The Academic Program at TASIS has preparation for university study as its primary goal. This goal includes the academic rigor of a broad and deep curriculum, learning the habits of scholarship and intellectual inquiry, combining the essential ideas and values of the classical Western tradition and world cultures with the dynamic changes of the modern world, and developing a moral and ethical basis for approaching current and future perspectives. Because of this, academics at TASIS have always been given the highest priority by both the school's dedicated teachers and the administration. TASIS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, and English as an Additional Language (EAL) courses.
The school year is divided into two semesters: September through December, and January through May. Grade reports are sent to families six times each year. The curriculum includes an Academic Travel program, day and weekend class trips, and a January Ski Week, when the school relocates for one week to Crans-Montana.
In addition to the daily classroom instruction, there is teacher-supervised study on Sunday through Thursday evenings in the dormitories. There are also specific on-campus study help centers staffed by teachers for Mathematics, Writing, and Modern Languages. TASIS is a testing center for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and TOEFL exams. In addition, TASIS provides an extensive assessment and interview process, beginning in the 10th Grade, in preparation for university application and admission. This program is led by the College Counseling Office, and is directly supported by teachers, advisors, the Academic Dean, and the IB Coordinator.
Please contact Admissions for more information about our High School Academic Year program.