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Tamara Schumacher Announced as TASIS Khan-Page Master Teacher

TASIS Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff announced on the afternoon of June 7 that High School EAL and Art History Teacher Tamara Schumacher, who has taught at TASIS since 2006 and is retiring at the end of this year,  is the recipient of the 2024 Khan-Page Master Teacher Award. 

TASIS Elementary School Bids Farewell to Fifth-Grade Class

The TASIS Elementary School held its annual Moving-Up Ceremony in the Palmer Cultural Center on the morning of June 7. See photos and video footage of student presentations, musical performances, the presentation of diplomas, and more.

TASIS Middle School Says Goodbye to Eighth-Grade Class

The Middle School’s annual Moving-Up Ceremony was held in the Palmer Cultural Center on the afternoon of June 6 and included student speeches, musical performances, the presentation of awards and diplomas, and more.   

This Month at TASIS: May 2024

From the Spring Arts Festival and TPA Spring Gala to Senior Prom and Graduation, we offer a photo-driven look at a very busy month at TASIS.

Three TASIS Juniors Honored by High School Faculty

Each spring the High School Faculty selects three students in grade 11 who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to service and recognizes them with the prestigious Junior Awards. Read about this year's recipients.

TASIS Announces 2024 Graduation Awards

Eighteen members of TASIS The American School in Switzerland's 68th graduating class earned special recognition at the 2024 Commencement Ceremony. Learn about this year's recipients.

TASIS Presents the Amazing Class of 2024

We held our 68th Commencement Ceremony in the TASIS Palestra on the morning of May 25. Watch the full ceremony and a highlight video, learn about the graduates, see a full list of university acceptances, and find links to photo galleries from Graduation Week.

The Talented Class of 2024 Says Goodbye

Held in the Palestra on the evening of May 24, the largest Senior Banquet in school history included opening remarks from Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff, poignant speeches from three members of the Class of 2024, a wide variety of excellent musical performances, and more. Watch the full banquet.

TASIS Artists Dream Big at 2024 Spring Arts Festival

This year’s amazing festival included an opening assembly, a drama performance, a conducting workshop, an advanced piano recital, an extensive visual art exhibition, and an incredible performing arts showcase, Dream, that involved more than 200 singers, players, actors, and dancers from the TASIS community. See video recordings and highlights, photo galleries, and a virtual tour of the art exhibition.

TASIS 2023–2024 Athletes of the Year Announced

Athletic Director Masa Yo hosted the annual Spring Athletic Awards Assembly on the afternoon of May 10. Learn about all the award recipients, including the Male and Female Athlete of the Year.

Four Members of Class of 2025 Inducted to TASIS Cum Laude Society Chapter

At the annual High School Academic Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of May 6, Head of High School for Academics Dr. Mark Abisi announced that four students from the Class of 2025 have been inducted to the TASIS Cum Laude Society chapter in recognition of their exceptional scholastic achievements. Established in 2017, the TASIS chapter now totals 62 members.

Three Records Fall at 11th Annual TASIS Beat the Bells Run

Forty-four members of the TASIS community departed from campus at 9:15 on the morning of May 5 with the goal of running to Lake Lugano and back before the bells of Chiesa di Sant'Abbondio rang at 10:00. Learn about this year’s record-setting run.

TASIS Spring Arts Festival To Open on May 13

This year’s festival will include a special assembly, a performance from the Middle School Drama classes, an Elementary School Conducting Workshop, an Advanced Piano Recital, and a robust Visual Arts Exhibition before concluding with the second annual Performing Arts Showcase, Dream, on May 19. Learn more and see the full schedule of events.

This Month at TASIS: April 2024

From Opsahl Global Service Program trips to Thailand and Nepal and the commencement of spring athletic competitions to Elementary School Book Week and IB visual arts exhibitions, we take a photo-driven look at the past month at TASIS.

TASIS Elementary School Celebrates Book Week

This year’s Book Week was held from April 22–26 and was centered around the theme of "Empathy: Where Hearts and Stories Meet." See highlights from the week and read interviews Daniella Linares ’24 conducted with Elementary School Librarian Erin Fitzgerald, Elementary School Literacy and Language Coordinator Melissa Fogal, and a number of Elementary School students.

TASIS Hosts Literary Colloquium With Museo Hermann Hesse Montagnola

With the aim of exploring how Hermann Hesse's ideas on world literature help us understand global literature today, poet and philosopher Stella N'Djoku interviewed TASIS High School English Department Chair Dr. Chris Love and three TASIS seniors—Giada Giuliani, Anna Batyreva, and Ilana Uribe Zuluaga—to learn about the works of literature that have been most significant in their journeys as readers and scholars. This event marked the second edition of the Hesse Now: A Library of World Literature talk series. 

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