Compulsory schooling: German or bilingual (German/English)

In Academia schools, children from kindergarten age to the end of compulsory schooling experience a close-knit yet cosmopolitan atmosphere, where they are treated as individuals and are able to develop as personalities. They are given full support throughout but are also encouraged to work intensively and expand their learning, subject knowledge and social skills.

We run four bilingual schools (German/English) in Basel, Küsnacht, Winterthur and Zurich and a German-speaking school in Reinach (BL). At all our schools, children are taught according to Lehrplan 21, and teaching at our bilingual schools also follows the Cambridge international curriculum. All our schools are recognised as private schools by the canton in which they are located.

Dedicated, informal, individual: our German-speaking school for primary, secondary and Year 10 students in Reinach (BL).

Our teaching at Academia Primar & Sek is aligned to the guidelines of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft and to Lehrplan 21. We have been providing secondary school teaching and Year 10 since 2015, and in August 2019, we introduced a primary level too (currently Years 5 and 6).

This makes us unique:

  • Small classes: we know every child
  • Transition to secondary school without the pressure of selection
  • Intensive career guidance

Naturally bilingual: our bilingual day schools in Basel and Winterthur.

The Academia Bilingual School is committed to providing an international environment where teaching takes place in German and English: from pre-kindergarten to the end of primary schooling in Basel, and secondary schooling in Winterthur respectively. The school opened at its first site in Basel in 2010. A second site in Winterthur followed in August 2021.

This makes us unique:

  • Consistently bilingual with teachers who are native speakers
  • Individual support thanks to small class sizes
  • Comprehensive extracurricular care

We open doors to new worlds: Terra Nova – pioneer in bilingual primary education in Küsnacht (ZH).

At the Terra Nova Bilingual School, we provide a bilingual (German/English) education from pre-kindergarten to the end of primary school (Year 6). Teaching is based on the Swiss curriculum and, for the subject of English, the Cambridge international curriculum. Founded in 1996, Terra Nova is an achievement-oriented educational institution and place of innovation.

This makes us unique:

  • Individual support for each child
  • Day school with homework club and a varied programme of extracurricular activities
  • Lively, welcoming, and supportive community

Globally recognised, holistic and innovative – your path to higher education: our English-speaking college in Basel, Winterthur and Zurich.

Academia International School in Basel, Winterthur and Zurich prepares young people from Year 7 for the internationally recognised IGCSE and International A Levels. Our Pre-IGCSE-programme (Year 7 and 8) is run with a unique bilingual concept, while the IGCSE- and A-Level-programme forms the ideal preparation for various further educational pathways such as university studies in Switzerland and abroad.

This makes us unique:

  • Close-knit school community with room to cater to individual needs
  • Holistic, strength-based learning, thanks to qualified native-speaker teachers
  • Unique bilingual experience in our Pre-IGCSE-programme (Years 7 and 8)
  • Consistently high success rates at IGCSE and A-level examinations