TASIS Elementary School (grades Pre-Kindergarten through five) opened its doors as the first English-language elementary school in Ticino in the fall of 2005. Since its inception, our School has grown from 43 students to a vibrant international community of 185 children representing more than 30 nationalities and speaking more than 20 languages as a mother tongue.
Nestled on the Collina d’Oro (“Hill of Gold”) in Montagnola, a small village overlooking Lugano, our campus is surrounded by the Swiss mountains above and Lake Lugano below. Our Elementary School campus comprises six classroom buildings, a science laboratory, two dining halls, and two playgrounds, and students enjoy access to all that the main TASIS campus has to offer, including two gymnasiums and a large theater. Students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and first grade spend most of their time at the Early Childhood Center known as Al Focolare, which has its own kitchen facilities, playground space, art room, and library.