is classed as an IB World School. TES is also a member of FOBISSEA (Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and affiliated to AEFE (Agence pour l'Enseignement Francais a l'Etranger), and BVA-ZfA (Bundesverwaltungsamt-Zentralstelle fuer das Auslandsschulwesen). Taipei European School (TES) also offers a bilingual French / English nursery programme open to children born between 2003 and 2005, holders of a non-Taiwanese passport..