The competition at this year's TASIS Summer Olympics was fierce! See a brilliant video created by Alex Secilmis '19 with an original track composed and performed by TASIS Music Teacher Alessio Di Tonno.
TASIS The American School in Switzerland held its 65th Commencement Ceremony in the Palestra on the morning of May 29. Watch the full ceremony, learn about the graduates, see a full list of university acceptances, and discover how to download or order photos from Graduation Week.
Highlights from the 2021 Senior Banquet included poignant remarks from Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff, inspiring speeches from six members of the Class of 2021, and a lovely musical performance by Ella Abisi '21.
The 47th annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival included two major theatrical productions, four vocal and instrumental recitals, a conducting workshop, a finale concert, a visual art exhibition, and more.
Each spring, the TASIS High School Faculty selects three service-minded students from grade 11 to receive the Junior Awards. Read about this year's recipients.
More than 50 members of the TASIS community completed the 8th annual Walk for Water on the afternoon of May 6 in an effort to simulate what many people in the developing world must go through on a daily basis to secure clean water.
SNDC Artistic Director Julie Frazier-Smith organized the excursion in the spirit of wellbeing and rejuvenation for students who have now been dealing with the effects of the pandemic for more than a year.
The 8th annual Beat the Bells Run will take place on Saturday, May 1, and will include a virtual component for members of the TASIS community who would like to take part in this treasured tradition from anywhere in the world.
Social entrepreneur Rakhi Mehra shared her inspiring personal journey with TASIS seniors on the evening of April 12, marking the final chapter of the 2020–2021 TASIS Speaker Series.
Leonid Serbinov '21, a second-year IB student and standout basketball player, has been exploring Lugano since he moved here in 2019 and has discovered some of the best outdoor basketball courts in the area. He is pleased to share his findings with the TASIS community.
The latest installment of NBC Nightly News's "Around the Globe" series calls upon TASIS to contribute to a report on Switzerland. Director of Institutional Advancement Bill Eichner and several Middle School students are featured.
Nearly 30 students submitted poetry, short stories, themed collections, or illustrations to the Spring 2021 issue of the TASIS Literary Magazine. See their excellent work and hear from Alexia Dochnal '22, who founded, edited, and designed the publication.
Take an inside look at a typical Friday for a Kindergarten student in the TASIS Elementary School.
Students from 47 of the 59 nations represented in the 2020–2021 TASIS student body were able to march in this year's parade, which was held outdoors with a limited audience due to the current restrictions on large gatherings.
From the return of students and faculty to skiing outings and preparations for upcoming performing arts events, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.
Susanna Campbell '23 sat down with new Director of University and College Counseling Ms. Johanna Fishbein, who brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to TASIS and strives to empower all students to take control of their own college planning process.
We offer an inside look at a typical Monday for a third-grade student in the TASIS Elementary School.
Our student content producers in the High School interviewed their peers to find out if they can take anything positive away from 2020 and see what their goals are for 2021.
Led by Julie Frazier-Smith, Sweet November Dance Company and guest performers from all three TASIS divisions pre-recorded nine choreographed dances in the Palmer Center and released the company's 2020 fall concert on November 30.
Camera crews from the highly respected cultural programs visited TASIS on November 2 to interview faculty members and students about the 2020 presidential election.
We asked our talented team of student videographers to capture one-second clips of life on the TASIS campus and beyond throughout October.
Alexia Dochnal '22 interviewed High School English Teacher Ms. Carolyn Rosenberger, who has taught both IB and AP Literature since arriving at TASIS in 2018.
Joy Mack '21 interviewed High School Math Teacher Mr. Daniel Schwartz, who has taught all levels of IB Mathematics over the course of his 11 years at TASIS.
Jane Wilson '22 sat down with Middle School EAL Teacher Ms. Perri Sartorelli, who helped launch the TASIS Elementary School in 2005 and has taught EAL in the Middle School since 2011.
Susanna Campbell '23 interviewed High School Economics and History Teacher Mr. Eric White, who taught at TASIS from 2017–2021 after working in the United States public school system for more than a decade.
Nika Grigorian '23 sat down with Elementary School Teacher Ms. Sarah Hertig, who is teaching second grade this year after spending her first four years at TASIS in the first-grade classroom.
An eternal optimist, TASIS Hellenic alumna Mary Valiakas has founded organizations aimed at fostering community innovation and helping businesses become a force for good.
Learn about the size of each division, the number of students who are new to TASIS, which nations are represented, which languages are spoken, and more.
Article taken from the 2020 issue ofTASIS Today
After more than two months of relying exclusively upon distance learning, we were thrilled to welcome Elementary and Middle School students back to campus on May 25. Learn how we got to this point and where we are going.
In lieu of a live performance of this year's Elementary School Spring Musical, Out of the Woods, the ES musical students collaborated on a virtual performance of some of their favorite songs from the show!
Jennifer Zanarini recaps a busy year, shares a highlight video, and encourages parents to get involved with the 2020–2021 TASIS Parent Association.
Each spring the TASIS High School Faculty recognizes three students from grade 11 who have compiled an exemplary service record. Read about this year's recipients.
In this special edition of alumni notes, we discuss the new TASIS Alumni Forum we've just launched and talk extensively with two courageous alumni, Jake Figi '14 and Shila Tursini '05, who are on the front lines of the Covid-19 fight.
Learn how you can join SNDC company members and guest choreographers on Zoom from 17:30–18:30 for "living room" solo performances and a question-and-answer session. Don't miss this exciting event!
In our latest video, our amazing alumni let us know how they are coping with the global shutdown and share messages with the TASIS community.
Learn how you can participate in this treasured TASIS tradition from anywhere in the world on May 1.
TASIS families in China and Noble Wings Switzerland have joined forces to donate 10,000 EU-certified surgical masks to the Ticino Medical Association.
We asked students and teachers to let us know how they are handling the transition to distance learning and to share any messages they have for the TASIS community.
We hope this edition of Alumni Notes brings a bit of brightness in dark times. Learn how our community is reaching out and coming together to support others.
Our teachers are working incredibly hard to make the best of a difficult situation and ensure that our students stay on track with their studies as we await further developments on the coronavirus pandemic. Learn about some of the successes of our first week of distance learning.
Although there are earlier references to "International Day" or "International Night" scattered throughout our archives, the first reference to "International Week" we could find was in the 1995 yearbook. See how the yearbook team covered the week.
Alexia Dochnal '22 and Jane Wilson '22 examine how their time at TASIS has made them more international, reflect upon why International Week is such an important tradition, and discuss some of their favorite memories through the years.
Daisy Bachofen '20 did an outstanding job capturing the excitement of this year's International Food Fair, a signature International Week event. Enjoy her video.
Joy Mack '21 discusses how a school as international as TASIS benefits from setting aside one week each year to celebrate the cultural richness of its community.
TASIS kicked off International Week 2020 on the morning of February 10 with a lively Opening Ceremony that included the Parade of Flags, the presentation of Torch Awards, an IB Theatre presentation, and several outstanding music and dance performances. Watch the ceremony and read about some of the highlights.
We will soon enhance our campus with a beautiful synthetic ice rink designed to build community spirit and engage students in a variety of wholesome activities, including hockey, figure skating, broomball, and curling. Learn more about this exciting addition.
Movement Outreach student leader Alexia Dochnal '22 reports on an exciting addition to the TASIS Service Learning Program and discusses the program's new structure, which requires all 10th-grade students to serve the local community for a full year.
Student representative Joy Mack '21 examines the unheralded but valuable role the High School Student Council plays at TASIS, discusses some of the events the group has organized in recent years, and outlines its goals for the future.
Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through five put forth a delightful performance at the annual Elementary School Christmas Concert in the Palestra on the morning of December 18. Watch the full performance, see photos, and learn who participated in this year's concert.