September 2017


TASIS students driven to find a home at a highly selective university can do so by pursuing an IB Diploma or by taking a number of AP courses and scoring highly on the corresponding exams. They may further bolster their candidacy by performing well on standardized tests, writing strong personal statements, and demonstrating an impressive commitment to a combination of the arts, athletics, local and global service, and leadership positions on or off campus.

In short, there are many paths to success at TASIS. We examine the roads traveled by eight outstanding members of the Class of 2017.

TASIS Lifer Caps Brilliant Career with Valedictorian Award

Class of 2017 Valedictorian Adam Novak (Ukraine) will study Economics at Bocconi University after a stellar career at TASIS that spanned 12 years and included some very impressive scores on 10 AP exams.

Accomplished Linguist To Pursue Degree in International Hotel Management

Laura Vecoli (Italy), who earned the 2017 Award for Excellence in Modern Languages, will study at the world's top-ranked hotel management school: École Hôtelière de Lausanne.

Niccolò McConnell (United Kingdom), who scored a remarkable 42 points on his IB Diploma assessment, will study Economics and Statistics at University College London, where the acceptance rate for his program is just 11 percent.

H. Miller Crist Award Winner

To Study International Economics and Management at Bocconi

Aida Loggiodice (Venezuela) selected the renowned business and management school over University of Virginia, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Surrey, and Tilburg University.

Exceptional Musician

Carving His Own Path

Chapman Tennessee Hildebrand '17 (United States) will pursue a degree in Music Industry Studies while also studying composition for media and film at Loyola University New Orleans beginning in the fall of 2018. He has some big plans in the meantime.

Lisa Caberlotto (Italy), who came to Switzerland for her senior year after spending one year as a boarding student at TASIS England, will pursue a Bachelor of Science in International Economics and Finance at Bocconi University.
Caimin Long (United States), who came to TASIS as a senior and stayed for a postgraduate year, will study General Management at Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

Excellence in Science Award Recipient to Pursue Career in Medicine

After three outstanding years at TASIS, Hannah Gage (United States/South Korea) accepted an offer with scholarship from The Ohio State University, where she will be a Pre-Medicine candidate.

Visit the Recent Graduates page on the TASIS website to see more student profiles.


We review the data and glean the highlights from last spring's International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement exams, the results of which were released over the summer.


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We interviewed more than 40 students and parents to find out what they appreciate about the TASIS Elementary School. Their answers were inspiring.


Featuring TASIS parents


Featuring TASIS students


Enjoy our annual look at the many impressive and fulfilling things TASIS faculty and staff members do over the summer.


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TASIS held a special Founder's Day Assembly on the afternoon of September 14 to commemorate the incredible life of M. Crist Fleming. Watch the full celebration.


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Professor Eric Wen '70, distinguished teacher of music theory and music analysis, is one of a select few musicologists leading the charge to keep music theory and analysis at the forefront of university-level music education, ensuring the legacy of the great classical tradition of high-cultural Western music.


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A farmer, sustainable designer, science illustrator, and educator, Mr. Trumpey addressed the senior class on September 25 and visited classes September 25–27. Watch his speech and read about this year's other SHP guests.


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We are pleased to report that the thousands of photographs posted on the TASIS SmugMug page have received more than 10 million total views in the past calendar year alone, including more than 700,000 since Opening Day on September 1. For those new to SmugMug, digital versions of all photos can be saved to your desktop for free while a wide variety of print options can be ordered directly from the site.


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