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A Look Back at 2019

A Look Back at




We are pleased to offer a second look at some of our favorite stories, videos, and photographs from another remarkable year in Lugano.

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A Year in Review: 20 Stories

What happened at TASIS in 2019? Below we highlight a story or two from the TASIS Blog from each month this year.

IB Program Draws Praise from IBO

A Morning at Our Early Childhood Center

A Conversation With Three TASIS Legends

61 Nations Represented at Parade of Flags

The Life of a Student Artist

The Story Behind Ric Tac Two: A Masterful Film from Alex Secilmis '19

The Pirates of Penzance Take Over TASIS

What Happens on a Global Service Trip?

The Arts Are Alive and Well: A Recap of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival

Tibbits Zanecchia Named Khan-Page Master Teacher

Students Receive Offers from 168 Universities

Presenting the Exceptional Class of 2019

Students Perform Admirably on IB Exams

AP Program Continues To Thrive

Highlights of the 2019 Summer Programs

TASIS Holds Global Day of Climate Action

TASIS to Open New School in Portugal

It All Began with Mrs. Fleming

Dr. Janne Sirén '88 Opens 2019–2020 Speaker Series

Sweet November Dance Company Delivers Another Outstanding Fall Showcase

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Top Videos

The hundreds of videos on the TASIS YouTube channel have now amassed a total of 3.1 million views—with 1.6 million coming in the past year alone! Below are ten of our favorites from 2019.

Parade of Flags

Ski Adventure

Dorm Life

Campus Highlights (360°)

The Arts



TASIS Summer Programs: Final Week

CDE Boarding Program

Family Weekend Assembly

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Favorite Photos

The tasislugano Instagram page added more than 2000 followers this year. Below are 20 of our favorite shots from 2019. (Note also that hundreds of photo galleries can be found on the TASIS SmugMug page.)

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FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston

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.

Read More about TASIS Robotics Team Proudly Represents Switzerland at World Festival