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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

Acquisition of Favoris Holding AG and its subsidiaries Der Leader Personal AG, Der Leader Personalservice AG, Der Leader Personaldienstleistungen AG, Peppercorn Human Experts AG, Favoris AG and IPS Individuelle Personal Service AG and their investments in Adsano Engineering AG and Clover Coaching AG
Relocation of the College in Basel to Heuwaage (down town) in Basel ("City school")
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
Start of the German-speaking Sekundarschule in Reinach BL
Takeover of Learn In AG, Reinach BL Further learning centre location in the Basel region
Opening of academia Zug branch
Opening of academia Basel-Land branch Merger with Avantage AG, Bern and hence opening of academia Bern branch
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
Takeover of Voca Luzern AG; in the following year renaming and opening of academia Lucerne branch
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.
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
Foundation of Sprachen und Lernen GmbH in Zurich to manage Hull’s School in Zurich
Foundation of academia Sprach- und Lernzentrum Basel AG Focus on open group courses and company training in and around Basel