Morrison Academy

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Morrison Academy
(Taichung Campus)
馬禮遜學校 (台中)
Address
136-1, Shui Nan Rd.
Beitun District, Taichung City 40679, Taiwan
Republic of China
Information
Type Private International School
Christian School
Motto "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." -- John 8:32
Established 1952
Superintendent Tim McGill
Chairman Barry Owen
Principal Siebert Myburgh (K-8)
Douglas Bradburn (9-12)
Chaplain Jason Roloff
Faculty 95
Grades K-12
Enrollment 240 high school
76 middle school
138 elementary
Campus Urban
Color(s) Navy Blue and white
Mascot Mustang
Accreditation ACSI, WASC
Newspaper Echo
Yearbook Morrisonian
Phone +886-4-2292-1171
Website

Morrison Academy (Chinese: 馬禮遜學校; Wade–Giles: Ma-li-hsün Hsüeh-hsiao; Hanyu Pinyin: Mălĭxùn Xuéxiào; literally: Morrison School) is an international Christian school in Taiwan with campuses in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung. It was established in 1952 to educate students in a distinctively Christian environment with a quality American education. Instruction is in English and is college preparatory in focus. Morrison Academy was founded in Taichung, where one of the campuses is located, but additional campuses are now located in Taipei (Morrison Academy Taipei) and Kaohsiung (Morrison Academy Kaohsiung). Satellite campuses have also existed island-wide throughout the years.

Established in 1952 to serve the needs of missionary kids, Morrison Academy has attracted a large number of business children. The Taichung campus is currently the largest international school in Taichung and the largest Christian school in the country of Taiwan. The school is recognized by Taiwan as an international school and is restricted from accepting Taiwanese who do not possess a foreign passport.

Graduates from Morrison Academy often attend North American colleges and universities. A wide range of countries is represented in the faculty and the student body. However, the teachers and the students primarily come from the United States and Canada.

Morrison Academy Taichung[edit]

The old entrance to Morrison Academy
Lower Gym, Morrison Academy
Elementary Soccer Field, Morrison Academy
Moon Gate and Entrance to old dorms, Morrison Academy
Science Building, Morrison Academy
The Plaza, Morrison Academy

Morrison Academy Taichung is located in the Beitun District of Taichung.

Dorms[edit]

Morrison Academy has established boarding homes on the Taichung campus which house 4-12 boys and 4-12 girls in separate wings of three facilities. The students may range in age from students who are in the 7th through the 12th grades. A married couple resides in each unit to serve as boarding home parents.

Student body[edit]

Currently, the Taichung campus accommodates about 460 students. The school is subdivided into three schools in accordance to the American school system: Elementary School (Kindergarten to Fifth Grade), Middle School (Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade), and High School (Ninth Grade to Twelfth Grade).

High school enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is 226 from 23 countries, predominantly the U.S. and Canada. Children of missionaries and Christian church workers comprise 47% of the student body and 53% are from business families. Nearly 20% of our students board in campus dorms or with community families. Of the 66 members of the class of 2017, ten nations are represented: the U.S., Canada, Korea, Australia, Japan, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Ecuador. There are 69 students in the junior class, 49 in the sophomore class, and 40 in the freshman class.

Academics[edit]

Morrison Academy describes its academics as thus:

"Because Morrison is a Christian school, a Christian worldview is integrated into all areas of the American-based curriculum. Bible class and weekly chapel attendance are required for all students. Instruction is in English and is college preparatory in focus. The school year for students extends from mid-August to the first week of June, for a total of 180 instructional days."

AP Courses:

AP Biology AP Calculus AB AP English Literature/Composition AP U.S. History AP Statistics AP Chemistry

Co-curricular Activities[edit]

Morrison provides a wide array of co-curricular and extracurricular activities to develop individual student interest and abilities. At Morrison, students can choose to participate in music, drama, art, yearbook, MUN, Student government, and various clubs.

Athletics[edit]

Morrison's athletic program is well established with over 55 years of experience. Morrison offers its students the opportunity to play in many sports at both the Middle School and High School levels.

Men

Women

All Morrison Varsity athletic teams compete internationally at Asian Christian Schools Conference (ACSC) tournaments against other Christian schools in East Asia.

Middle school students at Morrison Academy are divided into three teams (A,B, and C division) according to grade level. At the conclusion of each season, middle school students at Morrison Academy compete against teams from other international schools in Taiwan in TISSA tournaments hosted at various international schools in the country.

Morrison Academy Taipei (Bethany)[edit]

Morrison Academy Taipei Campus
(Bethany)
馬禮遜伯大尼美國學校
Address
97, Section 3, Ting Zhou Rd.
Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10090
Republic of China
Information
Type Private International School
Christian School
Motto "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." -- John 8:32
Established 1961
Superintendent Tim McGill
Principal Susanna Myburgh
Faculty 35
Grades K-9
Number of students 200
Campus Urban
Mascot Bronco
Accreditation ACSI, WASC
Yearbook Broncollenium
Phone +886-2-2365-9691
Website
Morrison Academy Bethany Campus

The Taipei Campus of Morrison Academy was founded in 1961 under the name of Bethany Christian School. When the school joined the Morrison Christian Association in 1967, it was incorporated into the Morrison System. Morrison Academy Bethany offers expatriates residing in Taipei a quality Morrison education from Kindergarten to Ninth Grade, and is currently accredited through two internationally recognized accreditation associations - The Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Campus[edit]

Located in Downtown Taipei, situated right next to the China Evangelical Seminary, the campus is at the heart of Taipei City. Morrison Taipei (Bethany) is right next to the MRT Taipower Building Station of the Xindian Line of the Taipei Metro. National Taiwan University, the most prestigious center of higher learning in Taiwan, is 5 minutes away by foot from Bethany.

Student body[edit]

The K-9 enrollment at Morrison Academy Taipei (Bethany) is about 200. The faculty to student ratio is about 1:7.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Sports

Middle School teams compete in island-wide TISSA tournaments in the following sports:

Music

The music program consisting of:

Morrison Academy Kaohsiung[edit]

Morrison Academy Kaohsiung
(Kaohsiung Campus)
馬禮遜高雄美國學校
Address
42 Chia Cheng Rd.
Dashe Hsiang, Kaohsiung District 81546, Taiwan
Republic of China
Information
Type Private International School
Christian School
Motto "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." -- John 8:32
Established 1974
Superintendent Tim McGill
Principal Joseph Torgerson
Faculty 40
Grades K-12
Number of students 213
Campus Suburb
Mascot Shark
Accreditation ACSI, WASC
Phone +886-7-356-1190
Website
Front façade at Morrison Academy Kaohsiung

Morrison Academy Kaohsiung (MAK) is an American International School that was founded in 1974 to serve missionary and business families working in the southern part of Taiwan. As of August 2015, Morrison Academy Kaohsiung offers children with foreign passports residing in Kaohsiung, Tainan, and Pingtung a quality academic education from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. MAK is currently accredited through two internationally recognized accreditation associations - The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Campus[edit]

Following its establishment, the campus has moved twice. The current MAK campus is located in Dashe District, a suburban district of Kaohsiung City, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Kaohsiung. It is also strategically located to serve students in Tainan and Pingtung. The campus was built in 2000 on land leased from the Taiwan Sugar Corporation.

MAK facilities include:

  • 20 classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and LCD projectors
  • a music room ready for band and choir
  • a library with a full complement of English books
  • a computer lab and multi-media lab
  • a science lab
  • an air-conditioned, indoor gymnasium
  • an outdoor basketball/tennis court
  • two soccer fields
  • a 300-meter rubber-surfaced track
  • a weight-room
  • a covered play area
  • dedicated high school building

Student body[edit]

The 2015-16 school year K-12 enrollment at MAK is about 252. The faculty to student ratio is about 1:7.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Sports

MAK students participates in island-wide tournaments of the following sports:

Music

MAK has a music program consisting of:

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