TASIS Portugal is the fourth campus and most recent addition to the TASIS family of schools.
TASIS Portugal challenges and nurtures students to pursue academic and personal excellence with the goal of helping them become engaged global citizens and innovative, selfless leaders.
TASIS Portugal aspires to be a world-class school that transforms students’ lives through a love of learning, truth, beauty, and goodness.
Community: TASIS Portugal believes in the power of community, and the way we interact and conduct ourselves weaves the fabric of our culture. Families choose TASIS Portugal in part because they perceive that the school shares many of their values and subscribes to the theme of partnership. Together, we are educating the young people in our care and preparing them to be good global citizens for a world in which that is often lacking.
Responsibility: TASIS Portugal teaches the importance of social responsibility, which involves an understanding of democratic values, freedom of expression, good manners, and good citizenship. This also means understanding the imminent threats to our planet and being caretakers of our environment.
Excellence: TASIS Portugal values personal excellence. We encourage our students to do their best in all areas: academics, arts, athletics, and citizenship. We stress the value of effort and the satisfaction and rewards that come with hard work.
Teamwork: TASIS Portugal believes that learning is a lifelong process, and by working together we can create a better world. Therefore, we encourage teamwork over competition and collaboration over solitary learning. This includes the promotion of diversity in thought and culture and the elimination of sexism and racism.
Courage: TASIS Portugal believes in the development of self-confidence and courage and encourages students to take risks and stand behind what they believe while remaining tolerant and empathetic. This is the essence of leadership.
The TASIS Ideals
The TASIS Mission
The TASIS (The American School in Switzerland) family of international schools welcomes young people from all nationalities to educational communities that foster a passion for excellence, along with mutual respect and understanding.
Consistent with the vision of its founder, M. Crist Fleming, TASIS is committed to transmitting the heritage of Western civilization and world cultures: the creations, achievements, traditions, and ideals from the past that offer purpose in the present and hope for the future.
Seeking to balance the pursuit of knowledge with the love of wisdom, and promoting the skills of lifelong learning, an appreciation for beauty, and the development of character, each school combines a challenging academic program with opportunities for artistic endeavor, physical activity, and service to others.
Believing in the worth of each individual and the importance of enduring relationships, TASIS seeks to embody and instill the values of personal responsibility, civility, compassion, justice, and truth.