Strive. Achieve. Grow.
The Swiss Academy Basel offers an excellent teaching programme in the areas of grammar school education, sport, dance, music and beyond. The aim is to provide a unique, positive and first-class holistic educational experience.
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The School
The International A-Levels as a secondary school leaving certificate with the largest worldwide distribution are the ideal partner for talent development in the sports, dance and music sectors, because they are geared towards excellence and still leave enough room for peak performance in the individual development area (sports, dance or music).
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Enrolment
We are a small academy with places for around 100 students. If you want to benefit from the high quality of a small institution combined with the excellent international reputation of the British school system, you should apply early.
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The Swiss Academy Basel

The Swiss Academy emerged from the two prominent educational companies Academia Group Switzerland and Sport Academy Zurich and offers a high school education of the highest quality with a focus on sports, dance, music and health. Our goal is to provide students with a holistic education that culminates in an internationally recognized university entrance qualification.

Welcome

‘Welcome to Swiss Academy! Here, we’re firm believers in our students’ unique potential and talent. Our top priority is to help them excel by encouraging them to approach their learning with zeal, commitment and a positive attitude. At the academy, we turn students into brilliant athletes, musicians and human beings. We want our students to discover where they want to go in life, and we’re here to help them fulfil their potential through learning and hard work. Our excellent teaching and training staff give students a unique, positive and first-rate learning experience. Coming to Swiss Academy is the best decision you can make for your future.’

Kind regards,

Dr Ludovic Allenspach
Founding Principal, Board of Directors

‘Here at Swiss Academy, we believe that every child is unique, which is why we give every student a well-rounded learning experience tailored to them and their skills. We believe that the simple ‘head, hand, heart’ model first espoused by Swiss pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi remains pivotal to a holistic education. That’s why our goal is to help our students develop over the long term, refining their academic and sporting abilities, promoting good health and encouraging personal growth. We believe that education continues beyond the classroom. Our students participate in a wide range of sporting, cultural and extra-curricular activities that reinforce what they learn through traditional teaching. This makes Swiss Academy the perfect environment for young people to fully develop their talents.’

Kind regards,

René Furrer
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Welcome

‘Welcome to Swiss Academy! Here, we’re firm believers in our students’ unique potential and talent. Our top priority is to help them excel by encouraging them to approach their learning with zeal, commitment and a positive attitude. At the academy, we turn students into brilliant athletes, musicians and human beings. We want our students to discover where they want to go in life, and we’re here to help them fulfil their potential through learning and hard work. Our excellent teaching and training staff give students a unique, positive and first-rate learning experience. Coming to Swiss Academy is the best decision you can make for your future.’

Kind regards,

Dr. Ludovic Allenspach
CEO, Founding Principal

‘Here at Swiss Academy, we believe that every child is unique, which is why we give every student a well-rounded learning experience tailored to them and their skills. We believe that the simple ‘head, hand, heart’ model first espoused by Swiss pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi remains pivotal to a holistic education. That’s why our goal is to help our students develop over the long term, refining their academic and sporting abilities, promoting good health and encouraging personal growth. We believe that education continues beyond the classroom. Our students participate in a wide range of sporting, cultural and extra-curricular activities that reinforce what they learn through traditional teaching. This makes Swiss Academy the perfect environment for young people to fully develop their talents.’

Kind regards,

René Furrer
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Swiss Academy Basel - the school

Swiss Academy works with a contextualised and modernised version of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi's balanced educational programme, which incorporates the latest findings from brain research and research into cognitive learning.

Campus Swiss Academy Basel

The Campus

We provide our students with a stimulating yet personal learning environment in which we nurture them individually and support them to achieve their potential.

What distinguishes the Swiss Academy Basel

Excellent promotion

No two sports or instruments are the same. That’s why we cater to our students’ different profiles and specific needs.

Empathy

Not all talents will come to the fore at once during adolescence. If in doubt, we will decide in the best interests of the candidate and will wait to see how they progress and improve.

Joint decisions

Something might not go to plan, or the plan may change, but this by no means puts the A Levels and the student’s future at risk.

Individual time management

Need more time? Exams can easily be staggered and spread across different exam sessions if required. Subjects and course units can also be repeated if necessary.

Highest digital standards

Because all teaching content is accessible digitally on our learning platform, we can we can easily absorb absences and absenteeism.

Intensive communication

We facilitate communication between the different stakeholders (sport clubs/music and dance schools; Swiss Academy; coaches/music teachers; family; teachers; students) and ensure processes run smoothly.

Holistic support

Supporting students is our top priority; it’s the only way they will be equipped to reach their goals. Our heads of department (Head of Sports and Head of Music) supervise and coordinate day-to-day school and sporting/musical activities and provide extra encouragement during the more difficult times. At Swiss Academy, having a positive attitude is paramount. We also put a premium on the effective holistic development of our students.

Interdisciplinarity

Our sports and music-focused curricula have been specially designed for Swiss Academy and give students an engaging, in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the two subjects. We also provide students with an enriching, practice-based programme of supporting events (‘Sports in practice’ and ‘Music in practice’).

Register now and give your child the best education possible.

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The Swiss Academy Dance Program

Dance offers challenges of all kinds and is one of the most comprehensive areas of talent anywhere. Movement, discipline, ambition, talent, aesthetics and artistic talent come together to form a perfect whole.

The Swiss Academy provides students with a variety of dance experiences. Thanks to our experienced leadership and support staff, we are able to unleash the individual and specific potential of each student by creating ideal conditions.

To give our students the best opportunity to develop, Swiss Academy Zurich offers a modular dance program.

Our dance support includes a comprehensive and differentiated approach to dance and provides a basic understanding regarding one's own body, the importance of health care and nutrition. Ambitious dancers have the opportunity to be optimally promoted in a specific stylistic direction by bringing all essential framework conditions in line with the respective training or career planning.

In addition to dance and school, the Swiss Academy places great emphasis on personal, mental and health development, which is elementary to dance.

  • International A Levels – study in Switzerland and around the world
  • Learn about health and exercise as part of a well-structured programme
  • Gain greater awareness of the importance of your physical wellbeing
  • Learn about healthy eating and having the right diet
  • Daily slots for personalised training sessions
  • Regular feedback about your fitness level
  • Extra athletics training
  • Class coaching dance focus (with Head of Dance)
  • Regular individual coaching sessions (with Head of Dance)
  • Mentorship, Internship
  • Dance in practice

Dance in practice (examples):

  • Visits to events (ballet performances, contemporary dance theater, dress rehearsals, etc.) 
  • Rehearsal and training visits (Ballett Theater Basel, Theater Luzern, Theater St. Gallen, Ballett Zürich, free dance formations)
  • Attendance of further training opportunities (ZHdK BA Contemporary Dance or similar) 
  • In conversation: (former) professional dancers, choreographers, etc.
  • Nutrition and cooking workshops
  • Mental training workshops (e.g. with sports psychologists)

Arrange a consultation

We are pleased that you are interested in our school and your confidence in it.

We would be happy to advise you in a personal meeting. Our secretary's office will contact you as soon as possible after receiving your message to arrange an appointment with the school management.