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TASIS Lugano

Location
Lugano
Year of foundation
1956
Age
4—18 years old
Accomodation
Residence
For
Сhildren

Age: 7-10 years old, 11-13 years old, 14-18 years old.

Dates, 2021: June 26 – July 22 (for 4 weeks), July 25 – August 14 (for 3 weeks).

TASIS, an American school in Switzerland, was founded in 1956 as the first American boarding school. The American TASIS school in Switzerland is located on the hillside of Montagnola, a short drive from Lugano.

Lugano is a city in the Swiss Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. The city is famous for its medical, commercial and banking services, as well as the security and stability that distinguish Switzerland. Lugano is a cosmopolitan city with historic charm: wide squares, cobbled streets, sidewalks, cafes, restaurants, jewellery stores, fashion boutiques and local food shops. The school offers spectacular views of Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains.

KEY FACTORS

  • Great location, stunning views and clean mountain air - the best combination for the summer holidays.
  • A wide and varied program for children of different ages: from language learning to preparing for IB exams.
  • Large selection of activities
  • Chic sports programs for football, golf, tennis, basketball and CrossFit from the best coaches! This is an opportunity to engage in professional sports at a global level.
  • Representatives of more than 60 countries of the world study at the same time in the summer camp - this is an opportunity to make real friends!

EQUIPMENT

The main building is located in a building of the XVII century. Villa de Nobili was once the residence of the Italian ambassador. The 14 campus buildings are well equipped and equipped. In the training blocks there is a computer, special equipment (in laboratories), interactive whiteboards (in lecture halls). On the territory there is also a swimming pool, a sports complex, many playgrounds and fields. For the creative development of students, separate classrooms and blocks are equipped. These include a theatre studio, music room, and architectural class.

PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN (4.5 - 10 YEARS)

Children of 4.5 - 6 years old are offered full-time education, and 6-10 years old can choose to live in the residence of the school or with parents.

Language classes

The school offers instruction in English, French, Italian in a warm, safe, caring environment.

The program helps children develop independence and self-confidence. Through creative activities, excursions, sports, the school introduces children to a foreign language, setting up for a positive relationship.

In the morning or afternoon, in a group of 4-5 people, children learn the language through songs, fairy tales, and theatre. Such activities stimulate children's imagination, develop their self-confidence. At the end of the program, the school invites parents to look at the performances that children are happy with.

Instead of learning the language, children can choose a new course called Science and Technology, which uses science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to develop students' critical thinking and knowledge of the world.

Additional classes

  • Robotics
  • The science
  • Every day, one hour is devoted to project training, which is aimed at strengthening language skills and creativity: poetry, cinema, music, video production, joint art projects, cheese making, and cooking.
  • Sports and swimming: children swim almost every day under the guidance of professional instructors. They also play various sports that focus on teamwork and coordination. In 2018, the school presents two intensive four-day sports programs taught by highly qualified trainers: a tennis camp and a football camp. These programs are available at an additional cost.
  • Performing art: a talented school team prepares children for a musical and teaches them singing, dancing, art, theatre, percussion and even ukulele! Children learn songs in English, French and Italian and showcase all their new talents at the Summer Arts Festival at the end of each session.
  • Visual arts: classes allow children to work with various fields: from painting to collage to ceramics. Children's works are exhibited during the Summer Arts Festival.
  • After dinner, teachers organize activities that focus on teamwork and fostering friendships. Favourite activities include dancing, a campus quest, Harry Potter night, Capture the Flag game, and a carnival.

On Saturdays, children take part in exciting weekend clubs. For example, French cuisine, open-air drawing around Lugano, hiking, and the World Cup.

Program for teens (11-13 years old)

Morning classes

Students choose a course for basic training, which they devote 4 hours in the morning 5 days a week. The choice is offered:

  • English as a Foreign Language (ESL): the ability to significantly improve your knowledge of the language under the guidance of experienced teachers. Children are completely immersed in the language environment, and in addition to the lessons, they actively practice English on activism, excursions, in the process of communicating with peers.
  • Writing skills development (English program): for children with a high level of knowledge of the language. Students improve their writing skills by learning how to structure and write essays, scientific papers, and compelling texts.
  • Italian for beginners: Ticino, Switzerland's only Italian canton, is an ideal medium for learning spoken Italian. Pupils consolidate classroom instruction with trips throughout the Ticino region and Italy.
  • French: children learn from native speakers to help them gain confidence in their knowledge. Optionally, trips to the French-speaking part of Switzerland, giving the opportunity to use the language in real conditions of communication.
  • Musical theatre: students improve their acting, singing and dancing skills, working with professional performers from New York, London, Los Angeles. Children will also learn about production of productions, including set design, costumes and process control. The group performs a musical on the last evening of each session.
  • Digital Photography: A course for children interested in photography who want to do their best work. An experienced photographer works with students. The program focuses on the features of the camera, composition, lighting technology and image processing. Children take part in trips to scenic spots around Ticino. Cameras for training are provided.

Sport

Twice a week after lunch, students take part in a sports program. Among the possible activities: archery, windsurfing, rock climbing, water skiing, tennis and much more. On campus, you can do art and dance.

For those who are more serious about sports, the school offers sports clubs that will make progress in the game. Classes are held three times a week after lunch. Classes are available at an additional cost. All equipment for classes is provided.

  • Tennis: maximum 20 students per group. The ratio of trainers to students: 1: 5.
  • Golf: maximum 8 students per group.
  • Milan Football Camp: An intensive program led by the coach of the updated Milan Club. This is a unique opportunity to study at the highest level with trained trainers.
  • Armani Basketball Club: children will improve their playing skills, teamwork and tactical strategies.

Additional classes

On Sundays, all students work on special cultural projects, which include planning and conducting a carnival and creating cultural presentations. These fun projects require teamwork and leadership and allow students to practice the language or skills of musical theatre in various situations.

Cultural evenings on Mondays introduce students to internationally renowned artists and musicians. Dancers from international groups, the New York Jazz Ensemble and the classical orchestra perform here.

In addition, students join a special team that teaches performing arts. Classes are held four evenings a week, one hour at a time, and you are invited to try something new: study a musical instrument, write a song, create a dance, and then show your performance at the Summer Arts Festival.

The school offers classes in various interest clubs: robotics, the study of advanced sciences, graphic design, a club of Swiss culture, or a culinary club.

On Saturday afternoons, special events are held to develop leadership qualities, including a regatta on Lake Lugano, the TACIS Olympics and the game "Treasure Hunt".

Excursions

Tuesday and Wednesday are its own weekend during which children travel. Adventure lovers can go canoeing, caving or swim in the icy alpine waters. While culture lovers can visit Milan, Como or Lucerne. One-day excursions immerse students in the culture of Switzerland and Italy.

Overnight trips are a fascinating combination of cultural and adventure activities. For example, ice climbing and hiking in an alpine hut near Andermatt, visiting the Chateau d'Oex in French-speaking Switzerland, a walk along the Italian coast between Santa Margherita and Portofino, as well as visiting the charming Tuscan mountain towns.

PROGRAM FOR TEENAGERS (14-18 YEARS)

Students choose a course for basic training, which they devote 4 hours in the morning 5 days a week. The choice is offered:

  • English as a Foreign Language (ESL): the classes are well structured and designed to develop students' confidence in using the language. Children are completely immersed in the language environment, and in addition to the lessons, they actively practice English on activism, excursions, in the process of communicating with peers.
  • Writing skills development (English program): for children with a high level of knowledge of the language. Students improve their writing skills by learning how to structure and write essays, scientific papers, and compelling texts. Students will make a portfolio that will be an advantage when entering a university.
  • Intensive Italian: Ticino, Switzerland's only Italian canton, is an ideal medium for learning spoken Italian. Pupils consolidate classroom instruction with trips throughout the Ticino region and Italy.
  • Intensive French: children learn from native speakers to help them gain confidence in their knowledge. Optionally, trips to the French-speaking part of Switzerland, giving the opportunity to use the language in real conditions of communication.
  • Preparation for IB: The course introduces students to the requirements of the International Baccalaureate program. The training focuses on 3 components of the program and develops students' research, presentation and academic writing skills. Children learn to set real goals and competently manage their time. Learning requires at least an average level of English.
  • Own start-up: students will learn the basic principles of a start-up, learn how digital innovation has dramatically changed how an entrepreneur should start building a new business, and learn what skills are most important in the business world in the modern world. Ultimately, students will develop their own ideas in a start-up.
  • Musical theatre: students improve their acting, singing and dancing skills, working with professional performers from New York, London, Los Angeles. The group performs a musical on the last evening of each session.
  • Digital photography: a course for children interested in photography who want to take their photo work to the next level. The basis of the course is the study of the technical and aesthetic properties of digital photography with an emphasis on the use of a digital camera as a tool for photographic expression. Students will learn basic photo-processing skills in Adobe Lightroom. Children take part in trips to scenic spots around Ticino.
  • Architecture and design: training takes place in a purpose-built architectural studio on the school campus. Class work includes studying the classical architecture of the 19th century, sketching from slides and creating several models that will be presented at the Summer Festival of Arts. Over the weekend, trips to Basel, Ronshan, and Weil am Rhein will take place to explore the famous Vitra Museum. The course is offered at an additional cost. Learning requires at least an average level of English.
  • Fashion and textile design: students study the process of designing clothes, creating their own collection, including sketch designs, fabric selection and design. Branding, marketing, identity, visual perception, colour psychology, and anticipation of trends are also being studied. School excursions include a visit to the textile and printing factory in Como and the Costume Museum in the Palazzo Morando in Milan. Learning requires at least an average level of English.
  • Italian cuisine. Children will learn how to cook real Italian food! They will select ingredients in Italian markets, travel to Italian cheese and meat factories, practice knife handling skills and learn how to balance spices perfectly. Students will complete the course with extensive knowledge of the culinary culture of Italy, as well as recipes that can be used for many years.

Sport

After lunch, students take part in a sports program. Possible activities include windsurfing, kayaking, sailing or swimming on Italian lakes; tennis, football, basketball, volleyball, relaxing sports: yoga or Pilates. On campus, you can do art and dance.

For those who are more serious about sports, the school offers sports clubs that will make progress in the game. Classes are available at an additional cost. All equipment for classes is provided.

  • Milan Football Camp: An intensive program led by the coach of the updated Milan Club. This is a unique opportunity to study at the highest level with trained trainers.
  • Armani Basketball Club: children will improve their playing skills, teamwork and tactical strategies. The program focuses on the development of physical strength and fitness elements necessary to increase the confidence of the player and his performance in the game.
  • CrossFit: a well-known program for getting in excellent physical shape, developing strength and endurance. The program consists of aerobic exercises, gymnastics and weight lifting.

ACCOMMODATION

The campus has 7 comfortable chalet residences. The rooms are designed for 2-3 people, fully furnished and equipped with the necessary equipment. Each room has a private bathroom. In addition, each residence is equipped with a small kitchen, a cosy living room for common relaxation, laundry.

Excursions

The travel program introduces students to the most beautiful and exciting destinations in Switzerland and Italy: from the Italian lakes and the Swiss Alps to the Mediterranean coast. Examples of excursions: hiking on Mount Jungfrau, drawing in Venice, climbing a glacier, a culinary tour of Rome. Children can do water activities: canoeing, rafting or kayaking.

COST, 2021

3 weeks - CHF 7,000
4 weeks - CHF 8,500

Included in cost

  • Teaching
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Educational materials
  • Laundry

Extra paid

  • Flight
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Services of our company

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  • Conducted a personal inspection of almost all the schools that we offer
  • We do not work with the mass segment, only camps for discerning customers
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