Fourteen members of TASIS The American School in Switzerland's 67th graduating class earned special recognition at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Learn about this year's recipients.
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The American School in Switzerland held its 67th Commencement Ceremony in the Palestra on the morning of May 27. Watch the full ceremony, learn about the graduates, see a full list of university acceptances, and find links to photo galleries from Graduation Week.
Highlights from this year’s Senior Banquet included inspiring speeches from five members of the Class of 2023, poignant remarks from Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff, and an excellent musical performance.
This year’s festival included two musicals, a piano recital, a visual art exhibition, and a spectacular performing arts showcase at Palazzo dei Congressi that involved more than 150 singers, players, actors, and dancers from the TASIS community. See video recordings, photo galleries, and a 3D scan of all the artwork.
Each spring the TASIS High School Faculty recognizes three students in grade 11 who have compiled an exemplary service record. Learn about this year's recipients.
Joy Wang ’25 was inspired to interview Alumni and Development Officer Zuleika Tipismana after learning about her incredible story.
This year’s festival will start with a special performance of the Middle School Musical on Thursday, May 11, and conclude with the final performance of the Elementary School Musical on Thursday, May 25. In between there will be additional performances of both musicals, a robust Visual Art Exhibition, a piano recital, and an exciting performing arts showcase at Palazzo dei Congressi.
Forty-three members of the TASIS community departed from TASIS at 9:15 on the morning of April 30 with the goal of running to Lake Lugano and back before the bells of Chiesa di Sant'Abbondio chimed at 10:00. Learn more about this beloved TASIS tradition.
The 2023 Beat the Bells Run will take place on Sunday, April 30, and will include a virtual component for members of the TASIS community who would like to participate from anywhere in the world.
Don’t miss the opportunity to watch more than 150 members of the TASIS community “shine” at the capstone of the 2023 Spring Arts Festival!
The highly decorated combat fighter pilot and bestselling author delivered an engaging keynote address and visited a number of classrooms over the course of a three-day visit in March that represents the third installment of the 2022–2023 TASIS Speaker Series.
Tiara Azimova ’24 provides a snapshot of what one school day is like for a student in the first year of the rigorous two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at TASIS.
As our world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, Haya Hamzah ’25 wonders if we actually know one another less than we ever have. In this thoughtful piece, she examines how powerful it can be when we take the time to put down our devices and explore thought-provoking subjects together.
TASIS kicked off International Week 2023 on the morning of February 13 with a wonderful Opening Ceremony that included a Parade of Flags, the presentation of Torch Awards, two musical performances, and more. Watch the full ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the latest newcomers to TASIS and the current faculty members who have transitioned to new leadership roles for the 2022–2023 academic year.
In this engaging essay, Alex Gabriel ’23 eloquently recaps an Academic Travel canyoning trip to Interlaken and wrestles with the question of how we find meaning in life.
The TASIS College Counseling Office was honored to host admissions representatives from New York University, London School of Economics, University of St Andrews, and University of Leiden on May 30 for a “University Day” that consisted of a variety of informative programming designed primarily for grade 11 students as they prepare to enter the most important stage of the college admissions process.
Fifteen members of TASIS The American School in Switzerland's 66th graduating class earned special recognition at the 2022 Commencement Ceremony. Learn about this year's recipients.
The American School in Switzerland held its 66th Commencement Ceremony in the Palestra on the morning of May 28. 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 2022 Senior Banquet included inspiring remarks from Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff, uplifting speeches from six members of the Class of 2022, and two lovely musical performances.
This month’s edition includes celebrating entrepreneurs, recognizing an honor for a disability rights campaigner, highlighting special events on campus, and more.
The 48th annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival included two musicals, an all-school concert, several music recitals, a dance and theater showcase, a conducting workshop, and a visual art exhibition. See video recordings, photo galleries, and a 3D scan of all the artwork.
Each spring the TASIS High School Faculty selects three exceptional students from grade 11 to receive the prestigious Junior Awards. Read about this year's deserving recipients.
Mariaurora Rosso ’24, a member of the all-female TASIS robotics team that will represent Switzerland at the FIRST LEGO League CARGO CONNECT World Festival in the United States in April, offers her perspective on the team’s accomplishments and discusses why she and her teammates are drawn to the cutting-edge field of robotics.
The 2022 Beat the Bells Run will take place on Sunday, May 1, and will include a virtual component for members of the TASIS community who would like to participate from anywhere in the world.
The 2021–2022 winter athletics season featured dominant play from the Varsity Badminton team and a refreshing return to something resembling normalcy for all student athletes at TASIS. Learn about the season, hear from the coaches, and see who won the Most Valuable Player Award, Most Improved Player Award, and Coaches’ Award for the badminton, basketball, and swimming teams.
Congratulations to Director Julie Frazier-Smith, Music Director Eugene Villanueva, and the incredible cast and crew for their wonderful performances of this adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
Ella Budenbender ’23, who just started at TASIS in January, shares her impressions of the International Week Food Fair and discusses how important it is for students to recognize and value the cultural diversity present at TASIS.
With 60 nations represented in the study body, TASIS had much to celebrate during this year’s International Week, which was held February 14–18. See photos and video content from an inspiring week on campus.
Ella Budenbender '23 interviewed Physical Education Department Chair and Director of Residential Life Mr. Tom Lill, who has been associated with TASIS since 2010 and has juggled these two important roles since 2019.
Alex Gabriel ’23 reflects on how her feelings about the TASIS campus have evolved over the course of her first year at the School.
After a 19-month pause due to the pandemic, season 33 of the popular American adventure reality game show resumed in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with contestants eventually making their way down to Ticino.
Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through five performed beautifully at the annual Elementary School Christmas Concert in the Palestra on the afternoon of December 17. Watch the full concert, see photos, and learn who was involved in this year’s performance.
This year's beautiful Christmas Service was held in the Palestra on the afternoon of December 3 and featured musical performances and readings from students in all three divisions. Watch the full service, see a gallery of photographs, and learn who contributed to the annual community-building event.
Among other highlights, current TASIS students read poignant speeches written by their alumni parents at special Founder’s Day celebrations held in the Palestra and the MCF Piazza on the afternoon of October 1.
In recognition of Mrs. Fleming’s profound effect on generations of students and educators, we commemorate Founder’s Day 2021 by offering a look at some of our favorite letters written to her on birthdays past.
Learn about the incoming members of the TASIS Faculty and the current faculty members who will be transitioning to new leadership roles for the 2021–2022 academic year.
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.