National Tainan First Senior High School

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National Tainan First Senior High School
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No. 1, Sec. 1, Mintzu Rd., Tainan City, Taiwan 70145, R.O.C.
Type National Senior High School
Established 1922
School district East District, Tainan
Dean 蔡明輝 張敬川 施明吉 黃立欣 胡秀蘭
Principal 張添唐
Grades 10-12
Number of students 2500 (approximately)
Information 886-6-2371206
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The National Tainan First Senior High School (Chinese: 國立臺南第一高級中學) is a public senior high school in Tainan City, Taiwan. It was established in 1922 and is considered one of the most prestigious high schools in Taiwan,[1] usually only accepting students who rank in the top 3 percentile of the Taiwan Basic Scholastic Test.


The school was established in 1922 by the Governor-General of Taiwan to achieve a Japanese and Taiwanese 'learning together' policy. Tainan Second High School provided high school education for local Taiwanese, while Tainan First High School was for Japanese.

Originally set up as a five-year high school, it was changed to a four-year school in 1943 due to the start of World War II.[2]

After the war, Taiwan was handed to the Republic of China, whose high school system was a 3-3-year one. In 1959, ShinHua Campus was established for senior high school students in ShinHua Township, Tainan County. The campus became independent in 1966 and was renamed to National ShinHua Senior High School. In 1970, Tainan Second High School was renamed to Provincial Tainan First High School.[2]

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  1. ^ Frank Pajares; Timothy C. Urdan (1 January 2003). International Perspectives on Adolescence. IAP. pp. 308–. ISBN 978-1-59311-066-6. 
  2. ^ a b Jody Cletus (October 2011). National Tainan First Senior High School. Plaispublishing. ISBN 978-613-7-82496-2. 
  3. ^ Clifford Coonan (2 January 2013). "Postcard from...Taiwan". The Independent. 
  4. ^ "Ang Lee" (PDF). Chinese American Heroes. 

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Coordinates: 22°59′39″N 120°12′59″E / 22.99417°N 120.21639°E / 22.99417; 120.21639