«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 academics 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