The American School in Switzerland (TASIS)

  • School Type

  • School Size

    715 Students
  • Class Size

    12 Students
  • Location

    Via Collina d'Oro
    Montagnola, 6926
  • Diploma

    (IBDP) International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, American High School Diploma (AP),
  • Camps Available

    Boarding school, Summer Camp,
  • Languages

    English, Italian,
  • Boarding Age

    4-18 Years Old
  • Tuition fees

    91000 CHF

Basic Information

TASIS is the oldest American school in Switzerland and consistently ranks as one of Europe’s best boarding schools. The historical campus dating back from the 17th Century comprises 25 buildings, which includes two gyms, art studios, music rooms, The Ferit Şahenk Fine Arts Center and the Campo Science Center.

The school welcomes international students from Pre-Kindergarten through to Postgraduate level study, and prides itself on its international focus. Students hail from 60 different nationalities, of which 35 world languages are being spoken on campus everyday.

Situated just 10 minutes from Lugano Airport, TASISl is located in the Italian-spoken part of Switzerland, which is around 80km north of Milan.

Academics and Boarding

TASIS’s academic program and approach has meant many of their students have gained admissions to some of the most competitive universities and colleges around the world. Small class sizes of around 13 pupils combined with a holistic program, provides a rich and varied curriculum that encourages students to find their own voice.
English is the primary language of instruction, however all students are required to study at least one modern language in addition to their native tongue. This is in preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) which is offered alongside the Advanced Placement courses (AP) to High schools students.
Physical fitness is another key aspect of the curriculum and TASIS sports teams compete in different competitions across Europe. During the winter months activities may varies from skiing to exploring regions of Zermatt, Gstaad and Crans-Montana
Boarders are welcomed to the school from Grade 6 and typically students share dorms with around 2-4 other pupils. TASIS ensures students live and grow in a peaceful, safe, respectful environment.

Extracurricular Activities

After school, there are various extra-curricular activities students can participate in including: Model UN, Theatre productions and Instrumental groups.
TASIS also offers an exciting Summer Camp every year, you can learn more here.

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