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TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 11:58:00 AM
International Week 2017 was filled with inspiring events. Read about the week, see video highlights, and watch several impressive short films created by students.
bshea - Posted Monday, Feb 27, 2017 12:00:00 PM
Enjoy the special production of Todd Fletcher's original musical, which premiered in 2000 and had not been performed since 2011.
Aurelia Dochnal ’19 - Posted Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Aurelia Dochnal '19 interviewed High School English Teacher Dr. Christopher Love, who has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and taught at universities in both the United States and Turkey before coming to TASIS in 2012.
Ekaterina Plotnikova '18 - Posted Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Ekaterina Plotnikova '18 sat down with Middle and High School Science Teacher Ms. Amy Bloodworth, who has made coding and robotics a key component of the Middle School Science curriculum and was the recipient of the 2016 Khan-Page Master Teacher Award.
Shu Ye '18 - Posted Friday, Feb 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM
Shu Ye '18 reflects on her eye-opening trip to The Hague for an International Model United Nations conference and explains why students should consider going next year.
Shu Ye ’18 - Posted Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Shu Ye '18 interviewed veteran Architecture & Design and Art History Teacher Mr. Mark Aeschliman, who has degrees in English, Fine Art, Art History, Italian Language & Literature, and Architectural History. Mr. Aeschliman has been at TASIS since 1979 and was the School's second Khan-Page Master Teacher Award recipient in 2010.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM
After completing an M.A. in Economics, Ana Sarenac '06 accepted a position with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She now supports the Serbian government in its efforts to reform public administration.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Writer and educator Steven Hahn, this year's fourth Senior Humanities Program speaker, spent time in English and drama classes and used his address in the Palmer Center to dissect the elements present in any compelling story.
Ekaterina Plotnikova '18 - Posted Monday, Feb 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Ekaterina Plotnikova '18 interviewed Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Mr. Giorgio Volpi, who has a strong background in playing and coaching American football and received the Khan-Page Master Teacher Award in 2013.
bshea - Posted Friday, Feb 17, 2017 1:26:00 PM
Five TASIS faculty members and one administrator benefited greatly from the Milan International Teacher Association's full day of workshops, keynote speeches, and job-alike dialogues.
bshea - Posted Friday, Feb 17, 2017 1:21:00 PM
In order to prevent students from overextending themselves, those who wish to take more than 6½ classes must first seek approval from High School Academic Dean Dr. Mark Abisi.
Aurelia Dochnal ’19 - Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Aurelia Dochnal '19 got to know professional musician and Elementary School Music Teacher Ms. Melody Tibbits Zanecchia, whose choir students recorded backup vocals for the 12th studio album of Gotthard, one of the most successful Swiss bands of all time.
Anastasia Kolesnikova '18 - Posted Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Anastasia Kolesnikova '18 sat down with Ms. Carolyn Heard, who received the School's inaugural Khan-Page Master Teacher Award in 2009. Ms. Heard chairs the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department and is known for helping her students achieve exceptional results on the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Feb 13, 2017 4:12:00 PM
TASIS opened International Week with the Parade of Flags, the presentation of Torch Awards, and an excellent musical performance.
bshea - Posted Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM
The leading measure of global peacefulness concludes that the permanently neutral nation of 8.4 million people continues to become more peaceful even as the world as a whole grows more dangerous.
bshea - Posted Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 4:00:00 PM
Each summer a community of professional artists gathers amongst the mountains and lakes of southern Switzerland and devotes itself to providing a transformative experience to students hailing from more than 50 nations.
Bryan Soh '18 - Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Although he had reservations when he moved from Singapore two years ago, Bryan Soh '18 has grown to appreciate all Switzerland has to offer.
Diana Kuznestova '18 - Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 2:30:00 PM
Diana Kuznetsova '18 reflects on her life as a student at TASIS, the third boarding school she's attended since sixth grade.
Anastasia Kolesnikova - Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 2:00:00 PM
Anastasia Kolesnikova '18 writes about the day she stumbled upon a Lugano treasure: the annual Santa Claus Motorcycle Ride.
Shu Ye ’18 - Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 1:30:00 PM
Shu Ye '18 discusses how the TASIS Music Program has rekindled her love for playing the piano.
Ekaterina Plotnikova ’18 - Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Ekaterina Plotnikova '18 addresses the challenges and rewards of being an International Baccalaureate (IB) student.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Learn about recent alumni achievements in the fields of film, music, visual arts, and public policy.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Jan 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM
The creators of Living on One Dollar and Salam Neighbor met with TASIS students and delivered a Senior Humanities Program address on January 19.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 12:50:00 PM
The top decile of each graduating class will be considered for membership in the prestigious Society, which recognizes superior scholastic achievement in secondary schools.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Based simply on the number of likes received from our followers, we have compiled a list of our top 10 Instagram photos from 2016.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 2:00:00 PM
We've compiled a list of our ten most-viewed YouTube videos from the past year.
bshea - Posted Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 6:01:00 AM
Read a quick recap and see photos and video footage from the many festive events that took place during the holiday season, including the All-School Christmas Service and the Elementary School Christmas Concert.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 2:38:00 PM
Students in grades 6–PG went on more than 20 separate trips to eight different countries around Europe earlier this month. Learn more about where they went and what they did.
TASIS Films - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Students from the School's new Journalism and Video Production Internship created some excellent short films about their TASIS travel experiences.
Bryan Soh '18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Bryan Soh '18 writes about the many joys of studying Italian for a week while staying with a host family in Sicily.
Shu Ye '18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Shu Ye '18 discusses how she's been influenced by her Academic Travel trips to Sicily and Munich.
Diana Kuznetsova '18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Stage manager Diana Kuznetsova '18 discusses her first TASIS Theater production, which included a trip to Veneto for the cast and crew.
Aurelia Dochnal '19 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Aurelia Dochnal '19 explains how the Honors World Literature trip to Florence helped her see Dante in a whole new light.
Ekaterina Plotnikova ’18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Ekaterina Plotnikova '18, who went on the IB Environmental Studies trip to Cyprus this fall, reflects on the varied travel experiences that have shaped her character.
Anastasia Kolesnikova ’18 - Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Anastasia Kolesnikova '18 writes about the IB Physics trip that included visits to CERN, a massive wind farm, and several power plants.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Nov 28, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Read about highlights from the fall season, learn who won the awards for each team, and see the top photographs.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 4:09:00 PM
This year's fall play dazzled audiences over the course of a three-night run in the Palmer Center. See photos from the show and watch the full performances from Friday and Saturday night.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 11:04:00 AM
Acclaimed architect David Mayernik, who developed a Master Plan for TASIS in 1996 and has since designed or renovated more than ten buildings on campus, accepted the Urban Design Award at the 2016 INTBAU World Congress.
TASIS Today - Posted Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM
We catch up with the prolific Thiago de Aragao '01, who explains, "At TASIS we learn to become diplomats without even acknowledging it."
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 2:24:00 PM
Motivated by her own hardships, Heela Najibullah has devoted her life to helping those who need it most. She shared her story with TASIS students as part of the Senior Humanities Program.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM
The highly respected weekly cultural program filmed its November 9 episode—"The Future of the USA"—on the campus of TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Oct 28, 2016 10:50:00 AM
The Brangelina divorce, hit albums, new fashion collections, and more. Learn about a few of the amazing projects our alumni are involved in.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 6:10:00 PM
John Hooper, whose brilliant career in journalism has spanned more than 40 years, kicked off the 2016–2017 Senior Humanities Program with an engaging lecture about his latest book, The Italians, which examines contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016 3:16:00 PM
Students and faculty offered visitors a first-hand look at the extraordinary talent at TASIS during a special Family Weekend assembly on the afternoon of October 21, 2016.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Oct 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM
In the first installment of the TASIS Faculty Lecture Series, Math Teacher, Service Learning Leader, and Dorm Head Danny Schiff inspired the High School student body with tales from his remarkable summer.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Sep 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM
TASIS students have received acceptance letters from 425 schools in 20 different nations over the past five years. We examine how the School's first-rate College Counseling Office has helped make this happen.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Sep 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM
A combination of great teachers, an inventive curriculum, and first-rate facilities has made TASIS a very attractive destination for science enthusiasts.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 10:15:00 AM
Students from the TASIS Elementary School and Middle School Choirs recorded backup vocals for Gotthard, one of the most successful Swiss bands of all time, on the afternoon of September 20.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM
All 11 TASIS students who took the AP Calculus AB exam in 2016 earned a 5. Hear from their teacher and learn about some more excellent scores from last spring's exams.
bshea - Posted Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM
We examine the excellent work done by the TASIS EAL Department and highlight other impressive results from the 2016 International Baccalaureate exams.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Nineteen TASIS students have earned an AP Scholar Award for their exceptional work on the 2016 Advanced Placement exams.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Ultramarathons, massive bike tours, advanced degrees, professional development, publications, weddings, births, and more—learn about many of the exciting things the TASIS faculty and staff did over the summer.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Sep 16, 2016 3:45:00 PM
TASIS students and faculty commemorated the amazing life of international educational pioneer M. Crist Fleming at special Founder's Day ceremonies on September 15–16.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 9:27:00 AM
After graduating the largest senior class in School history, TASIS opened the 2016–2017 Academic Year with 716 students hailing from 61 different nations.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 4:52:00 PM
More than 300 TASIS alumni and friends returned to Montagnola in August 2016 to celebrate the School's 60th Anniversary. The amazing weekend was capped by two special performances of Todd Fletcher's original musical, MCF: What a Life!
marslanian - Posted Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM
From June 8-19, 11 TASIS students traveled to Cambodia to build, teach, and learn. Mathematics teacher and chaperone Kerry Venchus shares her impressions of her first trip with the Global Service group.
marslanian - Posted Friday, Jul 8, 2016 3:42:00 PM
Aida Loggiodice '17 and Maria Paula Ramos '17 reflect on their incredible 13-day trip to Mongolia with Understanding Ulgii, the newest addition to the TASIS Global Service Program.
marslanian - Posted Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 3:09:00 PM
Roubik Aftandilians '74 hosted an elegant reunion at his home on April 30, 2016—complete with TASIS memorabilia and a VW Bus!
bshea - Posted Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 2:05:00 PM
School Photographer Kim Nelson's annual year-in-review slideshow was a huge hit at the TASIS High School's Farewell Assembly in late May.
TASIS - Posted Monday, May 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM
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.
bshea - Posted Friday, May 20, 2016 2:00:00 PM
See who won the Varsity Athletics awards this spring and read about some of the exciting highlights from the season.
bshea - Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM
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.
bshea - Posted Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:00:00 PM
We recently 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.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM
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.
bshea - Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:51:00 PM
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.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 5:41:00 PM
TASIS recognizes members of the High School community who embody the timeless virtues known as the Magnificent Seven.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM
TASIS College Counselor Carroll Birk's extraordinary efforts added special meaning to one of the School's most inspiring Global Service trips.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM
We caught up with a handful of TASIS alumni who are making their mark on the world.
Adam Novak '17 - Posted Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Adam Novak '17 wrote an excellent recap of this year's Serving Southern Africa trip, in which 13 TASIS students and four adult leaders spent two full weeks working with rural and urban communities in Zambia.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Apr 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM
The Elementary School captured the many joys of reading with a full slate of exciting events during the week of April 18–22.
Gabriella Piconi ’16 - Posted Monday, Apr 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Gabriella Piconi '16 reflects on her second Global Service trip to Ethiopia, where TASIS students worked closely with Nuovo Fiore Ethiopia, a non-profit organization that aids and encourages the education of young boys and girls in East Africa.
Valerie Bijur Carlson & David Jepson - Posted Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Drama Director Valerie Bijur Carlson and Director of Studies David Jepson reflect on the value of having students act and see live Shakespeare, a hallmark of a TASIS education.
Cindy Smith - Posted Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM
The fabulous musical MCF: What a Life was first performed at Mrs. Fleming's 90th birthday celebration in August 2000. We revisit one audience member's reaction to the world premiere.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 10:20:00 AM
We caught up with the Les Benjamins founder at TASIS after he made his stunning Milan debut at Men's Fashion Week.
bshea - Posted Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM
In February, TASIS students went on the first three Global Service trips of the 2015-2016 Academic Year, enjoying transformative experiences in Kenya, Morocco, and India.
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Read a detailed account of this year's trip from two of the chaperones and hear alumni reflect on how Outward Bound changed them.
bshea - Posted Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Learn about this year's Spring Academic Travel destinations and hear alumni reminisce about their favorite travel experiences at TASIS.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 3:00:00 PM
See the list of award winners, read about some of the team and individual highlights, and check out the best photos from the winter season.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Learn about the upcoming High School Spring Musical and hear from the production team, the invaluable but often overlooked crew that serves as the engine of the performance.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM
As we prepare for our 60th Anniversary Celebration this summer, we take a look back at a wonderful letter M. Crist Fleming wrote when TASIS turned 20 in 1976.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Read a recap of this exciting TASIS tradition, watch the Parade of Flags, and see tons of great photos from the week.
bshea - Posted Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 12:30:00 PM
News from alumni around the world
Tanya Paul '18 - Posted Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 5:00:00 PM
TASIS sophomore Tanya Paul penned an impressive account of her transformative trip to the Netherlands for The Hague International Model United Nations conference.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM
How did TASIS handle nearly six feet of snow in one week? Read the article and watch Milo Zanecchia's excellent video to find out.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM
TASIS is honored to play a small role in improving the life of a 16-year-old Iraqi girl who has survived a nightmare few can conceive of.
TASIS - Posted Monday, Feb 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM
As we celebrate 60 years of TASIS history, we take a look back at the incredible story of how the most iconic building on campus, Villa de Nobili, served as a hive of anti-Nazi and anti-Fascist activity throughout World War II.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM
The "Mo Bros" released their third Movember video this fall in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for important men's health issues. Learn how this annual tradition started at TASIS.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 2:00:00 PM
Students, faculty, and staff from all three divisions gathered at the church of San Nicolao della Flüe for a beautiful Christmas Service on the afternoon of December 6. Watch the service and see some great holiday photos from events over the past few weeks.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 2:00:00 PM
We profiled five of the many remarkable young women at TASIS who have demonstrated impressive leadership skills outside the classroom.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 2:00:00 PM
TASIS teachers are lifelong learners who are constantly looking for ways to hone their crafts and introduce their students to innovative new ideas. Learn about some of the exciting things they've been up to lately.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM
The TASIS website is an indispensable tool for staying informed and organized. Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, or faculty member, these pointers will help you get the most out of the website.
Mark Aeschliman - Posted Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Architecture & Design teacher Mark Aeschliman recaps his class's trip to one of the world's leading museums of design.
TASIS - Posted Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 4:00:00 PM
TASIS athletes produced a number of memorable moments this fall. Read about each team's accomplishments, hear from the coaches, and see which players were recognized with awards.
TASIS - Posted Friday, Nov 13, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Director Valerie Bijur Carlson's cast and crew put on three outstanding performances of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy Love's Labour's Lost in November.
TASIS - Posted Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 4:00:00 PM
The TASIS Elementary School started with 43 students in the fall of 2005. It now welcomes 201 students from 28 different nations. Learn about the program strengths that have helped drive this growth.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 4:00:00 PM
These young alumni have made quite an impact in the real estate, fashion, and technology fields. See their stories and their words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Mark Chevalier, TASIS - Posted Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 3:00:00 PM
More than 500 students and chaperones headed off on 23 separate trips to 17 different locations around Europe during the last week of October. Read about some of the lessons they learned and hear students and faculty reflect on the highlights.
TASIS - Posted Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM
TASIS - Posted Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 3:00:00 PM
Following a number of incredible performances at Expo Milano, distinguished musician Jeanie Cunningham spent a few days visiting classes at TASIS and then talked to us about the experience. Her energy and spirit made quite an impression on students, who were happy to share their reactions.
TASIS - Posted Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 3:00:00 PM
TASIS welcomed the families of Middle School and High School students to campus this morning for the School's annual Family Weekend celebration...
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