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Academic Year Opens With 684 Students from 57 Nations

Learn about the size of each division, the number of students who are new to TASIS, which nations are represented, which languages are spoken, and more.

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Our Opening Plan

Read about how we plan to start the 2021–2022 academic year.

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This Summer at TASIS: 2021

From windsurfing on Lake Lugano and exploring Switzerland’s beauty to developing new skills and making lasting friendships, we take a photo-driven look at this past summer at TASIS.

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TASIS Students Raise the Bar on 2021 AP Exams

TASIS students scored a 4 or higher on 64 percent of the 196 Advanced Placement exams they took this spring, and 37 students earned AP Scholar Awards.

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TASIS IB Scores on the Rise Once Again

Eight TASIS students scored 40 or more points on the May 2021 IB exams, and the average score posted by the 44 students who earned an IB Diploma was 35—2 points above the 2021 worldwide average. 

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2021 Commencement Ceremony

We celebrated the outstanding Class of 2021 with a private Commencement Ceremony in the Palestra at 11:00 on the morning of May 29.

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A Strategic Update from the Headmaster

Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff provides a detailed overview of all the work the School has been doing in pursuit of the goals outlined in the TASIS Strategic Plan.

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A Day With Kindergarten

Take an inside look at a typical Friday for a Kindergarten student in the TASIS Elementary School. .

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A Day With Grade 6

We offer an inside look at a typical Monday for a sixth-grade student in the TASIS Middle School.

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Influential Report Endorses the TASIS Approach

A new longitudinal study published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute underscores the ideas put forth by Professor E.D. Hirsch—the inspiration behind the TASIS Elementary School’s Core Knowledge Curriculum Series—more than three decades ago.

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Create Your Masterpiece

Becoming an artist is about discovering and nurturing talent. TASIS provides a rich and varied curriculum that encourages students to find their own voice no matter what the discipline.

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Food at TASIS

TASIS offers a variety of dining options

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Join the Team

TASIS offers competitive teams for boys and girls at the varsity and junior varsity levels. Our teams travel to competitions throughout Switzerland and Europe

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The Boarding Experience

Six dormitory proctors discuss what life is like as a boarding student. 

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TASIS Inspires

“We are blessed indeed, each and every one of us, to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.”  -M. Crist Fleming, 2003

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Come Grow With Us

TASIS Elementary School offers the best of global education: the Core Knowledge Curriculum, Europe on its doorstep, and classmates from more than 20 countries.

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Build a Better World

The TASIS Global Service Program awakens students to humanitarian needs, inspires them to build enduring relationships, and leads them toward a life of active citizenship and committed service.

Service in Action

Explore Europe

TASIS pioneered the concept of academic travel in 1956. Our students have been exploring Europe ever since.

Discover Europe

Dare to Dream Big

Add your own chapter to the storied history of Europe’s first American boarding school.

Our History

 

Become a World Citizen

TASIS students flourish when they join a vibrant global community of students who represent more than 60 nations and speak more than 30 languages.

Meet Our Community

The TASIS Summer Programs

Our programs in Lugano offer students ages 4½–18 exciting, dynamic programs that take advantage of our location in the heart of Europe. Students can focus on languages, sports programs, the arts, and more!

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News, Events, & Stories

TASIS At A Glance

60

Nationalities

35

Average IB Score

44

Highest IB Score

100%

IB Pass Rate

37

AP Scholars

1st

American Boarding School in Europe

42

Different Spoken Languages

25

Buildings Make Up Our Global Village

What sets us apart

Spirit of Adventure

We place a great deal of emphasis on teaching physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, offering a variety of adventure trips and varsity and recreational sports. Students leave TASIS with a heightened appreciation for the outdoors and an understanding of what it takes to succeed in challenging environments.

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Vibrant global community

Our student body represents more than 60 nations and speaks more than 30 languages. The TASIS experience unlocks the unique potential of every student and produces what M. Crist Fleming called "international human beings—men and women who are capable of moving easily in any society and any civilization on the face of the earth."

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Courage to dream big

From its founding in 1956 to her passing in 2009, M. Crist Fleming cited TASIS as the fulfillment of her dreams and encouraged students to follow their own—to dream big enough and bold enough to lead a life of consequence and make the world "a better place in small and large ways for all the humans who inhabit it."

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Inspired artists

Our many talented artists are inspired by a majestic natural setting and enjoy access to a robust Fine Arts curriculum that includes more than 20 High School classes in Visual Arts, Music, and Drama, ranging from introductory courses in Photography to IB and AP offerings in Theatre, Architecture, and Drawing & Painting.

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Outstanding faculty

TASIS is known for attracting educators who are adventurous, driven, and enthusiastic, and more than 70 percent of our faculty hold advanced degrees. We are proud to employ gifted, passionate teachers who encourage intellectual curiosity and demand the most from their students.

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Service on a Global Scale
Service Learning is an important part of a TASIS education. Elementary and Middle School students learn about the benefits of serving others, while our High School students participate in our Global Service Program, where students experience firsthand the impact of serving others around the world.
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Recent Graduates

Tradition and Excellence Since 1956

TASIS Then and Now

See how the TASIS campus has changed over the last six decades with this collection of images showing various buildings around our beautiful campus. The interactive slides allow you to compare an overlay of the current view with the photograph from our archives.

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