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The academia International Schools in Basel and Zurich offer a consistent bilingual curriculum for Preschool, Primary School and Precollege and is based on the Cambridge International curriculum as well as on the Lehrplan 21, the official curriculum of German-speaking Switzerland. This ensures the required compatibility to transfer to another international or Swiss school at any time. We can, therefore, provide an attractive and strength-based education to all children and adolescents with a cosmopolitan background, preparing them for the challenges of the future.

Students at our College campus enjoy preparation for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Thereafter, studies for the internationally recognised A-level examinations guide the educational journey. This degree provides students with a highly regarded qualification for university entrance, also by Swiss universities.

academia stands for highest quality.

As an internationally approved private school, we are additionally monitored by the most well-known and renowned examination bodies in the world: Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel.

We understand quality to mean that each and every one of our students – the youngest ones, those at primary school, adolescents and those approaching adulthood – are able to reach their goals with enthusiasm, passion and success.



ais Bilingual Basel (K-8)
Bonergasse 75
CH 4057 Basel
+41 61 260 20 20

ais College Basel (9-12)
Margarethenstrasse 47
CH 4053 Basel
ab 1. Oktober 2018:
Steinentorstrasse 30
CH 4051 Basel
+41 61 260 20 80


ais Bilingual Zurich/Terra Nova
Florastrasse 19
CH 8700 Küsnacht
+41 44 910 43 00 | View website | View on map

Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles


Address: Route de Belfort 10, 2900 Porrentruy

Tel: +41 32 466 11 57

Founded in 1897, the Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles is located in outstanding settings in Ajoie, in the Swiss Jura Canton. The school, which welcomes young people aged between 10 and 20, stands on the edge of the Allaine, in a tree-lined garden at the foot of the magnificent Château de Porrentruy. Nicknamed the Athens of the Jura, this little town with nearly 7,000 inhabitants is known for its long tradition of education, its openness to the wider world and its vocation of stimulating the thirst for knowledge. | View website | View on map

Collège Alpin Beau Soleil


Address: Route du Village 1, 1884, Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud

Tel: +41 24 496 2626

At College Alpin Beau Soleil the experience goes way beyond that of an ordinary boarding school.  We believe, it’s what you do that counts and we encourage our students to be the best that they can be.  Through exciting experiences both inside and outside the classroom, in Switzerland and around the world we inspire and challenge the leaders of tomorrow.

Our stunning campus, with its views across the Swiss Alps, is located in the heart of a beautiful and safe alpine village offering an exceptional environment in which to live and learn

Our education philosophy encourages students, who come from more than 50 different nations, to develop skills including teamwork, collaboration, and resilience, important for their future.

Inspiring, committed and passionate teachers, who bring their subject to life are the keys to our educational success and our small class sizes ensure individual attention and a personalised education. With both an International and French Section our students are able to choose between the IB, High-School Diploma or French Baccalaureate.

During the month of July, our Summer Camp Programme welcomes campers aged 7- 17 years who join a programme rich in variety.  The combination of inspiring language lessons, exciting activities and friends from around the world leaves our happy campers with just one wish – to return! | View website | View on map

International Bilingual School Terra Nova by academia


Address: Florastrasse 19, CH 8700 Küsnacht Zurich

Tel: +41 44 910 43 00

The IBS Terra Nova has been a part of the academia Group Switzerland AG since August 2017. 

This private school is state recognized as well as confessionally and ideologically independent. Since its foundation in 1996, IBS Terra Nova has stood for a performance-oriented educational institution and a place of innovation. Parents who set high standards for the education of their children find a competent partner in IBS Terra Nova. Our uppermost goal is to prepare the students for an academic education in either a long- or short-term Gymnasium grammar school.

IBS Terra Nova is firmly anchored in the Swiss educational landscape and prepares children and youth for international requirements. We want to maintain the joy of discovery, recognize children’s talents and specific strengths and promote them. In awareness of the significance of English, we already nurture bilingualism in our kindergarten and primary school. At the secondary level, language teaching in German and English is according to knowledge and happens in ability-level groups.

The school is run as a day school and cares for the children throughout the day – with lunch and additional offers in culture and sport.

They also offer extensive, flexible after-school care and clubs until 18:30. | View website | View on map

La Côte International School


Address: Chemin de Clamogne 8, 1170 Aubonne

Tel: 0041 (0)22 823 26 26

Founded in 2008, La Côte International School is a co-educational day school that welcomes over 330 students between 2 and 18 years old to our state-of-the-art campus conveniently located between Geneva and Lausanne. Our international educational offer is built on the English National Curriculum in the early & primary years and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes in the secondary section, as well as a bilingual Swiss Maturité option from age 10. As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of 46 premium schools around the world, our outstanding team of over 40 professionals implements the High Quality Learning approach to teaching. This approach, combined with our culture of mutual respect, tolerance, care and support, ensures that every child can thrive. 

LCIS encourages students to develop academic, personal and social skills by means of a rigorous programme and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The individual student is at the center of the educational philosophy practiced by LCIS. Particular emphasis is laid on developing critical thinking, proactive knowledge acquisition and, namely the performing arts, thanks to a partnership with the Juilliard School in New York. | View website | View on map

Obersee Bilingual School


Address: Eichenstrasse 4c, Pfäffikon, 8808 Schwyz

Tel: +41 (0) 55 511 38 00

Obersee Bilingual School is a bilingual school located in Pfäffikon, Canton Schwyz. We teach 50/50 English and German by a team of highly qualified, native English or German speaking teachers. OBS welcomes students from Babycare age (starting from 3 months) to Upper School (Grade 12). We offer a range of extra services to suit your time schedules such as early care, late care, homework club and various other extracurricular activities.

OBS students are:

• global citizens
• critical thinkers
• enthusiastic and active lifelong learners
• collaborators
• self-directed explorers
• digital natives
• able to live up to our OBS Universe of Values

At OBS, we endeavour for our students to approach the world of tomorrow with joy and enthusiasm and to see it as a place of endless opportunities. Our students will design their future, as well as ours, and we provide them with an outstanding education that prepares them for this exciting yet unknown future. 

Empowering children to face the complex challenges of the future. | View website | View on map

International School of basel

Address: Fleischbachstrasse 2, 4153 Reinach Basel

Tel: +41 61 715 33 33

ISB is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school serving students ages 3-19 with the three widely acclaimed programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) at three separate campuses. These include the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3-11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11-16, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16-19.

Since its founding, ISB has welcomed support from the local Swiss community, as well as the diverse industries of the region. As the local demand for international talent continues to grow, and as families from across the globe continue to settle in the Basel region, the school continues to expand. The school benefits from–while at the same time provides–an invaluable service for the global community which calls Basel home. As such, ISB has firmly established itself in both the local and international communities, and is a common ground for local families that want their children to connect with the world, as well as international families that want their children to find a home within the local landscape. | View website | View on map

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