TASIS, Switzerland

Prime Language & Activity Summer Camp for Teenagers in Via Collina d'Oro, Switzerland

age icon 11-13 years old

age icon 4 weeks

age icon Weekly hours: 20

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Stretch your mind and develop new skills with first-rate teachers and inquisitive students from around the globe. Each student selects one of the following courses and focuses on that subject for approximately four hours for five mornings each week. Students also choose a morning Discovery class created by our teachers to share their passions, covering topics ranging from rugby to graphic design and songwriting to science experiments. TASIS - The American School In Switzerland is famous for its beauty, high standards and Summer Arts Festival where all boarding students of all ages get to have fun and showcase their skills. This program gives 11 to 13 year old students the unique opportunity to explore Switzerland while forming strong bonds of friendship with peers from around the world. Features

  • Study English, French, Italian, academic writing, digital photography, or musical theater
  • Enjoy thrilling outdoor adventures, advanced sports training, and world-class visual and performing arts offerings
  • Explore the best of Switzerland and Italy with students from all over the world

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The boarding school campus stands on the Collina d’Oro (“Hill of Gold”) in Montagnola, a small village overlooking Lugano. The spectacular setting, with the Swiss mountains above and Lake Lugano below, is a constant reminder of the grandeur and beauty of nature.

Symbolized in the Crest as the Tower, culture is central to the boarding school education; the emphasis on art and history starts with the campus itself. Both the historic and new, award-winning campus buildings suggest the nobility toward which humans can aspire.

A colorful combination of relics from the 17th century and state-of-the-art, eco-friendly new buildings, the campus is a hive of learning and activity. The classic architecture of the campus buildings, with their graceful, humane proportions, helps to focus students on a significant purpose of their education: to value genuine beauty in their own lives.

What's Included

- Accommodation in a nurturing, structured environment

- 4 hours of focused study in chosen module each day

- Exciting outdoor adventure, sports and arts activities in the afternoons

- Cultural tours of Lucerne, Milan, the Borromean Islands and more

- Overnight trips to destinations further afield

- STEAM, musical theater and digital photography courses

- Daily lesson plans tailored to each course module


During afternoons, middle school students have a Sports track. Options may include archery, tennis, windsurfing, climbing, waterskiing, volleyball, and more, ensuring that students spend time exercising and being active.


Day Trips

Day trips include exciting destinations a short drive from campus. Cultural tours include cities like Lucerne and Milan, the Alpine village of Engelberg, and the lush, genteel Borromean Islands and Villa Balbianello. Adventurous students can enjoy rafting, canyoning, and hiking trips. Or students can relax while visiting the Brissago lido or swimming at Val Verzasca. All day trips are included in the cost of tuition, and students return to campus at the end of the day.

Overnight Trips

Overnight trips give students a chance to explore destinations further afield. Trips might include ice climbing and hiking in the Alpine village of Andermatt, touring the cosmopolitan city of Zurich, or spending time on the beautiful Italian Riviera. All overnight trips come with an extra cost.


Boarding students should arrive to campus on the published first day of the program to attend the Opening Day registration.If a student is arriving alone (without a parent or other responsible adult) he or she will be picked up at the airport by a staff member. The last published date of the program is the boarding student departure date. The transportation service is included to the price.

Lesson Plan

Daily Lesson Plan

Morning studies

In the morning, boarding students will study 4 hours in module of their choice. Choices are:

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Academic Writing
  • Italian
  • Intensive French
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)
  • Musical Theater
  • Digital Photography

The STEAM course draws upon elements of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics to inspire and challenge students to think creatively. Hands-on activities and design challenges encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This course solidifies the math and science skills needed for high school, extending to projects using technology and engineering skills through robotics and 3D printing. It is taught using the STEAM approach and is designed for near-fluent and native English speakers.

In the digital photography module, an experienced photographer works with students who are looking to make every photograph a better one. The curriculum focuses on camera features, composition, lighting techniques, and image processing, and the class takes various trips to scenic locations around Ticino. Students must bring their own DSLR camera. 

In our one of a kind musical theater course, students engage in high-quality acting, singing, and dancing classes, working alongside professional teaching artists. Students who are more interested in the production side of theater may choose to focus on costume design, lighting, sound design, and production design. All students are encouraged to be involved in the final performance at the Summer Arts Festival near the school. 


-Deposit Fee 1500 CHF

-AC Milan Scuola Calcio CHF 630 (Session 1)

Meets three times per week

-Tennis CHF 700 (Session 1 )

Meets two times per week

-AC Milan Scuola Calcio CHF 530 (Session 2)

-Tennis CHF 500 (Session 2 )

-Golf CHF 1000 (Session 1)

Meets two times per week

-Golf CHF 800 (Session 2)

Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

June - Session 1
Start 6/23/2024
End 7/18/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price CHF 9,500
July - Session 2
Start 7/21/2024
End 8/10/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 8,000

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