The Primacy Collegiate Academy

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.

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