奎山中學創建於民國五十二年八月,是一綜合性的從幼稚園起,經小學而至中學的小班制小型實驗學校。創校人王熊慧英教授當時因洞察大班級「養鴨人家」式的惡質教育環境是造成學生問題、青少年犯罪的淵藪,為此開創小班級、少班數的小型學校做教育研究實驗。
王熊慧英教授創建奎山學校做教育研究實驗的動機主要為以下三方面﹕

  1. 教育果效不彰:雖教育發達,但人心險惡敗壞,犯罪層次數量日升,幾與教育程度同步,顯現教育上必有嚴重的缺失。
  2. 小留學生問題:早年有許多父母為免其子女在國內受「惡競」、「惡補」和「惡汰」的教育挫傷,忍痛將其送教於國外。但此種作法既耗外匯又疏離親情,甚至因家居兩地,導致家庭問題叢生,淪為悲悽的「有父母的孤兒」。
  3. 「養鴨」人家之患:因大班級、大學校超過校長、主任、教師人力所及而形成的教育問題甚多,輿論因不便歸咎教育行政首長為就學率「功績」而惡性增班加人,每每以責怪老師而不了了之。但當時各師資培育機構的師資甚多是學有專長的聞人宿耆,並不至於教出那麼多欠佳的學生教師。
    這樣的卸責於老師有失公允,且不能解決問題。因此有需要建立一個班級少、人數少的小型實驗學校來證明教育問題產生之根源。

雖在創校的過程中歷盡艱難,創校人卻仍秉持理想堅持到底,終於民國五十二年與朋友選定了陽明山下的校地,共同攜手籌辦奎山學校。不料友人因故抽身退出,留下創校人胼手胝足,孤軍奮鬥,獨撐高額債務,但她為實現教育理想而無怨無悔!創校人篤信耶和華真神,在債務問題上仰望、依靠神的恩典,神也果真大大賜福奎山學校,創校人之後不僅清償了債務,且在奎山這一塊高舉神的苗圃上,培育出一群允文允武、身心靈均健全發展的孩子。奎山學校至今屹立教育界已過四十寒暑而不墜!


Taipei Kuei Shan School History


Taipei Kuei Shan School, fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in the Republic of China, was established in August 1963 as a small private K-9 school and intended to be an experiment in Taiwan Education. The founder, Professor Hsiong Hui-Ying, believed that the large class size of 40 to 50 students was the root cause of many educational issues such as learning difficulties and misbehaviors. Thus, Taipei Kuei Shan School was conceived as a research project to investigate this hypothesis based on the possible benefits that could be gained from significantly reduced class sizes. Upon the rewarding success of this long-term research, the school continued its commitment to the following educational experiments:

- Biblically-Integrated Education
- Research on Effective Learning and Teaching Methods
- Classical base, All Skills Intensive Language Arts Curriculum
- Integration of Abstract Knowledge and Practical Application
- Connecting with Nature
- Chinese Culturally Appropriate Character Education

The school’s educational practice focuses on our students’ learning needs. Although initially tending to enroll students from families who have a similar educational viewpoint, the school population steadily grew, attracting students from a wide variety of families.

Beginning the fall semester of 2002, a Chinese-English bilingual program was launched starting with the 1st and 2nd grades of that year. Keeping with the Kuei Shan tradition of experimental learning coupled with optimizing student learning, the new bilingual program aimed not only to provide an exceptional English literacy curriculum but to build upon the principles that had served Kuei Shan so well throughout its long history. The Taipei Kuei Shan School has come a long way since 1963 and continues to confront the modernization of the educational field by investigating and reviewing the most recent educational studies. As always, we will continue to strive towards our mission “to protect students’ rights, to educate the whole person, and to produce life-long learners”.