The purpose of this study was to investigate: (1) the differences on academic stress and leisure needs with different demographic variables. (2) the relationship between academic stress and leisure needs. Stratified random sampling and cluster sampling were adopted to collect questionnaires and related information from the Junior High schools in Taipei City. 1440 questionnaires were delivered, and 1181 valid questionnaires were retrieved. Descriptive statistics analysis, T-test, one-way analysis of variance, Canonical correlation analysis and some related statistic data conducting methods were applied to analyze the data. The results were as follows: 1. There were significant differences on academic stress and leisure needs with different gender, grade, parent and instructor's expectations for leisure activity, times for leisure activities and categories of leisure activity. 2. There was a significant correlation between academic stress and leisure needs. Based on the findings of this study, suggestions for actual education settings and future directions were provided.