TASIS Middle Schoolers Experience

TASIS Middle Schoolers Experience

For a better future.

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 20

Age Range - 11-13 yrs

Session DatesDuration

4  weeks


3  weeks

Course Overview

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.


  • 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

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. 

Afternoon play and exercise

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.

Excursions & trips

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.


This boarding program reflects the tradition of TASIS as one of the world’s most exclusive boarding schools. Students are housed in dormitories that give them the opportunity to be away from home in a nurturing, structured environment. Roommates are from countries and cultures different to one another, encouraging cultural exchange and global friendships.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

Middle Schoolers 6/24/20237/20/20234 weeksCHF 9,000.00
Middle Schoolers7/23/20238/12/20233 weeksCHF 7,400.00
Middle Schoolers
Start Date6/24/2023
End Date7/20/2023
Duration4 weeks
PriceCHF 9,000.00

Middle Schoolers
Start Date7/23/2023
End Date8/12/2023
Duration3 weeks
PriceCHF 7,400.00

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