We check in with Director of Residential Life Tom Lill, Pastoral Care Coordinator Patrick Alava, and several Middle School boarding students to learn about the strengths of the TASIS Middle School Boarding Program.


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Watch Leticia Assis de Albuquerque's quick look at High School boarding life

TASIS alumni continue to do amazing things all over the globe. This month we hear from entrepreneurs, animal rights activists, distinguished epicures, and a journalist on the front line. We also welcome two former students back to Lugano.


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Inspired by her Global Service Program trip with the Serving Southern Africa group in April 2017, Camilla Redmond Costa '18 chose to return to Zambia on her own for 10 days this December. Student writer Anastasia Kolesnikova '18 shares her story.


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Music enthusiast Giorgio Gambazzi '18 writes about the incredible progress made by the High School Music Program in recent years.

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Amelia Panella '18 spoke to several TASIS students to learn about the different holiday traditions their families have.

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Spotlight on the TASIS Faculty

Faculty excellence remains at the core of the TASIS experience, and this month our student writers have contributed four more profiles to the Faculty Features page on the TASIS website.

Emma Dressler '18 interviewed Elementary and Middle School Theater Director Mr. Matthew Frazier-Smith, who also teaches dance and music during the Academic Year and served as the Director of the Dedicated Performing Arts Team in the TASIS Summer Programs from 2014–2017.

Nicolas Jacquemin '20 filmed an interview with High School History Teacher Mr. Brody Fredericksen, who has taught at TASIS since 2007. Mr. Fredericksen discussed his approach to teaching, his previous experience, and the reasons he would recommend TASIS to any student.

Shu Ye '18 interviewed Elementary School Italian Section Teacher Ms. Cecilia Origoni, who currently teaches students in grade three and helped found the School's Italian Section when she started at TASIS in 2006.

Lilian Angelone '19 sat down with Pre-K to 8 Learning Technologies Coordinator and Elementary School Math Coordinator Mr. Tim Venchus, who has done much to advance the use of technology in the classroom since he started at TASIS in 2010.

Sasha Tsenter '19 offers a lighter look at the TASIS Faculty. She checked in with 10 teachers to learn about their favorite classroom expressions.


Ekaterina Plotnikova '18 offers a bit of humorous advice to the many seniors who are struggling to balance their normal academic responsibilities with the daunting task of completing all their college applications.

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High School Theater Director Valerie Carlson and Elementary and Middle School Theater Director Matthew Frazier-Smith have announced that this spring's musicals will be Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast JR., and Cry Wolf.

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Upcoming Events

Feb   5 • No classes for MS/HS 

Feb 12–16 • International Week

Feb 22 • ES Parent-Teacher Conferences

Feb 24–Mar 2 • HS Academic Travel

Feb 26–Mar 2 • MS Academic Travel

Mar 9 • Yearbook portrait retakes

Mar 15–17 • HS Spring Musical

Mar 17 • ES Easter Egg Hunt