After exploring what a typical day is like for students in Kindergarten, in grade 3, and in grade 6 earlier this year, this month we’ve chosen to focus on a building rather than a grade. Read on for an inside look at the first-rate TASIS Visual Arts Program and a snapshot of what one day is like in the beautiful Şahenk Fine Arts Center.
Taking it to the Next Level
TASIS has a long tradition of graduates moving on to pursue the arts at the university level, with a remarkable number of students each year receiving offers to both degree and foundation art, architecture, and fashion programs all over the world. (More than 15 percent of students in the Class of 2020, for example, were accepted to art schools.)
Below are profiles of 12 TASIS graduates from the Classes of 2018–2020 who have chosen to pursue degrees in the creative arts or art history. Enjoy their stories!
Coach Amy Bloodworth and the inspiring all-female team of Mariaurora Rosso ’24, Maddy Costa Felix ’26, Serafina Ballerini ’26, Olivia Canga ’26, and Diana Xiao ’26 were one of just 108 teams in the world to compete at the 2022 FIRST Championship World Festival in Houston, Texas, over the course of April 20–23. Watch them discuss this journey of a lifetime.
Over the course of the two-week spring holiday in April, 20 TASIS students and six faculty chaperones worked closely with OurLand, a wildlife reserve and education center located at the southern tip of the Western Forest Complex and Salakphra Wildlife Sanctuary. They visited three types of wildlife sanctuaries to learn about ethical elephant tourism, talked to those on the front lines of human-elephant conflict, and helped out locals when and where they could. Read student and faculty reflections from this transformative journey and watch a terrific short video.
Our 48th annual Spring Arts Festival will start with a Drum Studio Recital on Friday, May 6, and conclude with the final performance of the Elementary School Musical, The Jungle Book, on Thursday, May 26. See the full schedule of events and reserve seats for the Elementary and Middle School musicals.
As part of their ongoing efforts to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of university admissions, TASIS College Counselors Conor Fritz and Kirk Mitchell recently visited universities in London, Cambridge, and Paris. They are pleased to share their findings with the TASIS community.