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.
IB Language and Literature students, who read a number of literary works by Czech authors over the course of their two years in the class, visited Prague in early November to explore the city where many of these works are set and where all were written. Alex Gabriel ’23 wrote a thoughtful recap of the deeply meaningful trip.
TASIS students taking French 2, 3, or 4 had the opportunity to visit Paris in early November to apply their classroom learning in real-life situations and explore the culture and history of one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Joy Wang ’25 chronicled the action.
Following a banner year that saw the TASIS Middle School Robotics team represent Switzerland at the 2022 FIRST Championship World Festival in Houston, Texas, the TASIS Robotics Program has expanded to the High School level. Mariaurora Rosso ’24 recaps the VEX Robotics qualifying tournament at the International School of Basel, which saw two TASIS High School teams place in the top three.
All TASIS boarding students and their dorm parents go on community-building trips to beautiful mountain destinations around Ticino each fall, a valuable component of the pioneering TASIS Academic Travel Program. In this photo essay, Sarah Wexler Brodie ’24 recaps her dormitory’s trip to the Campra Alpine Lodge in Olivone.
From Family Weekend celebrations and fall athletics competitions to time in the classroom and travel across Switzerland and Italy, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Amaya Norton-Scherer ’24 interviewed High School Academic Travel Director and Weekend Activities Coordinator Ms. Natalie Philpot, who believes that the robust TASIS travel program sets students up for success in all areas of their lives.
Ilana Uribe Zuluaga ’24 interviewed Opsahl Global Service Program Director Ms. Patty Clardy, who has worked as a learning specialist in the TASIS Learning Resource Center since 2020 and started her new role in the fall of 2022.
Alex Gabriel ’23 interviewed High School English and History Teacher Mr. Bill Dalton, who has also made significant contributions to the TASIS Theater Program since coming aboard in the fall of 2020.
Tiara Azimova ’24 interviewed Ms. Federica De Bianchi, who has taught Italian Language and Literature in the TASIS Middle School since 2006 and was the recipient of the 2022 Khan-Page Master Teacher Award.
Joy Wang ’25 interviewed Performing Arts Department Chair Ms. Erika Cramp, who started at TASIS this fall and is aiming to provide more opportunities for students of all ages to be involved in music, theater, and dance.
Marc Feng ’24 interviewed Elementary School Language and Literacy Leader Ms. Melissa Fogal, who has worked closely with students and teachers in grades Pre-Kindergarten through five since she arrived at TASIS in 2021.
Andrea Rossini ’23 interviewed High School IB Economics Teacher Mr. Michael Clardy, who has also taught history, coached a number of sports, and led many Academic Travel trips since arriving at TASIS in 2020.
Haya Hamzah ’25 interviewed Elementary School Art Teacher Ms. Caroline Rossi, who has been helping young TASIS students develop their creativity, passion, and independent thinking skills since 2005.
Wexler Brodie ’24 interviewed High School English Teacher Ms. Emily Clark, who has contributed to the TASIS community in a number of meaningful ways since coming to the school in 2021.
Kaan Kartal ’23 interviewed Middle School Physical Education and Health Teacher Mr. Jack Morton, who also coaches the Varsity Soccer Team, serves as a dorm parent, and runs several clubs that promote student wellness.
Mariaurora Rosso ’24 interviewed her former Middle School Italian Teacher Ms. Camilla Perani, who started at TASIS in 2015 and currently teaches Italian language, literature, and history in the Middle School.
Sakura Tanaka ’24 interviewed Ms. Gigi Diane Guarnieri Rosso, who has been a member of the TASIS Faculty since 1990.
Lily Moore ’23 crafted this engaging profile after speaking with Middle School and High School Dorm Parent and Middle School Advisor Ms. Olymar Brown—the “Mother of Balmelli”—about finding one’s passion.
Our latest edition of Alumni Notes includes stories of TASIS alumni making wonderful contributions to the creative arts, biotech, academia, and more.
The TASIS college counselors have created a helpful glossary to aid students and their families as they move through the university application process.
Mr. Piconi delivered an engaging keynote address entitled "The Innovator's Journey" in the Palmer Cultural Center on the evening of October 17 and spent two days visiting High School biology, chemistry, physics, and economics classes. Learn about his visit.
After a two-year delay, the Class of 1990 finally had a chance to get together for a delightful evening in New York City.
Middle School and High School parents attended classes, enjoyed an elegant evening at Villa Principe Leopoldo, and watched an assembly that commemorated the incredible life of TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming on October 6.
From the return of students and faculty and a successful start of school to awe-inspiring hut hikes and fun-filled events on campus, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Spearheaded by the College Counseling Office, TASIS was delighted to welcome admissions representatives from 54 schools to campus for a robust university fair on the afternoon of September 26. Learn about the very successful event.
Thirty artworks created by current and former TASIS students were featured at the seventh edition of WOPART, a prestigious international art fair devoted to works on paper, over the weekend of September 23–25.
More than 40 alumni and guests returned to the TASIS campus for a wonderful evening on September 23.
Led by Opsahl Global Service Program Director Patty Clardy, on September 21 the TASIS community participated in a number of activities designed to promote kindness and highlight the importance of living together peacefully as a global community.
TASIS was honored to welcome celebrated poet and former faculty member Kiki Petrosino to campus on September 19–20 as the School’s third Linda Buchanan Poet in Residence. Learn about her return to the place where she began her career in education.
Alumni from the mid-80s met up in Chicago September 9–11 to celebrate TASIS, Mrs. Fleming, and each other.
TASIS held an opening celebration for The Lounge, an exciting spot for students to gather and enjoy delicious food, on September 12. Learn about the new space and hear from Food and Beverage Director Fabio Marrone.
In recognition of Mrs. Fleming’s profound effect on generations of students and educators, we commemorate Founder’s Day 2022 by offering a look at some of our favorite quotations from The Wit and Wisdom of Mary Crist Fleming.
The TASIS website is an indispensable tool for staying informed and organized. Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, or faculty member, these pointers will help you get the most out of the website.
See which nations are represented, which languages are spoken, how many students are new to TASIS, and more.
Alexia Dochnal ’22 (Poland) will seek a degree in Comparative Literature at Yale University, where she was admitted early and invited to join the Directed Studies program, a special academic program for first-year students that she was hand-picked for due to her “truly exceptional academic record and broad intellectual interests.”
Alejandra Cova ’22 (Venezuela) will seek a degree in Human Science and Global Health at Georgetown University after also considering offers from Loyola University Chicago, Tulane University, University of Florida, Northeastern University, and University of Miami.
Valentina Alencar Barros ’22 (Brazil) will seek a dual degree in Global Studies and Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), choosing the prestigious public research university over Emerson College, Boston College, University of Southern California, University of Miami, New York University, and Loyola Marymount University.