About us

Founded as a joint stock company in 2005, academia is active in the following educational areas:

Provision of international schooling (academia International School)
Teaching languages (academia Language Centres)
Tutoring for children and young persons (academia learning)

academia Language Centres offer instruction in all languages – for children and adults, for beginners and advanced learners, or for private individuals and companies. Lessons are provided on an individual basis or for small groups, in daytime or evening courses, at our school or on your business premises. academia Language Centres are primarily aimed at participants who are accustomed to receive training, with business clients making up about 80% of our course attendants.

academia learning offers tutoring at all school levels and in all school subjects. Rather than focusing only on what has to be learnt, tutoring takes into account the way each child learns and the special study requirements of adolescents. Our tuition aims to achieve compatibility of students with the requirements of regular teaching environments. We provide courses that prepare for examinations, private tuition, intensive vacation courses and individual full-day solutions as alternatives to state school attendance.

academia International School offers full-day international schooling in Basel – from preschool to qualification for university entrance.

Over 500 employees work at academia schools in locations all over Switzerland including Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, Visp, Caslano, Lausanne, Sissach, Zug and Reinach BL.

academia International Team Preschool / Primary School / Precollege

academia International School Basel - Jarrod Brauer


Jarrod Brauer

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Sinah Tschudin

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Class teachers Preschool

Madelaine Bernardy
Sasha Mazzotti

Class teachers Primary 1

Ilka Ballweg
Eleni Kaden

Class teachers Primary 2

Anna von der Breile
Carolyn Van Lydegraf

Class teachers Primary 3-4

Ellen Widmann
Cameron Stevens

Class teachers Primary 5

Ellen Widmann
Cameron Stevens

Class teachers Primary 6-7

Daniel Lorenz

Class teachers Primary 6-7

Ron Pataki

Support teachers

Madelaine Bernardy
Jacob Dixon
Ryan Locker

Specialist teachers

Antonia Stockwell (Science)
Cameron Stevens (English)
Christine Berger (Art)
Cindy Porter (French)
Cyrill Lopez  (Maths und Geography)
Daniel Lorenz (English, Sports, Swimming)
Katharina Brändle (Music)
Marian Black (Science)
Nicole Coulibaly (German)
Ron Pataki (Geography, History)
Miriam Glöckner (German)
Jarrod Brauer (English)

After School

Alessa Caruso
Anna Hauser
Cameron Stevens
Caroline Misteli
Ryan Locker
Alisa Frmic

Enrichment teacher

Douglas Hopkins



Riccardo Wittlin
Christoph Züllig
Sebahattin Canbaz


academia International School Team College



Dr. Ludovic Allenspach

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academia International School Basel - Steph Wimmer

Academic Director

Steph Wimmer

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Head of Administration and Organisation

Layla Jenny

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academia International School Basel - Josy Lichtsteiner

Exams Director

Josy Lichtsteiner

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Gareth Jones
Joanna Kim
Stephanie Wimmer-Davison


Françoise Garaud
Cindy Porter


Nicole Coulibaly
Heidi Haas
Matthias Verroen


Maria Miranda


Linda Padrini


Michael Anklin
Ron Pataki


Sarvani Akella
Michelle Keates
Maria Cecilia Kuhn
Josy Lichtsteiner


Sarvani Akella
Josy Lichtsteiner


Marian Black
Antonia Stockwell
Carol Tye


Nicole Rösch


Christine Berger

Extended Essay

Ron Pataki
Nicole Rösch

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