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The Campus

Architectural Digest World's Most Beautiful Boarding Schools

The TASIS campus stands on the Collina d’Oro (“Hill of Gold”) in Montagnola, a small village overlooking Lugano. The spectacular setting, with the Swiss mountains above and Lake Lugano below, is a constant reminder of the grandeur and beauty of nature, and it's no wonder that TASIS is at the top of Architectural Digest Magazine’s list of the most beautiful boarding schools in the world

Symbolized in the TASIS Crest as the Tower, culture is central to a TASIS education; the emphasis on art and history starts with the campus itself. Both the historic and new, award-winning campus buildings suggest the nobility toward which humans can aspire.

A colorful combination of relics from the 17th century and state-of-the-art, eco-friendly new buildings, the campus is a hive of learning and activity. The classic architecture of the campus buildings, with their graceful, humane proportions, helps to focus TASIS students on a significant purpose of their education: to value genuine beauty in their own lives.

“We are blessed indeed, each and every one of us, to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world,” remarked Mrs. Fleming, who believed strongly that beauty matters. Her influence has informed all aspects of life at TASIS—from graceful settings and inspired architecture to paintings on walls, candles and flowers on tables, fine dress and a comely appearance, a well-crafted essay, a curving corner kick in soccer, a canvas on display at the Arts Festival, or a solo at the Christmas concert.