Dominican International School Kaohsiung is a Catholic, private, and English-medium school that is governed by the Dominican Sisters. The Sisters are members of the Institute of the Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic, a congregation of Spanish origin with the Motherhouse in Rome, Italy, and the Provincialate House located in Manila, Philippines.

April 30, 1966

Dominican Kindergarten School in Kaohsiung was established to educate U.S. military dependents.

June 10, 1967

Inauguration of the new building which also houses the community and Novitiate; blessed by Msgr. Joseph Capri°, Apostolic Pro-nuncio to China.


A team of American superintendents from Washington D.C. arrived, evaluated, and approved of qualification of the teachers, quality of curriculum, pedagogy, and textbooks in educating American dependents. Dominican School became a U.S. Department of Defense (D.O.D.) school.

April 1979

After the withdrawal of the American Forces from Taiwan, Dominican School became Dominican International School. The modified American curriculum remained in place to serve children from all nationalities.

April 1985

Golden Jubilee of the Canonical Erection of the Congregation was held at Dominican School, Kaohsiung.

August 2014

Opened Middle school program with grade 7 and 8.

October 25, 2014

Celebration  and Concert: The 60th Foundation Anniversary of Dominican International School Kaohsiung

May 2015

First graduates from Grade 8 Middle School program .

October 2017

WASC initial visit and review.

May 2018

Dominican Community present plan and criteria for WASC  accreditation.

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