Academic Year Opens With 684 Students from 57 Nations

Learn about the size of each division, the number of students who are new to TASIS, which nations are represented, which languages are spoken, and more.

Academic Year Opens With 684 Students from 57 Nations

Learn about the size of each division, the number of students who are new to TASIS, which nations are represented, which languages are spoken, and more.

By the numbers

TASIS The American School in Switzerland has opened the new academic year with 684 students from 57 nations. Below we offer a closer look at the 2021–2022 TASIS student body.

206

students are new to TASIS.

478

students have returned to TASIS, marking a retention rate of 87 percent.

19

students are the children of TASIS alumni—the highest number in our 66-year history!

When a family is introduced to TASIS through an alumnus, we know the applicant already understands something important about the culture of the school.

Bill Eichner, Director of Institutional Advancement

Nearing the Finish Line

The Class of 2022 will be a bit larger than last year’s graduating class (105 compared to 102). Next year’s graduating class projects to be even bigger, as grade 11 is currently the largest in the School with 127 students.

 

57

nationalities are represented in the student body.

The World Comes to Switzerland

Albania
Argentina
Australia*
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh*
Belarus
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Colombia
Costa Rica*
Cote d'Ivoire
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
France

Germany
Greece
Hungary*
India
Iran*
Ireland
Israel*
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Malta
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway

Philippines*
Poland
Portugal
Qatar*
Romania
Russia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saudi Arabia
Serbia*
Slovakia
Spain
Switzerland
Sweden
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay*
Venezuela

*10 new nations are represented in this year’s student body.

 

36

different languages are spoken as a mother tongue.

A Multilingual Campus

Albanian
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Bengali
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English

Estonian
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Kazakh
Korean
Latvian
Maltese

Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian

Home Away From Home

A total of 255 students (51 percent of all Middle and High School students) reside in one of the nine dormitories on campus.

We aren’t looking for one type of student. There are countless different pathways through TASIS, but they all share the TASIS experience.

Emily McKee, Director of Admissions

 

The School of Choice

The 427 applications our Admissions Office received for the 2021–2022 academic year represent an increase of eight percent from last year and are the most since 2013. The pandemic prevented Director of Admissions Emily McKee, who in a typical year flies all over the world, from making a single admissions trip last year. She and her team did, however, host 580 virtual visits!
 

Learn more about our community

Meet some of the faces behind the numbers. Browse our wide collection of stories about our alumni, students, and faculty in our Community Life section.

Meet Our Community