TASIS The American School in England provides a high quality education for over students ages three to 18, representing over 50 nations. Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and embolden each learner to flourish as a principled, open-minded and compassionate member of a global community. Approximately half attend the Upper School (ages 14 to 18). We accept boarding applications from grades 8 through to grades 12.
Located in a small English village only 18 miles from London and 6 miles from Heathrow Airport, the School’s beautiful 46-acre campus combines historic buildings with purpose-built classrooms, computer centers, an art/music complex, a 350-seat theater, and extensive sports facilities. Wi-fi is available throughout the campus.
TASIS England’s challenging university-preparatory curriculum includes the American High School diploma, Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate diploma. Limited one-semester-only and year abroad opportunities are available. ESL instruction and special international section courses are provided for students whose native language is not English. Graduates attend highly ranked universities in the UK (40% of the class of 2018), the USA (40%), and around the rest of the world (20%).
Small classes (average 15) and a dedicated, experienced faculty provide highly individualized pathways, with 50% of our graduating class of 2018 having taken the IB, and the remainder successfully completing the high school diploma and AP exams. Taking full advantage of the opportunities that England and Europe offer as extensions to classroom learning, students enjoy numerous field trips, weekend activities, and travel within continental Europe.
The academic year begins in late August and is divided into two semesters, ending in January and June. Breaks include two weeks at Christmas, two weeks at Easter and one week in February. The educational October Travel Week is an integral part of the program and full costs are included in boarding fees.
Diverse co-curricular activities, community service, and cultural excursions ensure a balanced education. Students perform on campus in musicals, drama, concerts, and music recitals. Weekend trips include Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon. The Model United Nations takes students annually to debate in The Hague.
Sports facilities include two gymnasiums, a fitness-center, tennis courts and extensive outdoor playing fields. Basketball, cross-country, volleyball, soccer, rugby, tennis, baseball and softball teams compete in tournaments with international schools throughout Europe. Other recreational sports include badminton, horse riding, sailing, lacrosse, golf, and swimming.
Our boarding houses are small (fewer than 30) and students are taken care of by a house parent, deputy house parent and house tutors from our teaching staff. An experienced 24-hour nursing staff, and a school doctor on call, provide medical care from the campus Health Center. The school provides all meals, and the catering team is highly commended for the healthy, varied food they serve.
Applications are considered on a rolling admissions basis when all forms and supporting academic information (including a SLEP test, IELS or TOEFL score) are received. Details and forms are available on the school website. Visits can be arranged by appointment throughout the year.
Address: Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8TE, England
3 Key Program Features:
- Boarding program providing a family style community and excellent pastoral care
- IB and AP Courses with excellent university placement worldwide. Academic ESL support
- Extensive travel opportunities in England and Europe
- Total Enrollment : 360
- Type : Co-Ed
- Boarding Grades : 6-12
- Total Students : 360
- Boarding Students : 185
- Day Students : 185
- ESL Offered : Yes
- Summer Program :
- Avg. Class Size : 14
- Standard Application : Yes
- Academic URL : https://www.tasisengland.org
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