, also known as "The American School in England," is one of five American schools
located in and around London
. It was founded in 1976 in the village of Thorpe, Surrey
, south west of London.
The school consists of an early years program called Frog Hollow, a Lower School (pre-kindergarten to 5th grade), a Middle School (6th-8th grade) and an Upper School (9th-12th grades). In total there are approximately 750 students and 100 full-time faculty. The Upper School has about 390 students, 165 of whom board.
The Lower and Middle schools teach the American Core Knowledge
curriculum. The Upper School, starting in 2005-2006, offers the International Baccalaureate
together with the traditional American AP system, which it has offered since its founding.
One of the many programs that TASIS offers is its INPRO, "in-program", travel week during October. During this week off, students travel, if they wish, to various countries throughout the world. Past destinations have included France
and various Eastern European countries. The Greece trip has traditionally been the Senior class trip.
Origin of name
TASIS stands for The American School in Switzerland
. TASIS England was originally set up as a branch of that school based in Surrey
, England. Its current official relationship to the original TASIS (other than sharing private ownership) is that of a sister school. TASIS England was founded in 1976 by... Read More