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TASIS Opens 2018–2019 Academic Year With Students From 57 Nations

Opening Day 2018

Classes for the 2018–2019 Academic Year began on the morning of Monday, September 3, and TASIS opened the year with 705 students. Below are a few notes about this year’s student body.

  • The Elementary School (grades Pre-Kindergarten through five) opened with 190 students, the Middle School (grades six through eight) opened with 125 students, and the High School (grades nine through postgraduate) opened with 390 students.
  • 181 students are new to TASIS.
  • 524 students are returning to the School, marking a strong retention rate of 86 percent.
  • The Class of 2018 (106 seniors) is slightly larger than last year’s graduating class of 103.
  • The 20 Middle School boarding students are all new to TASIS, as last year’s group consisted solely of students in grade eight.
  • 60 percent of High School students are boarders while 40 percent are day students.
  • 57 nationalities are represented in the student body (see list below).
  • 35 different languages are spoken as a mother tongue (see list below).
  • The ten nations most represented in the TASIS student body are, in alphabetical order, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • New nations added to the student body this year include Argentina, Czech Republic, Moldova, and Pakistan.

Nations represented in the 2018–2019 TASIS student body:

Albania France Pakistan
Argentina Germany Poland
Australia Greece Portugal
Austria India Romania
Azerbaijan Iran Russia
Belarus Ireland Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bolivia Italy Serbia
Brazil Japan Singapore
Bulgaria Kazakhstan Slovakia
Canada Korea South Africa
China Latvia Spain
Colombia Lebanon Sweden
Cote d'Ivoire Lithuania Switzerland
Croatia Macedonia Turkey
Cyprus Malta Ukraine
Czech Republic Mexico United Arab Emirates
Denmark Moldova United Kingdom
Estonia Netherlands United States
Finland Norway Venezuela

Languages spoken as a mother tongue in the 2018–2019 TASIS student body:

Albanian Farsi Norwegian
Arabic Finnish Polish
Armenian French Portuguese
Azerbaijani German Romanian
Belarusian Hindi Russian
Bulgarian Italian Serbian
Chinese Japanese Slovak
Croatian Kazakh Spanish
Danish Korean Swedish
Dutch Lithuanian Turkish
English Macedonian Ukrainian
Estonian Moldavian


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