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The TASIS Global Village

1) M. Crist Fleming Library, classrooms, & dorm
2) Monticello classrooms & dorm
3) Palestra Sports Center
4) Casetta offices
5) Villa De Nobili dorm, offices, health center, & dining
6) Scuderia dorm
7) Giani dorm
8) Hadsall dorm & ES classrooms
9) Coach House classrooms
10) Casa Fleming
11) Lanterna classrooms & dorm
12) Fiammetta classrooms
13) Palmer Cultural Center
14) Ferit Şahenk Fine Arts Center & Palestrina gym
15) MacDermid Hall residence & classrooms & Music Center*
16) Campo Science Center
17) Le Pergole ES classrooms*
18) Belvedere dorm & classrooms
19) Balmelli dorm
20) Del Sole dorm
21) Ca’ Piccola dorm
22) Aurora classrooms
23) Underground Parking, Sports Field, & Basketball Court*
24) Greenhouse*
25) Gatehouse*
26) Dining Hall*
27) Swimming Pool*
*To be realized


In 1996, TASIS engaged classical architect and urban designer David Mayernik to develop a Master Plan for the TASIS campus. The result is a long-term plan that is not only tailored to the needs of the School but also serves as a model for the world as an ideal academic community. The guiding idea of the Master Plan is to create a village environment to foster a sense of community, complete with green spaces, open piazzas, and multi-functional buildings. The Plan also places sustainable development at the forefront. TASIS has since become renowned as an example and advocate of sustainable campus design.

The TASIS Global Village is an internationally recognized leader in stewardship and sustainability. Completing the Global Village requires continued dedication, hard work, and financial support over many years. The challenge is enormous and exciting! Since its founding in 1956, TASIS has established its reputation as the oldest and finest American boarding school in Europe, and as the School realizes its Global Village Master Plan it has also developed the most beautiful campus in Europe: a shining light for Ticino, and a proud expression of America’s contributions to international culture.


To find out more about TASIS's past, see where our programs and initiatives are today, and learn how you can be part of the change that will secure TASIS's standing as one of the most academically challenging institutions in the world, please see The TASIS Global Village: Our Vision for the Future. This in-depth publication also provides background information on the school that Mrs. Fleming started, the TASIS Foundation, Mrs. Fleming's Endowment for International Understanding and Leadership, awards and scholarships at TASIS, Annual Giving, the MCF Legacy Society, the different ways to give, and more.

If you'd like to participate and help TASIS make the completion of the Global Village a reality, please email