May–June 2016  
The American School in Switzerland

2016 Graduation

TASIS Presents its 60th Graduating Class,
the Outstanding Class of 2016

Watch the full Commencement Ceremony, meet the 123 members of the Class of 2016, and see a full list of college and university acceptances.

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Arts Festival 2016

Watch the Excellent
TASIS Arts Festival Performances

The 42nd annual TASIS Arts Festival was a wonderful celebration of vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, painting, drawing, photography, architecture, sculpture, ceramics, and other creative endeavors.

See the performances

2016 Graduation Awards

TASIS Announces the Class of 2016
Graduation Awards

Outstanding members of The American School in Switzerland’s 60th graduating class were recognized for excellence in a number of areas at the School’s Commencement Ceremony on May 28, 2016.

Read about the recipients

Read to Feed

Voracious Young Readers Raise CHF 6350
to Buy Livestock for Impoverished Families

For the fourth consecutive year, students in the TASIS Elementary School have participated in the innovative Service Learning project Read to Feed, partnering with Heifer International to donate livestock to struggling families all over the the world.

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Summer Alumni Reflect

Alumni Recall Their Favorite Parts
of the TASIS Summer Programs

We caught up with summer alumni from each of the past six decades and asked them what memories still stand out today. Six major themes emerged.

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Annie KIDS


Annie KIDS

June 2–3, 2016

All seats have now been reserved for this year’s exciting Elementary School Musical!

Please enjoy a gallery of photos from the dress rehearsals. (Note: Elementary School photos are password-protected. Contact the TASIS ES office or log into your parent portal if you don’t know the password.)

Junior Awards  

Faculty Honors Three Juniors for Commitment to Service

Each spring the TASIS High School Faculty selects three exceptional students from grade 11 to receive the prestigious Junior Awards. Read about this year’s deserving recipients.

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Magnificent Awards - Spring 2016  

Nine “Magnificent” Members of the TASIS Community Honored at Special Assembly

TASIS recognized members of the High School community who embody the timeless virtues known as the Magnificent Seven.

See the selections

Spring Sports Recap  

Spring Varsity Sports Recap

See who won the Varsity Athletics Awards this spring and read about some of the exciting highlights from the season.

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Walk for Water 2016  

Fourth Annual Walk for Water Raises CHF 1150 for Clean Water Initiatives

Eighty-nine students, staff, and community members completed this year’s walk, which was organized by the student-directed Service Learning Board and simulated what many people in the developing world must go through daily to secure clean water.

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Leslie Tolbert Reflection  

“She encouraged me to aim high…"

We take a look back at a wonderful tribute to M. Crist Fleming that was written by neuroscientist Leslie Tolbert ’69 when TASIS turned 50.

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A Busy Spring in Photos

The spring is an incredibly busy time of year at TASIS, and School Photographer Kim Nelson has worked like crazy to capture the madness! Enjoy the excellent galleries below, and click here to see more on SmugMug.

Seussical, JR.
Spring Arts Festival
Final Assemblies
Evening on Lake Lugano
Senior Prom
Senior Banquet
Graduation Day


Senior Banquet Speeches

Watch the incredible Senior Banquet speeches delivered by Headmaster Lyle Rigg; seniors Stanislav Biryukov, Edoardo Sella, Nayara Tinoco Dondo, Samuel Owusu-Agyemang, Carmen Alban, and Edoardo Italia; and English teacher and 11/12th Grade Dean Peter Locke.

Watch the speeches


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Upcoming Alumni Reunions
jun Late 1970s Faculty Reunion | June 24-26
24 Massachusetts, USA
jul Class of 1986: 30-Year Reunion | July 8-10
8 Denver, Colorado, USA
aug Postgraduate Class of 1966: 50-Year Reunion | August 18-21
18 Lugano, Switzerland
aug All-Class Reunion Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of TASIS | August 19-20
19 Lugano, Switzerland
aug Class of 1996: 20-Year Reunion
19 Lugano, Switzerland
oct Class of 1966: 50-Year Reunion | October 14-16
14 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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