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Bryan Soh '18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Bryan Soh '18 writes about the many joys of studying Italian for a week while staying with a host family in Sicily.
Shu Ye '18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Shu Ye '18 discusses how she's been influenced by her Academic Travel trips to Sicily and Munich.
Diana Kuznetsova '18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Stage manager Diana Kuznetsova '18 discusses her first TASIS Theater production, which included a trip to Veneto for the cast and crew.
Aurelia Dochnal '19 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Aurelia Dochnal '19 explains how the Honors World Literature trip to Florence helped her see Dante in a whole new light.
Ekaterina Plotnikova ’18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Ekaterina Plotnikova '18, who went on the IB Environmental Studies trip to Cyprus this fall, reflects on the varied travel experiences that have shaped her character.
Anastasia Kolesnikova ’18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Anastasia Kolesnikova '18 writes about the IB Physics trip that included visits to CERN, a massive wind farm, and several power plants.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Nov 28, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Read about highlights from the fall season, learn who won the awards for each team, and see the top photographs.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 4:09:00 PM
This year's fall play dazzled audiences over the course of a three-night run in the Palmer Center. See photos from the show and watch the full performances from Friday and Saturday night.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 11:04:00 AM
Acclaimed architect David Mayernik, who developed a Master Plan for TASIS in 1996 and has since designed or renovated more than ten buildings on campus, accepted the Urban Design Award at the 2016 INTBAU World Congress.
TASIS Today - Posted Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM
We catch up with the prolific Thiago de Aragao '01, who explains, "At TASIS we learn to become diplomats without even acknowledging it."
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 2:24:00 PM
Motivated by her own hardships, Heela Najibullah has devoted her life to helping those who need it most. She shared her story with TASIS students as part of the Senior Humanities Program.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM
The highly respected weekly cultural program filmed its November 9 episode—"The Future of the USA"—on the campus of TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Oct 28, 2016 10:50:00 AM
The Brangelina divorce, hit albums, new fashion collections, and more. Learn about a few of the amazing projects our alumni are involved in.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 6:10:00 PM
John Hooper, whose brilliant career in journalism has spanned more than 40 years, kicked off the 2016–2017 Senior Humanities Program with an engaging lecture about his latest book, The Italians, which examines contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016 3:16:00 PM
Students and faculty offered visitors a first-hand look at the extraordinary talent at TASIS during a special Family Weekend assembly on the afternoon of October 21, 2016.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Oct 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM
In the first installment of the TASIS Faculty Lecture Series, Math Teacher, Service Learning Leader, and Dorm Head Danny Schiff inspired the High School student body with tales from his remarkable summer.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Sep 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM
TASIS students have received acceptance letters from 425 schools in 20 different nations over the past five years. We examine how the School's first-rate College Counseling Office has helped make this happen.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Sep 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM
A combination of great teachers, an inventive curriculum, and first-rate facilities has made TASIS a very attractive destination for science enthusiasts.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 10:15:00 AM
Students from the TASIS Elementary School and Middle School Choirs recorded backup vocals for Gotthard, one of the most successful Swiss bands of all time, on the afternoon of September 20.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM
All 11 TASIS students who took the AP Calculus AB exam in 2016 earned a 5. Hear from their teacher and learn about some more excellent scores from last spring's exams.
bshea - Posted Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM
We examine the excellent work done by the TASIS EAL Department and highlight other impressive results from the 2016 International Baccalaureate exams.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Nineteen TASIS students have earned an AP Scholar Award for their exceptional work on the 2016 Advanced Placement exams.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Ultramarathons, massive bike tours, advanced degrees, professional development, publications, weddings, births, and more—learn about many of the exciting things the TASIS faculty and staff did over the summer.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Sep 16, 2016 3:45:00 PM
TASIS students and faculty commemorated the amazing life of international educational pioneer M. Crist Fleming at special Founder's Day ceremonies on September 15–16.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 9:27:00 AM
After graduating the largest senior class in School history, TASIS opened the 2016–2017 Academic Year with 716 students hailing from 61 different nations.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 4:52:00 PM
More than 300 TASIS alumni and friends returned to Montagnola in August 2016 to celebrate the School's 60th Anniversary. The amazing weekend was capped by two special performances of Todd Fletcher's original musical, MCF: What a Life!
marslanian - Posted Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM
From June 8-19, 11 TASIS students traveled to Cambodia to build, teach, and learn. Mathematics teacher and chaperone Kerry Venchus shares her impressions of her first trip with the Global Service group.
marslanian - Posted Friday, Jul 8, 2016 3:42:00 PM
Aida Loggiodice '17 and Maria Paula Ramos '17 reflect on their incredible 13-day trip to Mongolia with Understanding Ulgii, the newest addition to the TASIS Global Service Program.
marslanian - Posted Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 3:09:00 PM
Roubik Aftandilians '74 hosted an elegant reunion at his home on April 30, 2016—complete with TASIS memorabilia and a VW Bus!
bshea - Posted Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 2:05:00 PM
School Photographer Kim Nelson's annual year-in-review slideshow was a huge hit at the TASIS High School's Farewell Assembly in late May.
TASIS - Posted Monday, May 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM
The 42nd annual TASIS Arts Festival was a wonderful celebration of vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, painting, drawing, photography, architecture, sculpture, ceramics, and other creative endeavors.
bshea - Posted Friday, May 20, 2016 2:00:00 PM
See who won the Varsity Athletics awards this spring and read about some of the exciting highlights from the season.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, students in the TASIS Elementary School have participated in the innovative Service Learning project Read to Feed, partnering with Heifer International to donate livestock to struggling families all over the the world.
bshea - Posted Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:00:00 PM
We recently caught up with summer alumni from each of the past six decades and asked them what memories still stand out today. Six major themes emerged.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM
We take a look back at a wonderful tribute to M. Crist Fleming that was written by neuroscientist Leslie Tolbert '69 when TASIS turned 50.
bshea - Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:51:00 PM
Eighty-nine students, staff, and community members completed this year's walk, which was organized by the student-directed Service Learning Board and simulated what many people in the developing world must go through daily to secure clean water.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:41:00 PM
TASIS recognizes members of the High School community who embody the timeless virtues known as the Magnificent Seven.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM
TASIS College Counselor Carroll Birk's extraordinary efforts added special meaning to one of the School's most inspiring Global Service trips.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM
We caught up with a handful of TASIS alumni who are making their mark on the world.
Adam Novak '17 - Posted Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Adam Novak '17 wrote an excellent recap of this year's Serving Southern Africa trip, in which 13 TASIS students and four adult leaders spent two full weeks working with rural and urban communities in Zambia.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Apr 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM
The Elementary School captured the many joys of reading with a full slate of exciting events during the week of April 18–22.
Gabriella Piconi ’16 - Posted Monday, Apr 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Gabriella Piconi '16 reflects on her second Global Service trip to Ethiopia, where TASIS students worked closely with Nuovo Fiore Ethiopia, a non-profit organization that aids and encourages the education of young boys and girls in East Africa.
Valerie Bijur Carlson & David Jepson - Posted Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Drama Director Valerie Bijur Carlson and Director of Studies David Jepson reflect on the value of having students act and see live Shakespeare, a hallmark of a TASIS education.
Cindy Smith - Posted Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM
The fabulous musical MCF: What a Life was first performed at Mrs. Fleming's 90th birthday celebration in August 2000. We revisit one audience member's reaction to the world premiere.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 10:20:00 AM
We caught up with the Les Benjamins founder at TASIS after he made his stunning Milan debut at Men's Fashion Week.
bshea - Posted Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM
In February, TASIS students went on the first three Global Service trips of the 2015-2016 Academic Year, enjoying transformative experiences in Kenya, Morocco, and India.
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Read a detailed account of this year's trip from two of the chaperones and hear alumni reflect on how Outward Bound changed them.
bshea - Posted Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Learn about this year's Spring Academic Travel destinations and hear alumni reminisce about their favorite travel experiences at TASIS.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 3:00:00 PM
See the list of award winners, read about some of the team and individual highlights, and check out the best photos from the winter season.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Learn about the upcoming High School Spring Musical and hear from the production team, the invaluable but often overlooked crew that serves as the engine of the performance.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM
As we prepare for our 60th Anniversary Celebration this summer, we take a look back at a wonderful letter M. Crist Fleming wrote when TASIS turned 20 in 1976.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Read a recap of this exciting TASIS tradition, watch the Parade of Flags, and see tons of great photos from the week.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 12:30:00 PM
News from alumni around the world
Tanya Paul '18 - Posted Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 5:00:00 PM
TASIS sophomore Tanya Paul penned an impressive account of her transformative trip to the Netherlands for The Hague International Model United Nations conference.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM
How did TASIS handle nearly six feet of snow in one week? Read the article and watch Milo Zanecchia's excellent video to find out.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM
TASIS is honored to play a small role in improving the life of a 16-year-old Iraqi girl who has survived a nightmare few can conceive of.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Feb 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM
As we celebrate 60 years of TASIS history, we take a look back at the incredible story of how the most iconic building on campus, Villa de Nobili, served as a hive of anti-Nazi and anti-Fascist activity throughout World War II.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM
The "Mo Bros" released their third Movember video this fall in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for important men's health issues. Learn how this annual tradition started at TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 2:00:00 PM
Students, faculty, and staff from all three divisions gathered at the church of San Nicolao della Flüe for a beautiful Christmas Service on the afternoon of December 6. Watch the service and see some great holiday photos from events over the past few weeks.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 2:00:00 PM
We profiled five of the many remarkable young women at TASIS who have demonstrated impressive leadership skills outside the classroom.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 2:00:00 PM
TASIS teachers are lifelong learners who are constantly looking for ways to hone their crafts and introduce their students to innovative new ideas. Learn about some of the exciting things they've been up to lately.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM
The TASIS website is an indispensable tool for staying informed and organized. Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, or faculty member, these pointers will help you get the most out of the website.
Mark Aeschliman - Posted Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Architecture & Design teacher Mark Aeschliman recaps his class's trip to one of the world's leading museums of design.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 4:00:00 PM
TASIS athletes produced a number of memorable moments this fall. Read about each team's accomplishments, hear from the coaches, and see which players were recognized with awards.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Nov 13, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Director Valerie Bijur Carlson's cast and crew put on three outstanding performances of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy Love's Labour's Lost in November.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 4:00:00 PM
The TASIS Elementary School started with 43 students in the fall of 2005. It now welcomes 201 students from 28 different nations. Learn about the program strengths that have helped drive this growth.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 4:00:00 PM
These young alumni have made quite an impact in the real estate, fashion, and technology fields. See their stories and their words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Mark Chevalier, TASIS - Posted Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 3:00:00 PM
More than 500 students and chaperones headed off on 23 separate trips to 17 different locations around Europe during the last week of October. Read about some of the lessons they learned and hear students and faculty reflect on the highlights.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Following a number of incredible performances at Expo Milano, distinguished musician Jeanie Cunningham spent a few days visiting classes at TASIS and then talked to us about the experience. Her energy and spirit made quite an impression on students, who were happy to share their reactions.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 3:00:00 PM
TASIS welcomed the families of Middle School and High School students to campus this morning for the School's annual Family Weekend celebration...
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Milo Zanecchia '08 has created an excellent video that effectively captures the excitement of TASIS's whirlwind day at Expo Milano. Click on the image above to watch the video, and use the link below to read more about the day.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Every summer, CDE hires young people ages 18 and over to work as counselors for our youngest Summer Program children. Some of these counselors find such joy in this job that it inspires them to become teachers! We spoke to a few CDE veterans and current staff members about how CDE influenced their decision to teach.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 2:00:00 PM
TASIS offers both programs, and students are sometimes unsure which path is best for them. Read about the differences and learn how students have performed in recent years.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Oct 2, 2015 12:00:00 PM
With an ideal location in the heart Europe, an incredibly diverse student body, and a number of unique academic programs, TASIS has long attracted lifelong learners who love travel and adventure.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 PM
More than 50 TASIS students traveled with UK University and College Counsellor Howard Stickley to the Zurich Marriott Hotel for the Zurich College Night on the evening of Tuesday, September 29...
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Iverson, who as a Time Magazine photographer covered the major events of the Middle East for 25 years, spent three days at TASIS to kick off this year's Senior Humanities Program.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM
The Opsahl Global Service Program was envisioned by Jan Opsahl '68, who became the first international student at TASIS when he came from Norway in 1965. Learn about the experiences that led Jan to propose this pioneering program.
Peter Boynton '69 - Posted Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Alumni from multiple decades met in southern France for a week of hiking, canoeing, and visiting historical sites.
bshea - Posted Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 3:00:00 PM
TASIS held special Founder's Day assemblies on the afternoons of September 15-16 to honor the incredible life of international education pioneer M. Crist Fleming.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Roubik Aftandilians '74 has been involved with SOEX, a German-based international company that recycles used textiles, since 2008.
bshea - Posted Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 3:00:00 PM
For hundreds of students from around the world, the term "Mrs. Betsy" is synonymous with summer on the Collina d'Oro.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Aug 21, 2015 3:00:00 PM
TASIS welcomed two veteran leaders to Lugano in August, both of whom not only possess what Mrs. Fleming refers to above, but have also had a profound effect on her schools.
Monica Landoni '15 - Posted Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 3:00:00 PM
In early June, 13 TASIS students traveled to Siem Riep, Cambodia to work with the NGO Caring for Cambodia. Our students spent their days teaching beginning English and helping out with meals at two CFC schools.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Jun 19, 2015 3:00:00 PM
In June, 12 students went to Ethiopia with Nuovo Fiore, an organization dedicated to improving education for children in central Africa. The students worked at a school teaching students and learning about how Nuovo Fiore helps transform the lives of children. The organization was founded by TASIS board member Riccardo Braglia, and his involvement is an inspiring model for our students.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Please enjoy the latest video featuring the GSP Gram Vikas trip over spring break 2015. To learn more about this trip, please read our previous post with stories from students who participated.
Dr. Charles Skipper - Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Veteran Italian teacher, Mario D'Azzo, receives the 2015 Master Teacher Award
Valerie Carlson, Theater Director - Posted Friday, May 15, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Theater Director, Valerie Carlson, shares the wonderful experience of producing Fiddler on the Roof with a talented and multicultural group of students.
bshea - Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Serving Southern Africa is perhaps TASIS's longest-running service group. Started by Howard Stickley over a decade ago, the group has spent between two and three weeks annually in Zambia and Botswana.
TASIS - Posted Friday, May 1, 2015 4:00:00 PM
TASIS celebrates the opening of the Campo Science Center with a gala sponsored by the TASIS Parent Association.
Andra Yount, TASIS Faculty - Posted Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 4:00:00 PM
"I'm a big believer in the somewhat unpopular idea that poetry is for everyone."
TASIS - Posted Monday, Apr 27, 2015 3:00:00 PM
For the second year, First Grade will be working with Heifer International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending world hunger and poverty by donating livestock to struggling families in different parts of the world.
Koshiro Ashizawa '15 - Posted Friday, Apr 24, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Emily Shinn, History Teacher - Posted Friday, Apr 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Taina Barrau '16 & Alexander Wolf '16 - Posted Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Isabella Piconi '16 - Posted Monday, Apr 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM
By Isabella Piconi '16
By Elyana Ramos '18 - Posted Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 4:00:00 PM
By Elyana Ramos '18
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Theresa Cullen Hill will join TASIS as the Elementary School head at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
Marie-Amelie Prieur '16 - Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 4:00:00 PM
By Marie-Amelie Prieur '16
Lynn Fleming Aeschliman '63 - Posted Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 5:00:00 PM
Striving for excellence in education is a perpetual challenge and one to which TASIS has steadily and faithfully committed itself—past, present, and future.
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