TASIS The American School in Switzerland is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school, enrolling 700 students of over 50 nationalities in its boarding and day program grades Kindergarten through 12 and Post Graduate.
The School is situated on a magnificent campus of 25 buildings near the village of Montagnola overlooking Lake Lugano and just 15 minutes from the centre of town.
The college preparatory academic program allows students to earn the American and International Baccalaureate diplomas. The travel program includes 10 days of educational travel throughout Europe as well as a one-week ski term, when the School relocates to Crans-Montana.
- Day and boarding school
- Number of students: 740
- Age range: 4 – 18 years
- Day school fees: CHF 29,700 – CHF45,200
- Boarding school fees: CHF78,000
IB and AP – The academic program includes English as a second language support, and allows students to earn the American high school diploma and the International Baccalaureate diploma, providing access to colleges and universities in the USA and around the world.
- Soccer – Girls and Boys
- Volleyball – Girls and Boys
- Basketball – Girls and Boys
- Badminton – Girls and Boys
- Swimming – Girls and Boys
- Tennis – Girls and Boys
- Lacrosse – Boys
- Track and Field – Girls and Boys
- Cross Country – Girls and Boys
TASIS also offers a selection of non-competitive sports such as:
- Zumba, Body toning, and Yoga
- Fitness classes
- Recreational tennis and flag football
- Recreational lacrosse
- Recreational swimming
- Personal Fitness
- Horseback Riding
- Running and walking
- Non-competitive soccer, volleyball, and basketball are also offered
- Fine Arts
The facilities include a combination of historic villas beautifully restored for school use, and modern purpose-built facilities. The 25 buildings on campus include dormitories, classrooms, library, science labs, performing arts centre, computer labs, art, photography and dance studios, music rooms, fitness centre, gymnasium, health centre, dining hall and administrative offices. The School’s 270 boarding students are housed in one of the 9 dormitories according to their age and grade level. Faculty live on campus and supervise the dormitories.
“My son attended TASIS from the middle of 9th grade and graduated in 2013. I just wanted to let you know that I am so impressed with the education he received there. He got into the University of Southern California which was pretty impressive. It was his top choice but he didn’t think he would get in. Since he has been there, he has done remarkably well. He has a great foundation to build upon.”