Founded by M. Crist Fleming in 1956, TASIS is a day and boarding school committed to creating global citizens
through education, travel, and citizenship. TASIS welcomes international students from Pre-Kindergarten through Postgraduate. 730
students from more than 65 nations made up the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools for the 2015-2016 Academic Year, with 266
boarding students between ages 12-19
High School students can choose from individual Advanced Placement courses or pursue the International
Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, providing access to outstanding colleges and universities around the world. TASIS is proud to
employ gifted, passionate educators who encourage intellectual curiosity. More than 75 percent of the faculty hold advanced
The campus includes more than 25 buildings dating from the 17th century Villa De Nobili to the Campo Science
Center, which opened in 2014. 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 throughout Europe.
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. Sports teams compete throughout Switzerland and 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.
Each summer, hundreds of students aged 4-18 journey to Lugano for the TASIS Summer Programs, which feature intensive language programs, robust offerings in Visual and Performing Arts, and convenient access to adventures around Europe.