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International School Basel

The only not-for-profit, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Basel offering three IB programmes in English for children 3 - 19 years old.

Director's Welcome

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The ISB Difference

50+

Nationalities represented at ISB

1979

School founded

3-19

Age of students accepted

65+

IB courses offered

325+

Universities accepted ISB graduates since 2013

37

Middle & Senior School sport teams

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ISB University Destinations

Over 325 universities from around the world have accepted ISB graduates since 2013.

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Activities & Athletics

Activities and clubs, along with our competitive athletics program, allows students to explore their interests and stay active.

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Connect

Upcoming events, news updates, social media...there are many ways to connect with ISB.

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Curriculum

ISB provides an exceptional academic and pastoral framework for all our students.

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Campuses

ISB has three campuses, conveniently located just south of Basel city in Reinach, Fiechten, and Aesch. You are always welcome for a visit.

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Become a Dragon

The ISB Admissions process – swift, informative and attentive.

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Community

ISB has a diverse, vibrant and engaged school community.

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Arts

Visual and Performing Arts are an essential component of the ISB curriculum.

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ISB Stories

Tara Waudby

Meet the Principals are informal conversations with our Faculty Leaders to find out who is the person behind the position. In this interview, ISB Middle School Principal Tara Waudby looks back at her multicultural origins and talks about her global academic journey before joining ISB, as well as the importance of compassion schools.

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How to Achieve Your Best Through Goal Setting

Alie Fordyce and Selina von Jackowski are hugely successful track and field athletes. Both ISB Alumni (Class of 2015), they studied in the US after graduating from ISB and have gone on to compete at college and national levels. In a video call with Grade 9 students they shared tips on how to efficiently set goals and embrace nervousness and provided words of wisdom that they had learned through their experiences. 

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Enya Seguin ('14) - Improving Healthcare For Vulnerable Communities

Enya Seguin is dedicated to improving healthcare around the world. An alumni of ISB, she co-founded a start-up while at University and now works for a company that delivers unique health innovations to vulnerable communities. We sat down with her to discuss how her time at ISB helped seed her passions, how she got to where she is today and what advice she would give to fellow students.

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What are people saying?Hear from our parents

 

 

 

"ISB is the epitome of a community, a network of resources that are accessible and available to support the development of its students and in a caring manner. "
– Grade 8 Parent (USA) –

"Good academics and outstanding student support. I’ve had three kids through this school and they have all had a well rounded and rigorous education that has stood them in good stead in university and the world of work."
– Grade 12 Parent (UK) –

"I think ISB helps students learn to be curious and open to new ideas, traditions, ways of learning. I really appreciate that they try to give them a global citizen mindset."
– Grade 7 Parent (USA) –

"The welcome of our daughter in ISB was exceptional. While she arrived in the middle of the year and not speaking a word of English, she loved it from the very first day. She had dedicated English language support which allowed her to learn the language very quickly."
– Grade 5 Parent (France) –

"ISB creates a safe, engaged and creative environment for learning and for the school community in general. ISB went above and beyond from the start of covid to maintain the delivery of education in the best way possible be it online or face to face. It shows the strong leadership and responsive staff at every level to make things happen so seamlessly. The community spirit at ISB is strong."
– Grade 3 Parent (Malaysia) –

"From the first day at ISB our three children felt very welcome and happy. They did not speak English and the EAL program helped them to understand, speak and write English in a very short time."
– Grade 10 Parent (Netherlands) –

"Although the pandemic came unexpectedly, ISB reacted quickly putting safety measures into place proactively. Even during uncertain times we have felt a confidence and reassurance that our children were safe and their emotional well being was always equally as important as their health."
– Grade 2 Parent (USA) –

"ISB has been an absolute pleasure for our family and for our children. My son has had the very best teachers. They have challenged him academically and supported him emotionally, based on his individual strengths and weaknesses. Also, he has benefited greatly from the support of the school counseling staff."
– Grade 2 Parent (USA) –

"ISB not only teaches the content of a subject, but teaches the student to think, to understand how that learning comes."
– Grade 7 Parent (Brazil) –

"The past 1.5 years have been unique given the Covid-19 situation, however, I believe ISB handled this in the best way possible to minimize distance learning and was very responsive in a timely manner."
– Grade 8 Parent (USA) –

"I have an autistic son in the 3rd grade and he is pretty antisocial. Even though he's antisocial, he was very much included in all activities at all time. Also, the support he received was a 10/10."
– Grade 3 Parent (USA) –

"The school has a diverse and welcoming community. Children are well informed of world matters alongside academic subjects and are encouraged to be inquirers and thinkers. They ask challenging questions which makes us adults think!"
– Grade 2 Parent (UK) –

"ISB does a good job of encouraging the students to investigate deeper into subjects. The teachers are good at seeing the students talents and struggles and encourages them to grow in both areas."
– Grade 9 Parent (USA) –