Please note that due to challenges posed by the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the School will inform current TASIS families directly about any changes to the All-School calendar.
Elementary School Open House
The TASIS Elementary School will host an Open House for prospective families on Thursday, February 6. Guests will have an opportunity to tour both Al Focolare—an Early Childhood Center that serves students in Pre-Kindergarten 3, Pre-Kindergarten 4, Kindergarten, and first grade—and a number of buildings on the main TASIS campus, which serve Elementary School students in grades 2–5.
TASIS Headmaster Christopher Nikoloff, Lower School Head Timothy Fitzgerald, Elementary School Assistant Head Guia Berera, Early Childhood Coordinator Carol Hinchliff, and additional members of the Elementary School’s leadership team will also discuss the Elementary School’s core academic offerings—including the outstanding Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™, the highly effective Singapore Math program, an English Language Arts program designed to help students improve their reading, writing, and speaking levels at a rapid rate; and the unique structure of offering both an American Section and an Italian Section—along with other exceptional elements of its program.
The Open House will begin with a welcome in historic Casa Fleming on the main TASIS campus (Via Collina d’Oro 15, Montagnola) at 8:30 AM. (A valet parking service will be offered.) Mr. Nikoloff and the ES leadership team will then speak from 9:00–9:30, and a tour of the main campus and Al Focolare (Via Bora da Besa 9, Gentilino) will run from approximately 9:30–10:45.
Please click on the button below to register for the Open House, and any questions may be directed to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or +41 91 960 51 51.
TASIS The American School in Switzerland
Founded in 1956 by international education pioneer M. Crist Fleming, TASIS is the oldest American boarding school in Europe. The TASIS Elementary School was added in the fall of 2005, becoming Ticino's first English-language primary school. Since its inception, the Elementary School has grown from 43 students to a vibrant international community of nearly 200 children representing more than 30 nationalities and speaking more than 20 languages as a mother tongue.
Learn more about the Elementary School by hearing from parents and students in the videos below.
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