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academia International School

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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.

Locations

Basel:

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

Zurich:

ais Bilingual Zurich/Terra Nova
Florastrasse 19
CH 8700 Küsnacht
+41 44 910 43 00
info@terra-nova.ch
www.terra-nova.ch

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Brillantmont International School

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Address: , Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 310 0400
Fax: + 41 21 320 8417

Founded in 1882, Brillantmont International School in the centre of Lausanne, in French-speaking Switzerland,  is a family owned, boarding and day school for students from 35 different countries, aged 13-18 (Grades 8-12). The school offers courses leading to British examinations (IGCSE, A Level) or American High School Diploma, with SAT, TOEFL, IELTS and AP. Small class sizes and close teacher attention help students optimise their learning. After Brillantmont students enter universities throughout the world. The school also offers a 13th Grade (Gap Year) programme. Teaching is in English but all students learn French, the host language. Numerous extra-curricular activities allow students to develop their interests and talents in many areas - sporting, humanitarian, leadership, musical. The small size of the school (approx. 130 students) provides a welcoming, home from home community.  In July and August, the school offers a residential Summer Course for boys and girls aged 10-17  to learn French or English, play sports and join excursions across Switzerland. Many students return year after year.

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Children First Association

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Address: Freiestrasse 175, 8032 Zurich
Tel: 41 (0) 44 252 9121

Children First is a non-profit association providing quality childcare and international early education to multilingual children aged 0 – 7. Located in a beautiful residential area in Zurich with excellent connections on public transport. Individualised education and small groups in English. German language options up to a bilingual level are available ages two plus. A half day 'Art and Play' group is available 3-4 mornings at our Englischviertelstrasse 42 location. Extra classes include music, dance, French, and football. Our daycare, pre-school and kindergarten are in spacious, sunny classrooms. Our early years curriculum combined with Montessori methodology will expand your child’s horizons and prepare them for their future education.

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Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles

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Address: , 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.

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Collège Alpin Beau Soleil

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Address: , 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!

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Collège Champittet

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Address: Chemin de Champittet, 1009 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 721 05 05

Collège Champittet has two campuses, one in Lausanne (for students aged 3 to 18, boarding from 12 years) and one campus in Nyon close to Geneva (3 to 10 years). The school offers three internationally recognised diplomas: the French-English bilingual Swiss Maturité, the French Baccalaureate, as well as the International Baccalaureate taught in English. Emphasis is placed on learning languages.

The students learn English and are introduced to German at a very young age, before they begin a French-English bilingual programme, and have the choice to take advanced German. As for non-francophone students, they learn French through the French as a Foreign Language (FLE) programme. Students also have exclusive access to a music programme developed in partnership with the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

The school also works with the MIT in the USA and once a year sends a group of students and a teacher to take part in a week of science. In addition to its academic programme, Collège Champittet offers numerous educational trips and extracurricular activities as well as the opportunity to participate in the school’s humanitarian projects. In summer our leadership camp welcomes students from all over the world for a summer full of fun and interactive learning. 

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Collège Champittet

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Address: Chemin de Champittet, 1009 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 721 05 05

Collège Champittet has two campuses, one in Lausanne (for students aged 3 to 18, boarding from 12 years) and one campus in Nyon close to Geneva (3 to 10 years). The school offers three internationally recognised diplomas: the French-English bilingual Swiss Maturité, the French Baccalaureate, as well as the International Baccalaureate taught in English. Emphasis is placed on learning languages.

The students learn English and are introduced to German at a very young age, before they begin a French-English bilingual programme, and have the choice to take advanced German. As for non-francophone students, they learn French through the French as a Foreign Language (FLE) programme. Students also have exclusive access to a music programme developed in partnership with the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

The school also works with the MIT in the USA and once a year sends a group of students and a teacher to take part in a week of science. In addition to its academic programme, Collège Champittet offers numerous educational trips and extracurricular activities as well as the opportunity to participate in the school’s humanitarian projects. In summer our leadership camp welcomes students from all over the world for a summer full of fun and interactive learning. 

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ICS Inter-Community School Zurich

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Address: Strubenacher 3 , 8126 Zumikon
Tel: 0041 (0) 44 919 8300

The Inter-Community School Zurich (ICS) is the longest-established international school in the Zurich area. A private, co-educational and inclusive day school, we first opened our doors in 1960 and today provide a world-class international education to students aged 3 to 18.

Our language of instruction is English and all students learn German, the language of our host country. Many students study a third language through to Grade 12. We also support students with limited English through our ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) programme. Our Early Years 1 Programme offers a bilingual strand.

As well as offering the full IB Diploma to all students, ICS champions excellence in Sports and Arts and offers students a broad range of exciting extra - curricular opportunities alongside the academic IB programme.

Our school campus is conveniently located about 15 minutes from the city centre of Zurich and can be easily accessed by public transportation. We would be delighted to welcome you to our school for a  campus tour. We look forward to hearing from you at contact@icsz.ch.

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International Bilingual School Terra Nova by academia

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Address: , 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.

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International School - Zurich North (ISZN)

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Address: , Wallisellen
Tel: +41 (0)44 830 7000

International School – Zurich North (ISZN) provides a high-quality education to the children of the international community. We are a multi-cultural day school for students aged 3 to 18, located in the north-eastern suburbs of Zurich, Switzerland

The Primary School, Nursery up to Grade 5, follows the IB PYP programme which has been authorized by the IBO. The PYP is the worldwide established standard for an educational programme at the Primary level, offered by many top international schools.

The Secondary School, Grades 6, 7 and 8 are based on a broad international curriculum. Grades 9 and 10 follow a 2-year programme leading to the CIE IGCSEs and Grades 11 and 12 sit the IAL/AS/A Level Examinations from Edexcel. Both CIE and Edexcel qualifications are recognized by many universities around the world.

We have laid the foundation for an exciting and educationally challenging experience for students. We aim to provide opportunities that encourage, challenge and nurture children as well as helping them achieve their goals to the best of their ability. All aspects of a child's life will be explored; whether it’s sport, arts, languages, computers, Science, Mathematics or trips and excursions to broaden their scope of learning. At ISZN we strive to keep your child enthused, interested and eager to come to school. 

ISZN offers educational programs for the respective age groups:

- Early Years Programme (starting at 3 years of age)
- Primary Programme (PYP) Grades 1-5 (ages 7-11)
- Middle School Programme Grades 6-10  (ages 11-16)
- High School Programme Grades 11-12 (ages 16-18)

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