The England Campus
The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), the first American boarding school in Europe, was founded in 1956 by renowned international educator, Mrs. M. Crist Fleming. Two decades later, Mrs. Fleming took the seed of TASIS from Switzerland and planted it in England's “green and pleasant land”, giving it the name TASIS England. Since 1976, TASIS England has grown in size and in the impressiveness of its campus, developed a first-rate reputation among international schools, formed its own unique character as a day and boarding school, and eventually was rechristened TASIS The American School in England.
From its first years, TASIS England has hosted the TASIS England Summer School (TESS) and TASIS English Language Program (TELP) during the summer months. Both programs share the full campus of TASIS The American School in England, situated on 35 acres in the village of Thorpe, Surrey, a serene country environment six miles from Windsor, ten miles from Heathrow Airport, and 18 miles from central London.
Thorpe Place, the main building, is a late Georgian mansion. It serves as the main student residence and includes class and seminar rooms, the dining rooms and salon, administrative offices, and a 12,000-volume library. Thorpe House, across the street, is an 18th-century mansion which serves as a student residence. Other campus buildings range from a 17th-century thatched cottage to the modern 350-seat theatre, and contain dormitories, a student recreation center, classrooms, a computer center, an art/music complex, and a multi-purpose gymnasium.
Four outdoor tennis courts and two basketball courts, three athletic fields, a regulation baseball diamond, spacious lawns and gardens, and a pond complete the campus. In addition, the School makes use of local athletic facilities for golf, swimming, horseback riding, and waterskiing.