TASIS The American School in Switzerland

Co-Educational (3-19)
Boarding, Day School
+41 91 960 51 51
Via Collina d'Oro 15, 6926 Montagnola, Switzerland
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Year of Foundation 1956
Enrollment Phase / Grades Pre-Kindergarten through Postgraduate
Boarding Boarding, Day School
Number of students 715
Nationalities 60
Teacher Student Ratio 1:6
Accreditations IBO, ECIS, CIS, NEASC
Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) $27,000
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) $89,500

Description

Founded by international education pioneer M. Crist Fleming in 1956, TASIS The American School in Switzerland is a day and boarding school committed to creating global citizens through education, travel, and service.

TASIS welcomes students from Pre-Kindergarten through Postgraduate. 715 students make up the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools for the 2017–2018 academic year, with 270 students between ages 11–19 residing on campus. The student body represents 60 nationalities and speaks 35 different mother tongues.

High School students can choose from individual Advanced Placement courses or pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, helping them receive offers from nearly 400 universities in 20 different nations over the past five years. The School offers an extensive Fine Arts program that includes courses in drama, music, and the visual arts, enabling aspiring artists of any ilk to find their creative voice and nurture their talent.

The campus includes more than 25 buildings dating from the 17th century Villa De Nobili to the state-of-the-art Campo Science Center. Perched on a hillside in sunny southern Switzerland with commanding views of snow-capped mountains, palm trees, and Lake Lugano, the School’s enviable location makes possible an impressive Academic Travel program. Travel experiences throughout the year bring students face-to-face with the rich cultural heritage of Europe and the spectacular natural beauty of the Alps and beyond.

The School’s pioneering Global Service Program transforms lives by providing every High School student with a unique opportunity to connect across borders—whether geographic, economic, or social—through comprehensive experiences that build empathy and encourage personal responsibility.

TASIS encourages physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. Varsity sports teams compete throughout Europe, and a variety of other fitness activities are offered to cater to all interests. Each year also brings many opportunities to ski and explore the breathtaking Alps. Students leave TASIS with a heightened appreciation for the outdoors and an understanding of what it takes to succeed in challenging environments.

Each summer, hundreds of students aged 4½–18 journey to Lugano for the TASIS Summer Programs, which feature intensive academic courses, an unparalleled performing arts program, thrilling outdoor adventures, advanced sports training, and exciting cultural excursions around Europe.

Academics

Curriculum

IB, AP, US Diploma, Core Knowledge

Languages of instruction

English

Foreign languages

French, German, Italian, Spanish

Examinations

International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement

University counseling

Yes

Learning support

Yes

Extra-Curricular

School trips
Community service
Performing arts
Sports
Summer programs

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