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We started in Basel in 2005 with five rooms for language teaching and extra tuition.

Today academia consists of ...

12 language centres

… 3 learning centres

… two bilingual primary school

… an English-language college

... a bilingual school for highly talented children and adolescents

Our history

2019
Since 15 January 2019, academia Group Switzerland AG has a new group executive board consisting of Dr. Peter Petrin und Andreas Földényi. Dr. Peter Petrin previously acted as president of the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ). Andreas Földényi is co-owner and former director of allegra! Sprachen & Integration.
2017
Financial support by the Canton
Takeover of bilingual all-day school Terra Nova in Zurich
Takeover of Small Foot AG (Child care)
Takeover of Business Language Center BLC (Zurich)
Takeover of akzent GmbH, Sprachreisen
Takeover of Global English GmbH Basel
Takeover of The Language Professionals Luzern
Start of the bilingual school for highly talented children and adolescents in Reinach (BL)
2016
Takeover of Sprachen- und Handelsschule SundH, Amriswil Opening of academia Amriswil branch
Merger of academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Basel AG with academia Bilingual School AG and academia College AG to academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Schweiz AG
2015
Start of the German-speaking Sekundarschule in Reinach BL
2014
Takeover of Learn In AG, Reinach BL Further learning centre location in the Basel region
Opening of academia Zug branch
2013
Opening of academia Basel-Land branch Merger with Avantage AG, Bern and hence opening of academia Bern branch
2012
Takeover of Il Ponte language school in Caslano and hence opening of academia Ticino branch
Opening of academia Lausanne branch
First license agreement with academia Biel
2011
Takeover of Voca Luzern AG; in the following year renaming and opening of academia Lucerne branch
2010
Opening of academia Valais branch
Foundation of academia Bilingual School AG, Basel Kindergarten, primary school and Progymnasium (lower stage of grammar school) with bilingual teaching in German and English
Foundation of academia College AG, Basel English-taught programme preparing students for British A-Levels and running examinations.
2009
Merger of in-tuition AG and academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Basel AG Expansion in learning centre and the area of learning with children and young persons
College Opening with 16 students at Schifflände in Basel
2008
Foundation of Sprachen und Lernen GmbH in Zurich to manage Hull’s School in Zurich
2005
Foundation of academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Basel AG Focus on open group courses and company training in and around Basel