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Mission statement & vision

Towards a successful and exciting future

Quality, experience and passion

We accompany our students on their academic path by providing quality, experience and a great amount of personal commitment. We focus not only on supporting our students, but also on our teaching staff’s ability to adapt their lessons to our students’ individual and specific needs. Our high standards in selecting the school’s location, infrastructure, teaching methods and, in particular, staff reflect Academic Gateway’s aim to be one of the best private schools in Switzerland.

Mission statement

Educational task

Everyone should have the opportunity to study at a university

Academic Gateway enjoys an outstanding position in the Swiss education market. Our intensive courses are designed to allow motivated students direct access to any Swiss university of applied sciences or university.

The vision behind this is the belief that everyone should have the opportunity of high-quality education – and everyone should have the opportunity to study at a university or a university of applied sciences. Our trainings, courses and preparatory courses provide our students with everything they need to achieve this.

Didactics, or the art of teaching and learning

Holistic supervision approach

Small class sizes allow teachers to provide efficient and tailored instructions for students. The intensity of the lessons can thus be adapted optimally to suit their needs. The lesson structure is deliberately designed to be similar to that at university. The division into lectures and practice sessions provides a solid basis for working through a demanding amount of material in a timely manner, and also prepares our students for the style of teaching at a university or a university of applied sciences.

Students and school on an equal footing

By conviction, we maintain a very personal relationship between students and teaching staff – and also with parents. Since every person is unique, School Management broaches the issue of a student’s strengths, weaknesses and personal circumstances already during the initial consultation meeting. Our employees, too, are dedicated and competent. Only in this way can we guarantee learning success at our school.

Promotion of independence On the journey to the Matura exam, we support our students in their development into independent and happy personalities, and enable them to face the professional, social and political challenges of our dynamic society

School Management

Qualified School Management as the central control body

School Management and the School Management team strive towards results-oriented management and pedagogic school development as well as optimal management of staff.


They excel through professional personnel management and consistently guarantee the quality of the school in terms of its personnel, finances and infrastructure.

School climate

Charter of tolerance

Academic Gateway abides by the principle that every person has a right to be respected by others in terms of their nature and opinions. To this end, we maintain a respectful, appreciative and honest manner in our dealings with each other, and respect the personality and individuality of each person. We take the appreciation and well-being of all those involved very seriously.

Communication and transparency 

We consider prompt, constructive and transparent communication with students and their contact persons to be essential. Regular information about principles and news, as well as our presence on different social-media channels, guarantee transparent insight into our everyday school life

Professionalism

Didactic-pedagogic further development

The continuous development of our teaching methods is one of the cornerstones of our strategy. Our employees also play a key role in this. Through individual training measures for all our employees and by striving to ensure that they are happy and healthy at work, we support the didactic-pedagogic development of our teaching.

Professionalism at every level

Our educational task is aligned with our drive for quality. By fostering professional cooperation and relationships with and between all employees and with the support of specialists, we are able to achieve progress across all disciplines.


Future

Digitalisation

Academic Gateway views the development of the school and teaching as a continuous task, and takes a professional approach to the challenges of the future. We are actively engaged in the dynamic development of digitalisation in education, and promote the development of state-of-the-art teaching methods and classrooms.


The exceptionally efficient school system and optimal use of synergies allows us to further develop the digital school with a forward-looking and didactic-pedagogic approach.

Educational task

Everyone should have the opportunity to study at a university

Academic Gateway enjoys an outstanding position in the Swiss education market. Our intensive courses are designed to allow motivated students direct access to any Swiss university of applied sciences or university.

The vision behind this is the belief that everyone should have the opportunity of high-quality education – and everyone should have the opportunity to study at a university or a university of applied sciences. Our trainings, courses and preparatory courses provide our students with everything they need to achieve this.

School climate

Charter of tolerance

Academic Gateway abides by the principle that every person has a right to be respected by others in terms of their nature and opinions. To this end, we maintain a respectful, appreciative and honest manner in our dealings with each other, and respect the personality and individuality of each person. We take the appreciation and well-being of all those involved very seriously.

Communication and transparency 

We consider prompt, constructive and transparent communication with students and their contact persons to be essential. Regular information about principles and news, as well as our presence on different social-media channels, guarantee transparent insight into our everyday school life

Didactics, or the art of teaching and learning

Holistic supervision approach

Small class sizes allow teachers to provide efficient and tailored instructions for students. The intensity of the lessons can thus be adapted optimally to suit their needs. The lesson structure is deliberately designed to be similar to that at university. The division into lectures and practice sessions provides a solid basis for working through a demanding amount of material in a timely manner, and also prepares our students for the style of teaching at a university or a university of applied sciences.

Students and school on an equal footing

By conviction, we maintain a very personal relationship between students and teaching staff – and also with parents. Since every person is unique, School Management broaches the issue of a student’s strengths, weaknesses and personal circumstances already during the initial consultation meeting. Our employees, too, are dedicated and competent. Only in this way can we guarantee learning success at our school.

Promotion of independence On the journey to the Matura exam, we support our students in their development into independent and happy personalities, and enable them to face the professional, social and political challenges of our dynamic society

Professionalism

Didactic-pedagogic further development

The continuous development of our teaching methods is one of the cornerstones of our strategy. Our employees also play a key role in this. Through individual training measures for all our employees and by striving to ensure that they are happy and healthy at work, we support the didactic-pedagogic development of our teaching.

Professionalism at every level

Our educational task is aligned with our drive for quality. By fostering professional cooperation and relationships with and between all employees and with the support of specialists, we are able to achieve progress across all disciplines.


School Management

Qualified School Management as the central control body

School Management and the School Management team strive towards results-oriented management and pedagogic school development as well as optimal management of staff.


They excel through professional personnel management and consistently guarantee the quality of the school in terms of its personnel, finances and infrastructure.

Future

Digitalisation

Academic Gateway views the development of the school and teaching as a continuous task, and takes a professional approach to the challenges of the future. We are actively engaged in the dynamic development of digitalisation in education, and promote the development of state-of-the-art teaching methods and classrooms.


The exceptionally efficient school system and optimal use of synergies allows us to further develop the digital school with a forward-looking and didactic-pedagogic approach.

Our benefits

Vision

  1. Close gaps in the education market (in terms of offering)
  2. Be regarded as the best private school in Switzerland
  3. Become an integral part of the Swiss education system