W h at Se t s u s A pa rt
Courage to Dream Big
Beautiful Campus Setting
Strong Academic Programs
From its founding in 1956 to her passing in
Perched on a hillside in sunny southern
With an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and more than 15 Advanced Placement courses, our academic program is designed to challenge all students. TASIS students have consistently outperformed their peers in their pursuit of the IB Diploma, which opens doors to outstanding universities around the world.
2009, M. Crist Fleming cited TASIS as the fulfillment of her dreams and encouraged students to follow their own—to dream big enough and bold enough to lead a life of consequence and make the world “a better place in small and large ways for all the humans who inhabit it.”
Switzerland with commanding views of snow-capped mountains, palm trees, and Lake Lugano, our global village comprises 25 buildings dating from the 17th-century Villa De Nobili to the Campo Science Center, completed in 2014.
Vibrant Global Community
Our many talented artists are inspired by a
TASIS is known for attracting educators who
Our student body represents more than 60
majestic natural setting and enjoy access
are adventurous, driven, and enthusiastic,
nations and speaks more than 30 languages.
to a robust Fine Arts curriculum that
and more than 70 percent of our faculty
The TASIS experience unlocks the unique
includes more than 20 classes in Visual
hold advanced degrees. We are proud
potential of every student and produces
Arts, Music, and Drama, ranging from
to employ gifted, passionate teachers
what M. Crist Fleming called “international
introductory courses in Photography to IB
who encourage intellectual curiosity and
human beings—men and women who are
and AP offerings in Theatre, Architecture,
demand the most from their students.
capable of moving easily in any society and
and Drawing & Painting.
any civilization on the face of the earth.”
Europe as our Classroom
Service on a Global Scale
Spirit of Adventure
Committed to academic excellence, we
Our Global Service Program transforms
We place a great deal of emphasis on
have made our natural and cultural setting
lives by providing every student an oppor-
teaching physical fitness and healthy
in Europe our classroom since 1956. Twice
tunity to connect across borders through
lifestyles, offering a large variety of
a year, all Middle School and High School
experiences that build empathy and
adventure trips and varsity and recreational
students take Academic Travel trips that
encourage personal responsibility. Students
sports. Students leave TASIS with a
are related to courses of study or particular
go on life-changing service trips to destina-
heightened appreciation for the outdoors
tions across the world, including Cambodia,
and an understanding of what it takes to
Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Zambia.
succeed in challenging environments.