Compulsory schooling: German, English or bilingual

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 three bilingual schools (German/English) in Basel, Küsnacht and Winterthur, an English-speaking secondary school in Basel and a German-speaking school in Reinach. At all of our schools, children are taught according to Lehrplan 21, and teaching at our bilingual schools also follows the Cambridge international curriculum. All of 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
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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 kindergarten to the end of secondary schooling. The school opened at its first site in Basel in 2010. A second site in Winterthur will follow 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
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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 kindergarten to the end of compulsory schooling. 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
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Holistic, personal, small by design: our English-speaking secondary school in Basel.

In 2021, the Academia International School expanded to include English-speaking secondary schooling (Years 7 and 8) based on the Cambridge international curriculum. Our students are provided with the ideal preparation for entrance to the internationally recognised IGCSE programme from Year 9.

This makes us unique:

  • Ideal preparation for English-speaking college and international exams (IGCSE/A Levels)
  • Individual support in a close-knit atmosphere
  • Only English-speaking secondary school in the city of Basel
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