The Primacy Collegiate Academy

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The Primacy Collegiate Academy
99 Meide Street,
Shilin District Taipei City 11159
Taiwan (Republic of China)
Type Private Church Affiliated
Denomination Seventh-day Adventist
Established 2002
Principal Steven L. Adams
Grades 9 – 12
Enrollment 150+ Students
Education system American educational system
Language English
Accreditation Atlanta Adventist Academy (AAA) / Griggs International Academy

The Primacy Collegiate Academy (Chinese: 卓越大學先修學院; abbreviation TPCA), formerly Taipei Adventist Preparatory Academy (abbreviation TAPA), is a private international high school located in the Shihlin District of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In 2002, Adventist College Preparatory Center (ACPC) was founded with the purpose of providing part-time English-language tutoring for high school students and college-placement assistance for students interested in attending English-speaking universities. During the first year, the school provided tutoring to 30 students and college-placement to 6 students. Throughout the following years, the student population increased and, in 2005, the English-language training was eventually integrated into an American curriculum high school. In 2005, the Academy had its first high school graduates—a class of three. In the fall of 2005, ACPC changed its name to Taipei Adventist Preparatory Academy or more commonly known as TAPA.

The Taipei Adventist Preparatory Academy continued to grow throughout the years until in 2012, it reached over 150 students.


The Primacy Collegiate Academy follows the American educational system designated for private schools. It affiliated with Atlanta Adventist Academy in Atlanta, Georgia (AAA) and Griggs International Academy in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Through these affiliations, Primacy students are issued American high school transcripts and diplomas that are recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and are accepted by western colleges and universities.

In addition to enriched academic standards, we participated in our Initial Accreditation Visit from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in May 2013.

1:1 iPad Program[edit]

The former Taipei Adventist Preparatory Academy first transited into a 1:1 iPad school in the fall of 2011; the first in the Seventh-day Adventist school system (of over 7800 schools world-wide) and the first in Taiwan.

In an effort to provide its students a truly 21st century learning experience, The Primacy Collegiate Academy has turned much of its attention towards incorporating state-of-the-art technology into daily student learning. All students and teachers utilize iPads for textbooks, note-taking, homework, communication, and so much more. With iPads and campus-wide Wifi, students can research the world around them, enhancing their educations with tools like:

  • Google Apps
  • Renweb
  • Evernote
  • GoodReader
  • Dropbox
  • Moodle Mobile

In addition to having iPads, Primacy has both a PC lab and a Mac lab to serve its student population with higher-end computing platforms. Whether it be through utilizing iPads to email teachers with questions, completing sophisticated video projects on the iMacs, or collaborating with cloud-based resources, Primacy students have a unique opportunity to attend a school that puts a focus on incorporating technology into all we do.

Notable people[edit]

李玉璽, Class of 2011 - Musician

蔣友青, Class of 2010

Rima Zeidan, Class of 2009 – Television presenter

Dacie Chao 趙岱新, Class of 2009 - Journalist

See also[edit]