This is what parents say about us:

«I just want to say how grateful I am to the Academia teachers who have taught my son these last 3 years. It is amazing what he has achieved and this would not have been possible in the local school. He was in the lower group and told he would never make university. I am so happy that he has proved them wrong. I know he is not there yet, but the fact that he may have that option is wonderful. I am overjoyed to say the least: You all do such a brilliant job.»
Mother of a student at International School Basel

«My son joined Academia’s IGCSE class in Zurich after we moved to Switzerland from Germany. He wants to study abroad, and we have found that the A Level system is more suitable in his case as it allows him to leverage his strengths and preferences. The staff at Academia are very supportive, clearly wanting students to succeed and have an enjoyable learning experience, while class contents are geared towards individual needs and getting ready for challenging and comprehensive exams. I am confident that this is a great preparation for further academic study in an international environment. Thanks to everyone at Academia.»
Parent of a student at College Zürich

«I am an American parent and I have two daughters in Academia. I have a daughter who will be graduating this year and going to university in the United States. Academia’s IGCSE program definitely prepared her for applying for many universities in the United States. She is actually getting to go to college at the age of 17 because of how well the IGCSE program prepared her for applying for college. She is going to Penn State University and actually got early admission as a 16 year old because she completed the IGCSE level of classes and exams. Now she is taking AS level classes in her last year and those will afford her a few extra college credits in the United States. We have been extremely pleased with how this program has prepared her for college. It has been an extremely challenging program that is far harder than the United States high school program. And we moved here from a top high school in Boston, Massachusetts. She has applied to many universities and the IGCSE program made her prepared to do that. The universities looked very favorably on her IGCSE program as what was needed for an incoming freshman at most universities. Our other daughter is vision-impaired, and we have found that Academia has been extremely open and accepting of her needs and meeting her needs at school. We did not find that at some of the other international schools. Academia has made it easy for our daughter to get what she needs and access the curriculum and be successful. Overall – this is a great school and we have been so pleased on how well prepared our children have become for university whether in Europe or in the United States.»
Mother of two daughters at Academia International School Basel

«We joined Academia School from its very early stages and both our boys stayed for 7 years. Over those years it was sometimes difficult, but we always had a good feeling about the approach and commitment the school has, as well as a philosophy of creating ownership with the children.
Clearly, moving away from Switzerland and into a new school system was a test of what our boys actually learned at Academia. Especially a change of language along with it created some concern for us as parents.
I am pleased to report to you that this concern was unwarranted. Both our boys passed the highest level of schooling (VWO) in the Netherlands with excellent grades in their first year back. Besides the language challenge they also had a Corona challenge to overcome.
I believe this is a testament to the wonderful educational experience both our boys got at Academia. Having had the both the academic freedom as well as the ownership discipline, it clearly equipped them for this new challenge.»
Father of two sons at Academia International School Basel

«British parents – sending your kids here is a no brainer. Academia follows IGCSE and A Levels with all the UCAS support for UK uni entry.»
Parents with students at Academia International School Basel

«We moved to Basel from California two years ago and, as a Swiss-American family, considered the various international schools in the area for our 14-year-old son. We were looking for a school that focused both on academic and human relations (emotional intelligence) skills. Upon visiting Academia we were immediately struck by the enthusiasm, open-mindedness and receptivity that we perceived both from the staff and teachers. In particular the Academic Director has continuously impressed us with her dedication to creating a stimulating and positive environment for all involved. She is not only an inspiring English teacher but also works tirelessly to foster deeper connections between students, as well as to reach out to the wider community. Her interest in and knowledge of human development and communication has been instrumental in the evolution of Academia. Together with the Principal, she has recruited impressive teachers as well as created and staffed an outstanding community relations position to best support the students.
The relatively small size of the school proved to be another advantage which affords it a flexibility and nimbleness to adapt and change rapidly. Furthermore suggestions from parents are always welcome and taken into consideration, resulting in improvements when appropriate. In short, Academia International College is a school that is full of life and in constant evolution, like our children. I can’t think of a better environment in Basel.
PS Bonus! As we are getting ready to move again our son was just accepted into his top choice school.»
Mother of a student at Academia International School Basel

«When I was in my teenage years, I had great dreams of studying abroad just as any other student, but never even believed for a second that this dream would come true one day. Entering Academia International School not only opened a door to an International Matura but also a door to my future. I had been struggling to complete my Matura at a Swiss school and I was on the edge of giving up, when I came to know about the International School Academia and the great offers they had. Upon picking the subjects I was interested in the most, I eventually started to see progressive changes in my grades and I became confident that I could make it as well. This positive attitude led me to a successful completion of my International Matura and opened the path to an International degree at a university in UK. Looking back, I am certain that I would have never had the courage to move abroad and live in an English-speaking country if I had followed the traditional Swiss Matura path where you are less in touch with the English language. I have just received an offer to study for my Masters at Durham University UK. All the teachers at Academia were incredibly helpful and I would not have been able to achieve this goal without them or their help. I would certainly recommend this path to anyone who wants to do more with their lives and explore the beauty of different languages and cultures.»
Graduate of Academia International School Basel, now studying in the UK

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