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. During this time TAPA had many successes. One of the most notable was the transition to becoming 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.
After 10 years of service to the students and families of Taipei, TAPA changed its name once again to include a stronger statement of the mission and goals we have for our school in the future. We are excited to share that our name is now The Primacy Collegiate Academy (or “Primacy”), and that our logo has been updated to include symbols that directly relate to our school mission statement as well as incorporate a color the represents the newness of spring: green.
Today, Primacy offers approximately 150 students an enriched, expanding academic program. Our fully-functioning, transition-to-English-fluency training smoothly integrates into a traditional American high school curriculum. As educators, our passion is to provide a holistic, progressive 21st Century educational environment that includes not only academics, but also emphasis on the development of students’ characters through building healthy lifestyles, caring for others, and knowing God. We hope that through their experiences at our school, and opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, our students develop habits that lead to success for them throughout their lives.
**The Primacy Collegiate Academy is an American High School Curriculum, Multilingual, International and Christian learning community environment for young people from different countries, especially for local Taiwan high school students.