National Experimental High School

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National Experimental High School At Science Based Industrial Park
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Sincere, Steadfast, Innovative, Transcending
誠懇、踏實、創新、超越 (Chinese)
No.300, Chieh-Shou Rd.
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Republic of China
Coordinates Coordinates: 24°46′38.01″N 121°1′2.56″E / 24.7772250°N 121.0173778°E / 24.7772250; 121.0173778
School type National High School, Elementary School, Kindergarten
Established 1983
Principal Christine Huang

National Experimental High School At Science Based Industrial Park (NEHS), situated near the Hsinchu Science Park, is a public, coeducational school (pre-primary-12). Founded in August 1983, the school was proposed by the founder of the Science Park Kwoh-Ting Li. NEHS is administered by the Ministry of Education, National Science Council and the Science Park Administration. With the exception of the rigorous "Advanced Math and Science Class" of the Senior High School department, NEHS only admits children of employees of private enterprises in the Science Park, government organizations, the Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Chiao Tung University, and National Tsing Hua University. In 2009, the school adjusted qualification and number of enrollment in response to the national decline of birth rate and to late-2000s financial crisis (which impacts the employment status of parents working in the Science Park).[1]

International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park (IBSH), formerly known as the Bilingual Department, is affiliated with NEHS and provides a rigorous American-style curriculum supplemented with a mandatory Mandarin Chinese language program in addition to other national education requirements dictated by the Taiwanese government. IBSH is located on the same campus as NEHS.


The school is in residential district of "Phase I" of Hsinchu Science Park, on its eastern border with "Phase III."[2] The school is about 5-km south-east from Hsinchu Station, the center of the downtown of Hsinchu City. The school is also close to the Hsinchu city's eastern border with Zhudong, Hsinchu county.[3] It is built on a westward slope.

Lake Placid (also called "Artificial Lake", a pond built by the Science Park) is in the northwest of the school, next to its field and track ground. In the west of the school is the Jinshan Temple, first built by Chinese settlers in 1853, renovated in 1889, preserved as class three historic site in 1986, and renovated in 1991.[4][5] The temple is the center of a broader historic region called "Jinshan Mian" including today's Science Park. Jinshan Mian (Chinese: 金山面; pinyin: Jinshanmian, also written as "Kin-San-Mian") was named and developed by Hakka and Hokkien settler organization in late 18th Century. Before the development this region was a mountainous buffer between Chinese immigrant territory in the west and aboriginal territory in the east.[5][6][7] Further west is the residential district of the Science Park, where many students live.

In the south-west and the south is the industrial district of the Science Park, where many parents of the students work.

In the east of the school, before its main entrance and across Jieshou Road, is the "Jinshan Road area". This is a grid-planned area with Jinshan Road as its main street. It is a residential and commercial district developed by the Science Park in late 1990s to accommodate houses relocated by "Phase III" development of the park. There are many restaurants located in this area.[6]

In the north of the school (along the Jieshou Road) is Guandong Police Station. Further north is the World Senior Highschool. Further north is the northern end of Jieshou Road (Chinese: 介壽; pinyin: Jieshou; Wade–Giles: Chieh-shou) which connects to Guangfu Road (Chinese: 光復; pinyin: Guangfu; Wade–Giles: Kuang-fu), a main east-west artery of Hsinchu City. This section of Guangfu Road is known as "Guandong Bridge" (Chinese: 關東橋; pinyin: Guandong qiao[7]), which is also a commercial district thriving on the Science Park. There are stations of Hsinchu City Bus and many students take bus from here to go west to the downtown or go east to Hsinchu county.


  • March 23, 1982--Kwoh-Ting Li, the then Minister of the Executive Yuan, chaired a special meeting, during which the proposal of establishing National Experimental High School at the Science-based Industrial Park was formally approved by representatives from the Ministry of Education, National Science Council, academic and research institutions, as well as universities in the neighborhood of the Science Park.
  • August 1983—National Experimental High School at the Science-based Industrial Park was formally founded. Deputy Director Ning-Ruo Chu of Park Administration served concurrently as the first principal of the school. The first enrollments included one senior high class, three junior high classes, and three bilingual classes with one kindergarten class.
  • March 1, 1984—The Ministry of Education appointed Yu-Cheng Chang as the second principal to replace Ning-Ruo Chu who had resigned. The Elementary Department was established in August the same year.
  • September 1988—Principal Yu-Cheng Chang's resignation was approved. I-Ming Chiu was then appointed by the Ministry of Education as the third principal. After Chiu retired in February 1995, Dean of Academic Affairs Hsiao-Yin Tai served as acting principal.
  • July 1995—A committee made up of representatives from the Ministry of Education and the National Science Council, as well as scholars, parents, and teachers, elected Dr. Li-Ming Tai as the fourth principal through an open process, which was the first case of its kind in this country.
  • September 2003---Principal Li-Ming Tai's term ended, Dr. Wu Rong-Fong elected as principal.
  • September 2009--- Dean of the Bilingual Department, Dr. Christine Huang appointed as principal.

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  1. ^ 洪美秀 (2009-04-07). 家長質疑 實中國小部「變相減班」. Liberty Times (in Chinese). Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Hsinchu Science Park (PDF) (Map) (in Chinese and English). Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park Administration. 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  3. ^ HSINCHU CITY (Flash) (Map). 1:15,000 (in Chinese and English (English translation of the place names in the map is based on the "Principle of Place Names Translation" published by Ministry of Interior on December 30 and 2003.)). Cartography by 2°TM, Transverse Mercator Projection, Central Meridian 121°E. Ministry of Interior. 2007-05. Keyuan Vlg. inset. § 4H. ISBN 978-986-01-0422-6. Retrieved 2011-06-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help) This map cannot be directly linked. See "Hsinchu City" -> "East District" in the menu.
  4. ^ Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu City. 新竹金山寺. Encyclopedia of Taiwan (in Chinese). Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan, ROC (Taiwan). Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Ying-you Ho and others (2000). "Historical Sites". Knowing Kin-San-Mian. 2001 Taiwan Schools Cyberfair. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  (This webpage is written by Ho, a teacher from the elementary department, and some of her students. This is written before Taiwan Geographical Name Information System, and many names are transliterated or translated in irregular forms.)
  6. ^ a b 吳慶杰 (2003). 尋找金山面的記憶-體驗科學園區的深度之旅 [Looking for memories of Jinshanmian: Deep Travel of the Science Park]. 竹塹文獻雜誌 [Hsinchu City Archives Quarterly] (in Chinese) (Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu City Government) (26). Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  7. ^ a b 金山面 [Jinshanmian]. Taiwan Geographical Name Information System (in Chinese). Ministry of Interior, Executive Yuan, ROC (Taiwan). Retrieved 11 June 2011. 

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