In 2017, Academia remained largely unknown in Zurich. That changed when, as part of the succession plan, it took over the Terra Nova International School in Küsnacht (Zurich). The bilingual day school was founded in 1996 and comprises a Kindergarten, a Primary School and, as of 2019, a Secondary School.
The first school class started at the English-language academic Secondary School in August 2019, directly opposite Sihlpost by Zurich main station. One year later, over 30 students attended the Academia school in Zurich – despite coronavirus.
Lockdown meant that over the weekend of 14/15 March 2020, classes in all schools had to shift to remote lessons. Thanks to the huge commitment and creativity of everyone involved, we were able to take on this challenge. With the help of lessons that were live-streamed from the classrooms to students at home, online learning, projects and assignments, we were able to continue teaching at an appropriate level without interruption during those difficult weeks.