From the return of students and faculty and a successful start of school to dorm hikes in Ticino and a dance on Lake Lugano, we take a photo-driven look at the past month or so at TASIS.
In this poignant essay, Sarah Wexler Brodie ’24 discusses how her Opsahl Global Service Program trip to Nepal has left her forever changed.
Building on the success of this auction, which was held in New York City on September 13, Doyle will host private Appraisal Days for TASIS alumni, parents, and friends at its galleries in Beverly Hills (September 28), Washington, D.C. (October 11), Boston (October 12), New York City (November 16), and Palm Beach (January 16).
More than 80 alumni—a record turnout for a Lugano reunion—toured campus and enjoyed a fantastic dinner in the Casa Fleming garden that went late into the evening.
Class of 2023 Salutatorian Claudia Clarke Gosalvez (Spain/United States) will enroll at Trinity College Dublin as a Pre-Medicine student after also considering offers from Yale University, Brown University, Emory University, Case Western Reserve University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Glasgow, University College London for Medical Innovations and Enterprise, and University of Navarra for Medicine.
William Derek Pacini ’23 (Italy/United States) chose the first-rate university, where he also intends to minor in Aerospace Engineering and Electronic Intelligent Systems, over Brigham Young University, Rice University, University of Utah, and University of California, Davis.
Nitya Dalmia ’23 (India) turned down offers from Boston University, Chapman University, and Emerson College in order to enroll at New York University, where she will pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a focus on screenwriting.
Michelangelo Vecchio ’23 (Italy) will study Economics and compete for the Varsity Sailing team at Bowdoin College after also being recruited by Boston College, Tufts University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
2023 Cynthia Whisenant Award for Excellence in English Literature recipient Nitzan Alex Gabriel ’23 (Israel) has chosen to attend Reed College after also considering offers from the only two other schools she applied to: Sarah Lawrence College and Bard College.
2023 Excellence in Science Award recipient Spencer LeGresley (Canada) will pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan after also considering offers from University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Texas at Austin, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Pennsylvania State University.
Caroline Francis Krajicek ’23 (Kenya/United States) will pursue a degree in International Relations at the University of San Francisco Honors College after earning a full scholarship as a Black Scholar.
David Ariza Solans '23 (Spain), who speaks six languages and also received offers from Northeastern University and SOAS, hopes to enter the field of diplomacy and one day serve as a delegate for the United Nations.
Susanna Campbell ’23 (United States) intends to study Economics or Commerce at the University of Virginia, choosing the prestigious public research university over University of Georgia and University of Alabama.
Alejandro A Orozco ’23 (United States/Colombia), who intends to pursue a career in law, will attend the University of Texas at Austin after also gaining admission to the other five schools he applied to: University of Houston, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University, and Trinity University.
Following seven years at TASIS, Silvia Cribari ’23 (Italy) chose the historic Scottish university after also fielding offers from University of Warwick, University of Manchester, Northeastern College London, and Colby College.
Marat Kurmanaev ’23 (Russia/Spain), who speaks six languages and studied at TASIS for eight years, selected the world-class business school over IE Business School in Madrid.
Nina Mondin ’23 (Brazil/Italy) has decided to attend Loyola Marymount University after also receiving offers from Chapman University, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, and Whittier College.
For the second consecutive year, TASIS began a new academic year with record enrollment. We offer a closer look at some of the key facts and figures related to this year’s student body.
Learn about the dynamic educators who will be joining the TASIS community for the 2023–2024 academic year.
Welcome to our summer edition of Alumni Notes! We hope you enjoy reading about the impressive pursuits and activities of TASIS alumni.
From intensive academics in the morning and adventurous water sports in the afternoon to European exploration on the weekend and warmhearted celebrations on Final Night, we take a photo-driven look at this past summer at TASIS.
Seventeen TASIS students and four faculty chaperones traveled to Zambia and Botswana from June 9–22 for the Serving Southern Africa trip, an integral part of the School’s pioneering Opsahl Global Service Program. Vitor Mendes chronicled the action throughout the two-week trip and put together a powerful video that is not to be missed.
Student artists closed down each session of the 2023 TASIS Summer Programs with a wonderful celebration of the arts. See an archive of the amazing performances and exhibitions.
Members of the Class of 2018 celebrated their five-year reunion with a spirited evening in the Casa Fleming garden on August 5.
Members of the Class of 2003 came from as far as Toronto, Los Angeles, and London to celebrate their 20-year reunion in style on the TASIS campus.
TASIS students took a record 339 Advanced Placement exams this spring and scored a 4 or higher on 49 percent of them. Learn more about this year’s excellent results.
TASIS IB Diploma candidates earned a 100 percent pass rate for the third straight year, with 40 students producing an average score of 34 that outpaced the global average by 3.8 points. Learn more about this year’s results.
More than 50 alumni and friends enjoyed an unforgettable weekend in Lugano that was capped by a wonderful night on campus.
From two beautiful moving-up ceremonies and the conclusion of an outstanding academic year to a 20-year reunion and the start of the renowned TASIS Summer Programs, we offer a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
The first session of the 2023 TASIS Summer Programs opened on June 24 with a record 423 students hailing from more than 60 nations. Read about the first few days, see photos and video highlights, and learn how you can keep an eye on the action this summer.
Giorgia Bongarzone Di Lenardo hosted a fabulous 25-year reunion on the island of Gozo, Malta, in June!
After more than 20 years, we finally had a chance to host these alumni back on campus for their milestone reunion!
TASIS Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff has announced that Middle School English Teacher Holly Wiens is the recipient of this year’s Khan-Page Master Teacher Award.
The TASIS Elementary School held its annual Moving-Up Ceremony in the Palmer Cultural Center on the morning of June 9. See photos and video footage of student presentations, musical performances, the presentation of diplomas, and more.
The Middle School’s annual Moving-Up Ceremony was held in the Palmer Cultural Center on the afternoon of June 8 and included student speeches, musical performances, the presentation of awards and diplomas, and more.
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.
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.