TASIS The American School in England
With individualized attention in small classes (average 12), students from over 50 nations thrive in an environment that nurtures their intellectual curiosity. The School’s three sections – Lower (ages three to nine), Middle (10-13), and Upper (14-18) – have their own distinct classroom areas but also have the advantage of sharing the extensive facilities for art, drama, music, and sports.
At TASIS England, we recognize the challenge to see beyond a narrow definition of academic excellence and help our students develop essential attributes such as adaptability, curiosity, and reflection. Inherently linked to the skills of 21st century leadership are the concepts of international-mindedness, empathy, and cultural awareness. TASIS England’s enduring goal is to provide a busy and happy environment in which each student flourishes as a principled, open-minded, and compassionate member of our global community. Our students’ confidence, resilience, and empathy as well as their academic achievements will serve as foundations for their future success in the ever-changing landscape of the world.
TASIS England’s educational pathways include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a broad-based American curriculum with Advanced Placement (AP) classes, which follow American College Board standards. English-as-an-Additional Language support is provided for students whose first language is not English. A full range of elementary and middle school courses include English, history, mathematics, and sciences, as well as language courses at several levels. Elective classes offer specialized study in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, computer science, theatre, and the fine arts.
Upper School students work on a one-to-one basis with university counselors as they research and apply to the universities that best fit their educational and career aspirations. TASIS graduates gain acceptance to excellent universities in the US, the UK, and around the world.
The focus on academics is balanced by multi-faceted opportunities that enable students to explore their interests and learn new skills. Learning extends beyond the classroom through field trips, our Academic Travel Program, and a wide range of after-school and weekend activities. TASIS England encourages participation in an extensive choice of recreational and competitive sports, and the Arts offering includes studio arts, theatre, dance, music, photography, and film.
Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form
Type: Day & Boarding
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Roll: 345 Boys / 375 Girls
Age Range: 3-18 Years
TASIS England’s 46-acre campus is close to the M3 junction with the M25, with easy access to London (45 minutes by train) and Heathrow (8 miles).
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Head of School: Mr Bryan Nixon
Contact for enquiries:Simon Fitch, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions
Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey
Tel: 01932 582316
Located 18 miles southwest of London, our beautiful 46-acre village campus seamlessly combines historic buildings with modern facilities including well-equipped science laboratories, a library for each school section, an art/music complex, and a 350-seat theatre, and a Centre for Innovation, Inspiration, and Exploration.
TASIS England’s extensive sports facilities include two gymnasiums, a fitness centre, tennis courts, and several outdoor playing fields.
In the family-style boarding community, the pastoral care of each student is paramount. Single-sex dormitories typically include 13 to 15 students supervised by a resident staff member. Our diverse boarding community includes more than 30 nationalities among the students (aged 13-18) who live, work, and learn together in a structured and supportive environment.
Our Global Community Scholarships are non-means-tested awards of up to 25% of tuition fees available to students entering from Grade 8 (Year 9) to Grade 11 (Year 12) who are excelling in their academic studies, with the potential to make an exceptional contribution to our School, including in the sports, arts, or extracurricular activities. For full information please refer to our website: www.tasisengland.org/Scholarship and Financial Assistance
The School operates a rolling admissions policy; decisions are based upon applications supported by a transcript with three years’ grades and teacher recommendations.
2019-20 (per annum)
Day fees: Nursery – £11,570; Kindergarten to Grade 3 – £19,710; Grades 4 to 8 – £22,990; Grades 9 to 12 – £24,620
Full boarding fees: Grades 8 to 12 – £45,300 (includes mandatory Academic Travel in the Autumn)
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
Every day is an open day. Please contact our Admissions department to arrange for an appointment and personal tour.
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International Baccalaureate Exam Results, Class...
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Grade 12 students support Save...
TASIS England students have been busy recording their favorite stories to share with other children during the Easter holidays and Corona Lockdown period as part of Save The Children #SavedWithStories campaign. TASIS English teacher Ms.Wilkins and her 12 AP and IB English class students recently participated in the Save The Children #SavedWithStories campaign. This program raises money for 30 million children...Read more
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