From the Spring Arts Festival, Academic Travel trips, and faculty celebrations to final exams, awards ceremonies, and Graduation Week events, we offer a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
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With help from an exceptional faculty and first-rate College Counseling Office, all TASIS students who plan to attend university have successfully found a new home for next year—and more offers will be arriving in the coming weeks. Learn which schools our students have been accepted to so far.
Fourteen members of TASIS The American School in Switzerland's 67th graduating class earned special recognition at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Learn about this year's recipients.
The American School in Switzerland held its 67th Commencement Ceremony in the Palestra on the morning of May 27. Watch the full ceremony, learn about the graduates, see a full list of university acceptances, and find links to photo galleries from Graduation Week.
Highlights from this year’s Senior Banquet included inspiring speeches from five members of the Class of 2023, poignant remarks from Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff, and an excellent musical performance.
This year’s festival included two musicals, a piano recital, a visual art exhibition, and a spectacular performing arts showcase at Palazzo dei Congressi that involved more than 150 singers, players, actors, and dancers from the TASIS community. See video recordings, photo galleries, and a 3D scan of all the artwork.
Our latest edition features stories about alumni in the worlds of sports, film, podcasting, books, and more.
Each spring the TASIS High School Faculty recognizes three students in grade 11 who have compiled an exemplary service record. Learn about this year's recipients.
Head of High School Academics Dr. Mark Abisi has announced that six students from the Class of 2024 have been inducted to the TASIS Cum Laude Society chapter in recognition of their exceptional scholastic achievements. Established in 2017, the TASIS chapter now totals 53 members.
Athletic Director Masa Yo hosted the annual Spring Athletic Awards Assembly on the afternoon of May 15. Learn about all the award recipients—including the Male and Female Athlete of the Year—and hear from the spring coaches.
Mariaurora Rosso ’24, one of three members of the TASIS Robotics Program to make two trips to the world championship, recaps this year’s journey and reflects on what it has meant to see the program reach such lofty heights.
Joy Wang ’25 was inspired to interview Alumni and Development Officer Zuleika Tipismana after learning about her incredible story.
This year’s festival will start with a special performance of the Middle School Musical on Thursday, May 11, and conclude with the final performance of the Elementary School Musical on Thursday, May 25. In between there will be additional performances of both musicals, a robust Visual Art Exhibition, a piano recital, and an exciting performing arts showcase at Palazzo dei Congressi.
From Opsahl Global Service Program trips to Nepal and Thailand and the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas to Elementary School Book Week and the 10th annual Beat the Bells Run, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Forty-three members of the TASIS community departed from TASIS at 9:15 on the morning of April 30 with the goal of running to Lake Lugano and back before the bells of Chiesa di Sant'Abbondio chimed at 10:00. Learn more about this beloved TASIS tradition.
Our youngest readers had a wonderful time meeting award-winning children’s author and illustrator Jessixa Bagley, wearing book-themed costumes, visiting an on-campus book fair, and much more throughout the exciting week of April 24–28.
After learning about the history of Nepal and the plight of Tibetan refugees in weekly meetings throughout the school year, 13 TASIS High School students and three faculty chaperones traveled to the mountainous nation for two weeks in April. Their insightful letters home paint a picture of a journey that was nothing short of life-changing.
The 2023 Beat the Bells Run will take place on Sunday, April 30, and will include a virtual component for members of the TASIS community who would like to participate from anywhere in the world.
From the Fleming Cup ski race and the conclusion of winter athletics to the premiere of the High School Musical and the arrival of spring, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
More than 50 High School students competed in the Fleming Cup race in Splügen on March 19, marking the largest turnout since this beloved TASIS tradition was resurrected in 2021. Read about the race and watch a great highlight video.
Don’t miss the opportunity to watch more than 150 members of the TASIS community “shine” at the capstone of the 2023 Spring Arts Festival!
Congratulations to Director Julie Frazier-Smith and the TASIS High School Theater Company for four outstanding performances of this unforgettable show based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. See photos and learn about the cast and crew.
At a special assembly hosted by the TASIS Athletics Department on the afternoon of March 24, Athletic Director Masa Yo ’04 and the winter coaches presented awards to deserving members of the badminton, basketball, and swimming teams.
More than 90 TASIS alumni spanning six decades gathered at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles on March 24 to enjoy one another's company and reminisce about their magical days in Lugano.
Led by the TASIS College Counseling Department, 26 students in grade 11 had the opportunity to visit a wide range of universities and explore London during the Academic Travel session in late February. Ilana Uribe Zuluaga ’24 chronicled the experience.
The highly decorated combat fighter pilot and bestselling author delivered an engaging keynote address and visited a number of classrooms over the course of a three-day visit in March that represents the third installment of the 2022–2023 TASIS Speaker Series.
Mariaurora Rosso ’24 traces the evolution of TASIS ski trips from the days where Founder M. Crist Fleming would take the entire school to Andermatt for two weeks of studying and skiing all the way to the present-day model that includes major trips to Engelberg and Davos along with additional opportunities for students who wish to spend considerably more time on the Swiss peaks.
Amaya Norton-Scherer ’24 recaps the Varsity Girls Basketball team’s experience of playing in the NISSA Tournament in Rome, where the Tigers took home the second-place trophy and bonded as a team as they explored some of the Eternal City’s most famous attractions.
From International Week and the Middle School’s Winter Adventure to the High School’s Global Service Program and Academic Travel trips and the Elementary School’s Carnevale celebrations, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Two TASIS High School Robotics teams put forth an outstanding performance at an official VEX Robotics Competition in Basel on February 23 to continue an upward trajectory for Coach Amy Bloodworth’s surging program.
This edition of Alumni Notes is an eclectic mix of stories taking us from London to Vietnam. We feature authors, a photographer, an award-winning sculptor and photographer, and even our own TASIS rock star! Alumni, we love hearing your stories, so let us know what you’ve been up to by sending your news to email@example.com or filling in this form!
A group of 12 recent TASIS graduates joined the TASIS College Counseling team, the Alumni Office, and 26 members of the Class of 2024 for a "Meet and Mentor" event in London on February 23.
Alex Gabriel ’23, who has acted in all four major TASIS High School theater productions since she arrived at the School in 2021, reflects upon what she has learned from each role and discusses how much the theater community has meant to her.
Tiara Azimova ’24 provides a snapshot of what one school day is like for a student in the first year of the rigorous two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at TASIS.
As our world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, Haya Hamzah ’25 wonders if we actually know one another less than we ever have. In this thoughtful piece, she examines how powerful it can be when we take the time to put down our devices and explore thought-provoking subjects together.
TASIS kicked off International Week 2023 on the morning of February 13 with a wonderful Opening Ceremony that included a Parade of Flags, the presentation of Torch Awards, two musical performances, and more. Watch the full ceremony.
Varsity Girls Badminton standout Joy Wang ’25 writes about the experience of competing in two major tournaments in just four days.
From the return of classes and competitive athletics to skiing in the Swiss Alps and traveling across Europe, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Sixteen TASIS students represented the nation of Eswatini at the four-day conference in The Hague in late January and delivered a very strong performance, passing two resolutions as main submitter, 15 resolutions as co-submitter, and five amendments. Sakura Tanaka ’24 wrote about the experience.
TASIS Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff discusses the lofty elements that made up Founder M. Crist Fleming’s famous recipe for a school and reflects upon how our community still aspires to them each and every day.
The TASIS Class of 1997 Valedictorian and a Stanford graduate, Ms. Mühlhofer has more than two decades of experience in international sports and event management and is currently the Venue Press Operations Manager for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. She shared her impressive journey with TASIS students over the course of a two-day visit in January, marking the second installment of the 2022–2023 TASIS Speaker Series.
As we enjoy the holiday season and eye the new year with optimism, we offer a look back at some of the many highlights from the past 12 months at TASIS. It’s been quite a year!
We take a photo-driven look at some of the many festive events that happened on or near campus throughout a wonderful holiday season at TASIS. Happy holidays to all!
In recognition of the positive contributions he’s made to the TASIS community, Alejandro Orozco ’24 will receive a $1000 scholarship in support of his desire to attend a service trip to Zambia later this year
From special events on campus and Academic Travel across Europe to first-rate performing arts shows and impressive athletic achievements, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
At a special assembly hosted by the TASIS Athletics Department on the afternoon of November 29, former World Cup winner and Premier League star Cesc Fàbregas spoke to the entire High School and helped present this fall’s athletics awards.
Dancers from the TASIS High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and Faculty performed in front of a full house in the Palmer Cultural Center on the evening of November 22. Watch the amazing concert.
Haya Hamzah ’25 took on the immense challenge of writing a recap of the 10th-grade Honors World Literature class’s trip to Florence in Dante Alighieri’s canticle style. Enjoy her incredible work!
TASIS was back at the elegant and historic Cosmos Club on Embassy Row after three long years—and what an evening it was!
Congratulations to Director Matthew Frazier-Smith and the TASIS High School Theater Company for four incredible performances of the classic Molière comedy over the weekend of November 17–20. See photos and learn about the cast and crew.