National Hsinchu Senior High School

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National Hsinchu First Senior High School
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Honesty, Wisdom, the Glorious Health and Perseverance
No.36, Xue-Fu Rd., Hsinchu City, Taiwan, Republic of China
Type National High School
Established 1922
Principal Ming-Wen Hsu 許明文
Enrollment Male:2100/Female:120
Area 9.47 ha (23.4 acres)

National Hsinchu Senior High School (國立新竹高級中學) is a high school in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. Student enrollment averages around 2200. Along with the National Hsinchu Girls' High School, it is considered the top-ranked secondary school in the Taiwan region. The school is best known for its enduring music and athletic tradition. Internationally, it is known as the alma mater of the Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Yuan T. Lee.

Led by the prominent educator Xin Zhi-ping (辛志平), the school serves as a model for well-rounded education in Taiwan.

Although traditionally an all-boy institution, National Hsinchu Senior High School started admitting females into the music program in 1998.


HCHS, originally called Hsinchu County Hsinchu High School, was established on April 1, 1922. After World War II in 1945, it was renamed Taiwan Provincial Hsinchu High School. In July 1968, after compulsory education was extended to nine years, it was renamed Taiwan Provincial Hsinchu Senior High School, and on February 1, 2000, renamed National Hsinchu Senior High School.

After the restoration in 1945, HCHS was a six-year high school, with a three-year Junior and a three-year Senior High division. However, the junior high division was suspended in 1957. In 1987, HCHS was directed to set up a math and science gifted class, 1998 a music-gifted class, and in 2004 a language and literature gifted class.

Student activities[edit]

HCHS has been known as a school with a variety of clubs. More than 100 students' clubs offer a wide range of extracurricular activities. Other activities such as school fair, winter and summer camps, concerts of all types, and field trips are held annually with the purpose of making teaching/learning more diversified and for helping student interests and living skills. In addition, HCHS has been cooperating with others to host inter-school activities.

Beyond that, HCHS holds a sports meet, a swimming contest, a marathon race of 5.6 km in Eighteen Peaks Mountain and an interclass choir contest: every student is required to participate. Numerous brilliant graduates were educated into well-rounded people in this way.

The current student leader is Yang Han.

Buildings and facilities[edit]

HCHS covers an area of 10 hectares, well equipped with a students' activity center, gym, swimming pool, athletic field and sport courts. Besides, in buildings for teaching, such as Building of Science, Building of Arts and Crafts, and Resource Building, there are Science Lab, Home Economics Classroom, Automatized Lab for Life and Technology program, Art Classroom and Music Classroom, Computer Classroom and Multimedia Language Classroom. On the campus are male and female dormitories to house students living far away.

The Concert Hall in the Music Building is the best of all among the high schools in Taiwan. It is open to the public to rent as well. The library, equipped with a shelf of local information, is open to the public.


Every year, students participate in international science exhibitions and are constant winners in international Olympic Games for science.

The musical clubs such as the choir, the brass band, the harmonica club and the Chinese music club have a long history. They attend national musical contests and win many prizes every year.

Achievement of the Provincial Choir Competition[edit]

  • From 1960 to 1968, HCHS got every year's championship of the provincial choir competition.
  • 1970, HCHS got the championship again.
  • 1971, for HCHS had got 10 years' championship until 1970, the Ministry of Education claimed that HCHS would perform for pre-competition example, but wouldn't be allowed to participate in the competition.

Distinguished teachers[edit]

Distinguished Alumni[edit]


  • Upon the award of Nobel Prize in 1986, Yuan T. Lee replicated the Nobel Prize medal and donated it to the school, due to his appreciation its influence on him.
  • Like many other historic high schools, the library holds Japanese collections that date back to the Japanese period.

Sisterly relationship[edit]


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