The American School in SwitzerlandThe American School in Switzerland

TASIS at a Glance

Founded

1956

Founder

M. Crist Fleming

Headmaster

Christopher Nikoloff

Location

Montagnola, Ticino, Switzerland
(Directions)
• 10 minutes from Lugano Airport & Train Station
• 1 hour north of Milan, Italy
• 3 hours south of Zurich, Switzerland

Grade Levels

Pre-K through 12 & Postgraduate

Academics

Bilingual instruction for students in grades 1–9*
American Diploma
Advanced Placement
International Baccalaureate
English as an Additional Language Program

*In accordance with Cantonal requirements

Student Body

Total Enrollment: 684
Elementary School: 181
Middle School: 106
High School: 397
Boarding Students: 255 (grades 6–Postgraduate)
Day Students: 429
Countries Represented: 57

Faculty

150

Average Class Size

13 (this figure may vary across divisions)

Student/Teacher Ratio  

6:1

Accreditations

European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Campus

Campus Map
25 Buildings
9 Dormitories

Featured Programs

Global Service Program
Academic Travel
Ski Adventure
 Alumni More than 21,000
684
STUDENTS

 
60%
BOARDING STUDENTS
IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

 
57
NATIONALITIES

 
25
BUILDINGS

 
1st
AMERICAN
BOARDING SCHOOL
IN EUROPE