The Tehran American School Association is a member supported alumni association for students, faculty, administrators, parents, and friends of those who attended the Tehran American School during its existence from 1954 through December 1978. Our association shares news about Tehran American School reunions, local get-togethers, friends, and more.
Our Iran Experiences Are Fondly Remembered...
“50 years ago I graduated from TAS! What happy memories of Iran and so sad about the subsequent history. Was ordained by Archbishop of Isfahan in 1979 and was impressed when revisiting Iran in 2014”
— Christopher Basden, 1967-1971
“When I got to Tehran it was definitely cultural shock to the nth degree. The smells, the sounds, the weather, the people, all foreign to me. “Nowhere was there warmth to be found” like the song Eight Miles High said. Now what? TAS made me feel at home while CHS made me feel as part of the International Community. When I departed in 1974, I truly understood that a symbiotic relationship between me and TAS mixed extremely well.”
— Brian Donaldson, Early 1970’s
Living in Tehran gave me a perspective on the world I could never have gotten any other way. TAS was amazing. It felt like a closer community than any other school I ever attended. I have kept in touch with one friend continuously ever since then, and I have had the great pleasure of reconnecting with old friends and making new ones thanks to the TAS communities now online!
— Paul Stevenson, 1976-1978
“My time in Tehran (‘66-‘67 and summer ‘68) were the best and most influential times in my life. I have nothing but extraordinary memories, unlike any others. I felt somewhat privileged to have a Persian boyfriend which afforded me some unique and amazing experiences. The most rewarding and enduring asset is that my best friends then are still my best friends…and I wouldn’t trade that for the world! Tehran and TAS enriched my life in many ways, for which I am extremely grateful.”
— Ann Starker Spencer, 1966-67, Summer 1968