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TASIS Artists Dream Big at 2024 Spring Arts Festival

This year’s amazing festival included an advanced piano recital, a stunning visual art exhibition, an incredible performing arts showcase, and more!

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This Month at TASIS: April 2024

From Opsahl Global Service Program trips to Thailand and Nepal and the commencement of spring athletic competitions to Elementary School Book Week and IB visual arts exhibitions, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.

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An Unforgettable Journey to Kenya

As part of the pioneering Opsahl Global Service Program, 19 High School students and four faculty chaperones traveled to Muhuru Bay, Kenya, in February.

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2024 Commencement Ceremony

We look forward to celebrating the outstanding Class of 2024 with a Commencement Ceremony in the Palestra at 11:00 on Saturday, May 25!

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64 Nations Represented in TASIS Parade of Flags

TASIS kicked off International Week 2024 on the morning of January 22 with a beautiful Opening Ceremony that included a Parade of Flags, the presentation of Torch Awards, and two excellent musical performances.

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This Year at TASIS

As we turn the calendar to 2024, we offer a look back at some of the many highlights from a great year at TASIS.

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The Future of the TASIS Campus

Learn about the exciting next stage of our Global Village Building Campaign: Collina Alta.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Boarding School

TASIS is at the top of Architectural Digest Magazine’s list of the most striking boarding schools in the world.

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A Record 48 TASIS Students Earn AP Scholar Awards 

TASIS students took 339 Advanced Placement exams this spring and scored a 4 or higher on 49 percent of them. The 48 AP Scholar Awards establishes a new school record.

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TASIS IB Scores Remain More Than Three Points Above World Average

TASIS IB Diploma candidates earned a 100 percent pass rate for the third straight year, with 40 students producing an average score of 33.5 that outpaced the global average by 3.3 points.

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The TASIS Summer Programs

Our programs in Lugano offer students ages 4–17 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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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.

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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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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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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.

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Dare to Dream Big

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

Our History

 

News, Events, & Stories

TASIS At A Glance

67

Nationalities

33.5

Average IB Score

43

Highest IB Score

100%

IB Pass Rate

48

AP Scholars

1st

American Boarding School in Europe

41

Different Spoken Languages

25

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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