New to Basel: our English primary school

From summer 2024, the English-language primary school will complement the school programme at the Academia International School in Basel. We teach in line with the broad, balanced and highly flexible Cambridge Primary curriculum: the 10 subjects in the curriculum cover all areas of science and humanities, mathematics, language skills, sport, exercise and artistic design, and provide the optimal basis for your child’s successful future.

The British curriculum will be supplemented in German and French by elements of the Swiss Curriculum 21 to allow your child to transfer to the Swiss school system.

At our primary school, no lesson is boring: our experienced, qualified and warm-hearted teachers convey the learning material in vivid and varied ways. In doing so, they specifically encourage and challenge each child’s strengths. In addition to teaching the curriculum, we prioritise our pupils developing healthy self-confidence, taking responsibility, reflecting on and learning from their actions, having the curiosity to try out new things and getting involved.

As a day school, we offer wraparound care for your child outside of teaching hours. We offer a freshly prepared lunch every day in our canteen and a comprehensive day school structure with clubs and supervised homework time.


We will be happy to show you in a personal conversation what we can offer your child and find out together whether our primary school is the right fit for them.

Follow-on options

After Year 6, pupils can:

  • Attend our secondary school (Pre-IGCSE) without an exam
  • Transfer to another international school
  • Transfer to a public secondary school (allocated to P/A/E ability levels based on an aptitude test)

Would you like to find out more about what we offer? Please contact us for a non-binding consultation or attend one of our information events.

The Academia International School Primary School is located in Basel.

Key elements of primary education

  • Broad and balanced education
  • Flexible curriculum
  • Seamless transition within the Cambridge curriculum
  • Day school structure with lunch, clubs and leisure activities

Bilingual kindergarten and primary school at Academia Bilingual School

Is your family planning to stay in Switzerland for the longer term and would you like to keep all the options in the Swiss school system open to your child? Or would you like your child to learn perfect German in addition to English?
The Academia Bilingual School offers just that: bilingual teaching according to the Swiss curriculum (Curriculum 21) combined with the Cambridge curriculum – from kindergarten to the end of primary school.