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How to find your kids schools in Taiwan

 So to follow up on the previous post on how to find nanny or childcare in Taiwan. I've just compiled how I find the following for my kids:

For kids between the ages of 2-6 years old


Comes in either public (公幼), non-profit(非營利幼兒園), contract public (準公共化私幼), or private (私幼) where each one has different price points, how to apply and operating times. 

I consulted these two sites on what the differences are:


Basically, if you look at the graph tables on those two sites, the public, and non-profit ones you'd have to register your child's name into a lottery and see if you get lucky. 

The contract public and private ones you can just directly apply to the kindergarten and have a spot. 

All but the public ones will operate during summer and winter vacation. 

For public ones, the tuition is equal or less than $1000NT for the monthly fee, the non-profit it's $2000NT, for contract public it's $3000NT and the private ones can pretty much charge whatever they want. 

The government has a site that you can check for preschool/kindergartens with information on how many kids are in the school and the prices in your area, but you'll need a friend who knows mandarin to help:

基本資料查詢-全國教保資訊網 (

For kids above age 6, you can either choose the public local school or private school. 

Elementary/Middle school

This is a bit tricky unless you live in Taipei, where they have a site to just type in your address and you can see where your kids will go to school right here:

For New Taipei and other cities you'd have to type in your city, year (Taiwanese), and school district in Chinese


That's New Taipei 2022 school district 

You can also ask your neighbors or your neighborhood leader, who I still haven't found out yet.