Before you apply, consider visiting with a member of our Admissions Team. You may schedule a campus tour, book an online information session, or submit your questions via our Request Information Form. We also encourage you to read through our Frequently Asked Questions page for information about common topics.
You may apply using our Middle and High School PDF application (available above). Please remember to read carefully and complete all required pieces of the application.
What you will need
All sections completed and signed.
Copy of Passport
A copy of the student’s passport page(s), indicating name, date of birth, and other vital information. The student’s passport needs to be valid for at least six months after entering the School.
Please upload a passport-style photograph or past school portrait of your child. If you don’t have one, feel free to take one with your smartphone. Photos should be only of your child and against a neutral background (white or other light color preferred).
A certified digital transcript of the student's school records for the past three years. Parents should request a certified digital transcript to be emailed directly from the Office of the Registrar at their child's previous school(s) to email@example.com. The transcript(s) should include the final grades for each year, the grading scale with specific details about the minimum passing grade, and an official English translation (if necessary). Please note that any transfer transcripts received by TASIS will not be returned to the student's family.
Three teacher recommendations from the student’s present school, preferably from the principal, head teacher, or counselor, and teachers of English and Math. Recommendation forms are included in the application packet.
- General Teacher/Counselor/Principal
- Math Teacher
- English Teacher
English Proficiency Test (for non-native English speakers)
The TASIS EAL Writing Proficiency Test and the Cambridge English Proficiency Test (CEPT) or TOEFL/TOEFL Jr/IELTS are required if English is not the candidate’s native language. Please contact the Admissions Office regarding the administration of these tests.
Current standardized test results, if available.
International Baccalaureate Application
The International Baccalaureate Supplementary Application must be completed by candidates applying to 11th grade who wish to pursue the IB Diploma. Please visit our IB page for more information.
A non-refundable application fee of CHF 300.
International Baccalaureate Program
If you are interested in applying for our International Baccalaureate program, please complete the International Baccalaureate Application in addition to your regular application.
All admissions-related correspondence and documents should be addressed to:
Director of Admissions
TASIS The American School in Switzerland
6926 Montagnola-Lugano, Switzerland
Tel: +41 91 960 5151
Candidates are notified promptly of the Committee’s decision. Upon confirmation of acceptance, students will be sent more specific information regarding enrollment.
TASIS admits qualified students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in its admissions policies and practices.