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TASIS, The American School in Switzerland: Lugano, Switzerland | Best Boarding Schools
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Introduction

TASIS is an American international boarding school in Switzerland offering programs for students age 12-19. TASIS offers Elementary, Middle, High School, and Post-graduate programs for students aged 4 – 18. It offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses as part of an American high school diploma, as well as courses leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, which prepares students for colleges and universities throughout the world. This top baording school accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges and the European Council of International Schools. The total enrolment of this prestiogious baording school  is 715 Students and 60 Nationalities, 66%of students in the high school are boarders. 

Fees

  • 7 days boarding: 83,900 CHF

School size and facilties

25 Buildings 
8 Dormitories

Accreditations

European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 135 135 270
Day School: 222 223 445

Director Details

Year Of Foundation

1956

Some History

Mrs. M. Crist Fleming founded The American School in Switzerland as the first American boarding school in Europe. Her idea was to transplant the American independent school tradition into the culturally and historically rich garden of Europe. Since then, TASIS has flourished, providing leadership in international education and opening additional schools and summer programs in England, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France, Spain, and Puerto Rico. Through their TASIS education, more than 25,000 young people from dozens of nations have learned respect for other people, races, and cultures; for past and current endeavors in the arts and sciences; and for themselves as moral and responsible individuals. 

Academic life

  • What we offer ?
    Grade Levels: Pre-K through 12 & Postgraduate
    Academics:
    American and Italian Sections for grades 1-9
    American Diploma
    Advanced Placement
    International Baccalaureate 
    English as an Additional Language Program


  • Number of teachers and their qualifications :
    150
  • Student/teacher ratio:
    6:1
  • Average class size:
    13
  • Course languages offered:
    English , French

Sport and culture

  • Sport Facilities:
    TASIS uses a number of athletic facilities for its competitive sports teams. Although the location may differ for each sport and event
    Palestra
    The Palestra is the main gymnasium and is located in the center of campus. The building houses a full basketball court, locker rooms, a fitness center, and a café. It hosts the boys and girls volleyball teams in the fall and all basketball teams in the winter. 
    Palestrina
    The Palestrina is located in the lower level of the ┼×ahenk Fine Arts center and offers a small court for basketball, volleyball, and badminton.
    Grancia Field
    The boys and girls Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer teams play at a soccer field located in Grancia.
    Location, Via Garavegia 13, 6926 Collina d'Oro
    A Club
    Location for the Varsity Swiming team and recreational swimming throughout the year.
    Location, Via Centro Sportivo 5, 6942 Savosa

  • Sports what we offer:

    Competitive team sports:
    Cross Country, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Downhill Skiing, Swimming, Golf,  Lacrosse, Tennis, Track and Field
    Recreational sports:
    Pilates, Fitness classes, Indoor soccer, Spinning, Yoga, Fall, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Golf, Horseback riding, Running, Swimming, Tennis, Self-defense, Zumba, Indoor climbing, Kickboxing, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Dance

  • Culture and arts:
    Drama, Music, Visual Arts
  • Religions:
    Non-denominational

Summer Programs

Boarding School Summer Program -TASIS Summer Program (TSP), Ages 14–18, Switzerland             

June 23–July 19, July 22 - August 11

Courses: English as an Additional Language (EAL), English Academic Writing , Intensive Italian, Intensive French, Musical Theater, Digital Photography, Architecture & Design (session 1), NEW! Lean Startup Masterclass (session 1), Fashion & Textile Design (session 2), IB Preparation Course (session 2), La Cucina Italiana - Italian Cooking (session 2), Milan Academy Scuola Calcio soccer, Olimpia Milano Basketball, Crossfit

Session 1:  Boarding: CHF 8,100,  Day: CHF 4,900

Session 2: Boarding: CHF 6,600, Day: CHF 4,000

Boarding School Summer Program - TASIS Middle School Program (MSP), Ages 11–13, Switzerland              

June 23–July 19, July 22–August 11

Courses: English as an Additional Language (EAL), EAL Academic Writing, English, French, Beginning Italian, Musical Theater, Digital Photography, Milan Academy Scuola Calcio soccer, Olimpia Milano Basketball, Tennis Academy, Golf Club

Session 1: Boarding: CHF 8,100, Day: CHF 4,900

Session 2: Boarding: CHF 6,600, Day: CHF 4,000

Boarding School Summer Program - Le Château des Enfants (CDE), Ages 4½–10, Switzerland            

June 23–July 19, July 22–August 11        

Courses: English as an Additional Language (EAL), Italian French, NEW! STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), Robotics, Science, Exploration Hour, Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and Swimming, Milan Academy Scuola Calcio soccer, Tennis Academy

Session 1: Boarding: CHF 8,100, Day: CHF 3,900

Session 2:

Boarding: CHF 6,600, Day: CHF 3,400

The Minnows , Ages 4½–6-year-olds, Day, 5 days per week program,

 Session 1: CHF 3,900, (6-year-olds depart at 18:00), CHF 3,200 (4½–5-year-olds depart at 15:00)

Session 2: CHF 3,400 (6-year-olds depart at 18:00), CHF 2,800 (4½–5-year-olds depart at 15:00)

TASIS England Summer English Language and Enrichment Courses, Aged 13–17, England         

1st Session (3 weeks) June 25–July 15

2nd Session (3 weeks) July 17–August 6

(6 weeks) June 25–August 6 (ages 14–17)

Courses: English Language Program (ages 13–17), Geometry (6 weeks), NEW! English Literature as Movies (ages 13–17), London Through a Lens (ages 13–17), Television Production (ages 13–17), NEW! Castles, Knights and Crop Circles (ages 13–17), Drawing & 3D Design (ages 14–17), Fashion and Textile Design (ages 13–17), NEW! STEM (Science, Technology, Math, & Engineering) (ages 13–17), Debate and Leadership Skills (ages 14–17), International Business (ages 14–17), IELTS (ages 15–17), Writing Enhancement (ages 13–17) – some courses possible during 6 week stay only

Three-Week Program - £3,960

Six-Week Program: £6,920

TASIS England Summer Day Camp, ages 5–10, England, £365 per week

25–29 June, 2–6 July, 9–13 July, 16–20 July,  23–27 July

Courses: Language arts, maths, music, activities and weekly excursions

Junior Royals, Ages 10–12, England,

1st Session (3 weeks) June 25–July 15

2nd Session (3 weeks) July 17–August 6

Courses: English Language Program, Reading Adventures, Earth Discovery, & Leadership

Three-Week Program - £3,960

Art Summer School - Les Tapies: Arts, Architecture, & Photography, Ages 13–18, France      

1st Session - June 25–July 16

2nd Session - July 20–August 3

Courses: Drawing and Painting, Architecture, Photography

Session 1:€5,270

Session 2:€3,690

TASIS Dorado: Spanish, Ages 12–18, Puerto Rico            

June 23–July 14                                              

Courses: Spanish 1–5, Marine Biology & Environmental Studies

$5,635


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TASIS, The American School in Switzerland: Lugano, Switzerland | Best Boarding Schools
TASIS, The American School in Switzerland: Lugano, Switzerland | Best Boarding Schools
TASIS, The American School in Switzerland: Lugano, Switzerland | Best Boarding Schools
TASIS, The American School in Switzerland: Lugano, Switzerland | Best Boarding Schools
TASIS, The American School in Switzerland: Lugano, Switzerland | Best Boarding Schools
TASIS, The American School in Switzerland: Lugano, Switzerland | Best Boarding Schools

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Location Description

• 10 minutes from Lugano Airport & Train Station
• 1 hour north of Milan, Italy
• 3 hours south of Zurich, Switzerland

This prestigious international school Switzerland is located in Lugano.The city of Lugano is a medical, financial and trading center, situated in southern Switzerland, in the lake region and close to the Italian border. The school is situated on a nine-acre campus five minutes from the city and a short walk below the village of Montagnola, located on a hill overlooking Lake Lugano.

Address

Via Collina d'Oro 6926 Montagnola , Lugano, Switzerland, Postcode - 6926
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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