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Our bilingual Precollege

Our bilingual Precollege prepares students for entry to our College.

Focus is on in-depth exploration in specific academic subjects in a supportive and familiar class environment.

Some subjects are taught in German and some in English to support the bilingual philosophy. The teachers are native speakers.

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What we offer:

Motivated, experienced, native speaker teachers. Subjects are taught by specialist teachers with a balanced offer of German and English carefully considered. Preparation for College, acquisition of a broad general education, individualised language lessons in German and English, advancement of a further foreign language (French), superior linguistic proficiency by lessons in the target language.


Our curriculum is based on the official curriculum of the Canton Basel-Stadt and the Cambridge International Curriculum. We strive to balance compatibility with public schools in Switzerland and schools world wide.
In addition to subject-specific lessons taught in German and English, we support the language needs of each student.

Lessons at our Precollege are from 8.30 to 16.30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and from 8.30 to 11.50 on Wednesday and Friday. For students who would like to stay longer, we offer an extensive after-school programme until 18.00 every day.

Class 7 Timetable

Class 8 Timetable

After-school programme

Our after-school programme is run by experienced and qualified persons. The programme helps to advance action and social skills as well as develop individual responsibility and creativity. We focus on the strengths of the children and empower them to gain self confidence from their achievements. The flexible organisation of our clubs allows the children to try a variety of activities and change to different clubs through out the course of the school year.


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Our clubs

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Homework Club
Pupils can do their homework and work on achieving their individual weekly targets. Homework is set to fulfil an educational goal and can be completed within the club hours.
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School band
Students who play an instrument or are willing to learn an instrument, or sing, are welcome in our school band.
academia International School Basel - Sports Club
Sports Club
Children have the chance to learn and participate in different types of team sports.
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Adventure Clubs
Children experience adventures as a group, such as tackling a climbing wall, visiting a farm, making a fire in the forest, building a hut, visiting the zoo or interesting exhibitions.
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Art Club
Children can discover their artistic talent in the art club.  Here we work with lots of different materials; water paints, pencils, clay and FIMO.

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Cooking Club

Apart from cooking together, children practice math (measurements) and learn about healthy eating.


You are very welcome to visit our Precollege with your child. Your child is also welcome to come for a trial week.

Please make an appointment with us by phoning Tel. 061 260 20 00 or by sending an e-mail to:

We look forward to hearing from you!

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