From Academic Travel excursions across Europe and Global Service Program trips to South Asia and Africa to Carnevale celebrations on campus and athletic achievements in the Palestra, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Nineteen High School students and four faculty chaperones traveled to Muhuru Bay for an Opsahl Global Service Program trip in February and worked closely with the Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER). TASIS Creative Specialist Graham Pearsall chronicled the action in a powerful video.
Our alumni continue to make waves and reach new heights in their chosen fields. This month we also celebrate the connections made at TASIS that last for years—and sometimes for entire lifetimes.
Alumni, we’re already working on the 2024 issue of TASIS Today and would love to share your achievements with our community, so please submit any news you have!
Each February, TASIS IB Year 2 students have the special opportunity to travel to Tuscany to study and take their mock exams at the beautiful Certosa di Pontignano, a historic Carthusian monastery. Veronica Kurtic ’24 wrote about this year’s trip.
Giada Chirigut ’25 traveled to Engelberg, Switzerland, with more than 200 High School students and faculty members in February for a four-day excursion that included skiing and snowboarding on Mount Titlis and many other exciting winter activities. She shares some of her favorite photos and insights from the memorable trip.
In this engaging essay, TASIS Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff examines how TASIS’s motto—Verum, Bonum, Pulchrum—offers a window into how the institution views the universe, particularly in light of the rapid advance of artificial intelligence.
Joy Wang ’25 interviewed 10 Middle and High School students before and after this year’s International Week and shared their responses in an uplifting video.
In this thoughtful essay, Daniella Linares ’24 discusses why it is essential to recognize, understand, and appreciate the beliefs, customs, and traditions of different cultures—particularly at a school with more than 60 nations represented in its student body each year.
In a memorable speech in 1983, TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming said, “What we are doing, or at least attempting to do, is to create not international schools but international human beings, men and women who are capable of moving easily in any society and any civilization on the face of the earth, people who do not have to overcome the barriers of prejudice or even unfamiliarity in communicating with their fellow human beings, no matter what their backgrounds.” We take a look at how a first-rate Model United Nations program has helped TASIS fulfill Mrs. Fleming’s vision through the years.
From the return to campus and recommencement of classes to International Week celebrations and exciting performing arts workshops, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Hannah Yon ’24 interviews three students to learn more about their year-long projects and plugs “Dieci,” a photography exhibition that will be held in the Şahenk Fine Arts Center on February 12.
TASIS was delighted to welcome distinguished a cappella group The Princeton Footnotes and three cast members of West Side Story for a variety of performances and workshops between January 21–24.
Edited by Anna Batyreva ’24 and Giada Giuliani ’24, ANIMA includes essays, poems, short stories, illustrations, and photographs from 13 TASIS contributors.
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. Learn more and watch the full ceremony.
Led by Ms. Julie Frazier-Smith and Ms. Melody Tibbits Zanecchia, Elementary School students delivered outstanding performances of the original musical in the Palmer Cultural Center on the evenings of January 18–19. Watch the premiere and learn who was involved in this impressive production.
Second-year IB student Mariaurora Rosso ’24 shares her advice for thriving in the demanding International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme.
Following a comprehensive review and self-study process, the IBO reaccredited the TASIS International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme and offered a great deal of praise for its many components.
As we get ready to turn the calendar to 2024, we offer a look back at some of the many highlights from a great year at TASIS.
We take a photo-driven look at the many festive events that have taken place during a wonderful holiday season at TASIS. Happy holidays to all!
Foundation Board member Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman discusses the origin and history of an important TASIS tradition, the annual Christmas Service.
At a special High School assembly on the afternoon of December 1, Athletic Director Masa Yo ’04 and Associate Athletic Director Alex Zanecchia ’02 presented awards to standout members of the cross country, volleyball, and soccer teams.
From eye-opening Academic Travel trips across Europe and stellar performing arts events on campus to breathtaking views of Lugano and outstanding accomplishments in athletics, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Learn about TASIS alumni who are making waves in entrepreneurship, politics, and green energy—and others changing the world on screens, large and small.
Dancers and actors from the TASIS High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and Faculty delivered an amazing performance in front of a packed house in the Palmer Cultural Center on the evening of November 22.
A managing partner at Forward Global, Mr. Procter has spent the past 23 years advising global leaders on brand management and crisis communications. Over the course of a two-day visit in November that marked the third installment of the 2023–2024 TASIS Speaker Series, he spoke to students about his time at TASIS, the early stages of his career, and his current position.
More than 200 TASIS alumni and friends enjoyed a fabulous evening at the elegant Yale Club in New York City on Friday, November 17.
Led by the College Counseling Office, the second annual TASIS University Fair provided students and parents the opportunity to speak to admissions representatives from eight different nations. Learn about the highly successful event.
Hannah Yon ’24 shares and discusses 10 of her favorite images she captured on the art history Academic Travel trip to Vienna, Austria, in early November.
Mariaurora Rosso ’24 traveled with the TASIS Model United Nations group to Patras, Greece, to participate in the 9th annual ATSMUN conference, and the group also had the opportunity to explore historic Athens.
Maria Rozanova ’25 journeyed to Madrid, Spain, for a Spanish language Academic Travel trip in early November and found much to love about the colorful city.
Both the overt and hidden beauty of Venice left quite an impression on Joy Wang ’25, who visited the one-of-a-kind city on a photography Academic Travel in early November.
Veronica Kurtic ’24 and her IB Biology II classmates traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, in early November to take advantage of the state-of-the-art research facilities in the University of Zurich’s Life Science Learning Center.
Charlotte Welborn ’25 discusses several of the special moments during her art history Academic Travel trip to Vienna, Austria, that she won’t soon forget.
Daniella Linares ’24 reflects upon some of the most memorable experiences from the Spanish language Academic Travel trip she took to Madrid, Spain, in early November.
Sarah Wexler Brodie ’24 writes about the ways in which the non-academic part of an Academic Travel trip can be just as important to the overall experience.
From engaging academics and inspired athletics to distinguished visitors and adventurous travel, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Charlotte Welborn ’25 sat down with Middle School English Teacher and Department Chair Ms. Holly Wiens, who initially worked in the TASIS Summer Programs in 2004 and was the 2023 recipient of the Khan-Page Master Teacher Award.
Anna Batyreva ’24 interviewed Italian Section Teacher Ms. Mara Bernasconi, who started at TASIS in 2008 and now teaches Italian language, literature, and history in the High School while also serving as the IB CAS Coordinator.
Wexler Brodie ’24 sat down with Elementary School Teacher Ms. Danelle Kritzinger, who has served as a 5th-grade homeroom teacher since starting at TASIS in 2021.
Mariaurora Rosso ’25 interviewed Italian Section Teacher Dr. Lorenzo Bianchini Massoni, who started at TASIS in 2006 and now teaches Italian history and art history in both the Middle School and High School.
Hannah Yon ’24 sat down with IB Mathematics Teacher Ms. Eva Nijssen, who started at TASIS in 2019 and also serves as a dorm parent and Opsahl Global Service Program leader.
Joy Wang ’25 interviewed High School and Middle School French and Italian Teacher Ms. Francesca Mboup, who started at TASIS in 2022 and is also involved with the Opsahl Global Service Program and Residential Life Program.
Tiara Azimova ’24 sat down with High School Chemistry Teacher Ms. Elizabeth Rodostianos, who started at TASIS in 2021 and also works with the WISER Kenya Global Service Program group and Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award candidates.
Giada Chirigut ’25 interviewed IB Business Management Teacher Mr. Paul Diviani, who started at TASIS in 2014 and now also serves as the assistant coach of the Middle School Boys Soccer team and the Varsity Track and Field team.
Veronica Kurtic ’24 sat down with Elementary School Teacher Ms. Laura Fox Pearsall, who has been associated with TASIS since 2011 and is currently a 3rd-grade homeroom teacher.
Daniella Linares ’24 interviewed Middle School Art Teacher Ms. Simona Bellini, who has taught at TASIS since 2013 and is also a professional sculptress who remains active in the art scene in Switzerland, Italy, and the United States.
Maria Rozanova ’25 sat down with High School Photography Teacher Ms. Chrissie Wild, who started at TASIS in 2022 and currently teaches Photography 1, IB Visual Arts, and AP 2-D Art and Design.
TASIS students, teachers, administrators, and members of the Board of Directors gathered in the Villa de Nobili Salon on the evening of October 19 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this pioneering program and honor the man who made it all possible, Jan Opsahl.
Physical education classes at TASIS will now have access to a resource and software platform built specifically to help track, report, and develop functional movement for students.
The second guest in this year’s TASIS Speaker Series lineup, the New York Times best-selling author addressed the senior class, visited English literature and dance classes, and sat down for an engaging interview with Anna Batyreva ’24 over the course of her two-day visit on October 10–11.