Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||14 students / class|
|Maximum||20 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, German, Spanish
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE, A Levels
|Entry evaluation for students||
Admission meeting and assessment.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The admission meeting gives AIS an opportunity to get to know the student and the family, to find out about previous schooling and why the student wants to join AIS as well as what type of programme would be suitable. AIS looks at academic and non-academic factors such as the student’s motivation, interests and preferred way of learning.
Students who are not native English speakers must take an English assessment test and reach a B1+ level in order to join our full programme.
All students wishing to join in grade 10 or 11 must take entry assessments in Maths and Science to ensure they are at the right level.
|School provided lunches||
No, but we have a workeria, where the students can eat their brought along lunch
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
ICT/coding, lifeskills, art, prom and events, student council.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Academia International School (“Gymnasium” – grammar school) in Basel (CH) prepares students for an international university entrance qualification. We follow the British International Curriculum (IGCSEs and A Levels).