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This Month at TASIS: November 2021

From Academic Travel across Europe and experiential learning on campus to first-rate performing arts shows and impressive athletic achievements, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.

Review the Month

Rise to the Challenge

Each fall, TASIS students have the opportunity to trek to a remote Alpine hut, abseil from a bridge, and scale climbing walls as part of the Outward Bound trip in Baad, Austria.

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Swiss Adventures

Middle School students enjoyed a classic Swiss experience in Gstaad in early November.

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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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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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A Day With Kindergarten

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


A Day With Grade 6

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


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.


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

Be Inspired

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




Average IB Score


Highest IB Score


IB Pass Rate


AP Scholars


American Boarding School in Europe


Different Spoken Languages


Buildings Make Up Our Global Village

What sets us apart

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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