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#Institute System

Q: How do I register and how do I check the admission status?

Admissions information will be posted and updated regularly on the institute’s website. We also host orientations for parents at the beginning of each year where we introduce our vision, mission and philosophy.
Our admission process:

  • Register for application on our official website

  • Attend parent orientation

  • Family interview

  • Student experience day

  • Acceptance letter

  • Submit tuition payment

  • Institute submit student information to the Ministry of Education for approval

Q: What is Guandu Hua Wen students’ Student Status?

According to Article 15 of the Implementation Regulations of Non-School Type Experimental Education: The Student Status of students who participate in institutional experimental education shall be placed in a school designated by the Municipal Authority that accepts the application for experimental education, which is Taipei Municipal Guandu Elementary School for our students.


Q: How long are the institute holidays? Will the institute arrange activities during the holidays?

The institute has four long holidays per year: one week of Spring and Autumn Break, six weeks of Summer Break and three weeks of Winter Break. The institute will organize camps, trips, and exchange activities for children to take part in.

#Curriculum and Teaching

Q: Are the subject curriculums based on the curriculums of the Ministry of Education?

Our curriculums cover more than the scope of the Ministry of Education’s syllabi for the year 2019. Incorporating modern educational approaches such as STEAM while strengthening character development, the depth and breadth of the content of the students’ learning will exceed the curriculum of the Ministry of Education through the modularization of students’ learning process and the improvement of learning tools and methods.

Q: Does Guandu Hua Wen Institute provide continuity between primary and secondary education?

The institute will continue to apply for the development of junior and senior high school experimental education. In the near future, graduates from Guandu Hua Wen Institute will be able to enroll directly in our junior and senior high school. With our enriched curriculum, our students will have a significant advantage in applying for schools whether abroad or at home.

Q: How is Guandu Hua Wen Institute preparing its students for higher education?

With a student-centered approach emphasizing on knowledge and character, Guandu Hua Wen Institute’s education aims to develop students’ autonomous learning abilities, enabling our students to acquire a variety of in-depth knowledge and skills in different fields, giving our students high academic competitiveness.

  • Domestic: Our solid teaching, effective learning methods, and rich learning content accelerate students’ learning process and help prepare our students for studying at the next level. Our arts, sports and community service programs can also give our students an advantage when applying for schools.

  • Abroad: In terms of English language abilities, our students are encouraged to complete Cambridge English: Key before leaving primary school, and Cambridge English: Preliminary by the end of junior high school. For our high school students planning to apply for universities abroad, we have an International Program to help our students pursue their studies overseas.

Q: Will our students have homework assignments?

Pre-class lesson preview and after-class review are essential components of our curriculum design. Moderate amount of homework assignments allows us to evaluate and assess students’ progress. Our teachers assign homework that engages a student’s writing and thinking skills. A wide range of diverse assignments including voice and video recording makes learning interesting and fulfilling.

Q: Will there be examinations and class ranking?

The institute does not use grades as the sole criterion for evaluating children. Multiple Assessment Method is used to evaluate our students’ learning outcomes. Summative assessments are conducted twice a semester, with methods such as written and oral exams, reports, presentation, and exhibition; and students are allowed to retake tests.

The institute also has an app with not only communicative functions but also students’ assessment that includes behavioral performance, work outputs, group collaboration, and publication, etc.

Q: What are the arrangements for Physical Education? 

  • There are playground tracks and Hua Wen grassland on the campus. Children can use the break time to do physical activities.

  • We collaborate with professional institutions, where they provide venues, professional coaches and courses designed for our students, such as swimming, cycling, table tennis, soccer, yoga, tennis. Our science class also arrange field trips to develop our students’ fitness.

  • Use adventure time to arrange challenging courses such as bicycle riding, trail climbing, water, etc., to cultivate children' brave and persevering character and endurance.

#Campus Security

Q: What precautions has the institute taken to ensure the students’ safety?

  • Our institute has implemented three protection measures of student check in system, access control system, and professional security personnel, ensuring the safety of our students.

  • A U-shaped turning lane is set at the entrance of the institute, which can be picked up and dropped off in the campus, and the teachers will be dispatched to coordinate.

  • For outdoor lessons, homeroom teachers, assistant teachers, as well as administrative staff will accompany students. If transportation is needed, students and teachers will be insured and we only rent buses under three years old. Vehicle safety inspection and safety drill will also be required.

Q: What are the institute hours?

The institute opens at 7:30 in the morning. Classes start at 8:00 and end at 4:30. Extracurricular activities hours are 4:35 to 6:05 P.M. With our longer institute hours, and rich and diverse lesson contents, there will be no need for after school cram schools, allowing more family time for our students and parents.

Q: What is the institute’s stance on corporal punishment?

Corporal punishment is against our institute policy. While corporal punishment may lead to short-term compliance, studies have shown that it is ineffective over the long-term and leads to negative outcomes. There are many factors that can affect a child’s behavior and we believe they must first be identified through discussion or counseling for students to understand and improve their own behavior.

Q: How can the institute prevent bullying?

In our friendly campus environment, teachers and students respect each other and interact well. At our institute, we pay attention to each student’s character. We allow students to develop naturally, while guiding and helping them with our education system. With our support, bullying behavior is unlikely to develop. Teachers will also observe students closely and should any aggressive behavior occurred, the institute will set up a campus response team to deal with the incident and protect the children from harm.

Q: Does the institute provide transport services?

The institute is conveniently located near Taipei Metro Guandu station.
If parents cannot take your kids to the institute, there are two options:

  • Transport services
    1. The institute will arrange a route, the students will choose pick-up/drop-off location, and the service vehicles and drivers are fixed.
    2. Driving route: The initial arrangement of the moving route is Shilin - Tianmu - Shipai - Beitou - Guandu - Institute. (Other routes will be adjusted according to demand)

  • Parent contract chartered car: The institute provides a list of transportation companies for parents to choose. The service vehicle, driver, and route are fixed, and the APP can be used to track the route.

Q: Do students need to wear uniforms?

Yes, students wear uniforms or P.E. uniforms.


Q: What is a typical day like at Hua Wen?

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