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Welcome to ISB

The only not-for-profit, English language, three programme International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the region. 

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Distance LearningWhat People are Saying

 

 

 

"In geography, we have had almost all of our lessons synchronously thus far. Through Google Hangouts, I feel that the class atmosphere carries over, and I am having about as much fun as I would normally have during face-to-face learning. We follow along the packets and watch videos where applicable, and we have the same in-depth conversations."
— Grade 11 Student —

"We worked on an activity that combined the two HL Language & Literature classes, so we could have a Google Meet with people we wouldn't normally see."
— Grade 11 Student —

"I liked being able to do group presentations in class through the presentation feature of google hangouts. It was nice to work collaboratively and share with the class, it's more helpful then doing all the research for all my case studies alone."
— Grade 11 Student —

"It's actually very fun and is great because it comes closest to what the experience feels like just a few weeks ago when we were physically in class, learning and laughing with peers."
— Grade 8 Student —

"In maths we had a really fun google meet and it felt like we were in class and I know we all learnt a lot that day!"
— Grade 8 Student —

"My kids have found the work fun and engaging. I can’t imagine how hard it is to be working at home with their own kids and managing their class online. Thank you for all your work. Well done!"
— ISB Parent —

"I think it has been a brilliant success, my children are happy and learning and looking forward to their 'school day' as much as they would have normally. HUGE thanks!"
— ISB Parent —

"The organisation of the work was incredible, I was able to access all resources and classes perfectly."
— Grade 10 Student —

"Everything has been very well organized, helping lower the already extremely high stress level I have as a 12th grader."
— Grade 12 Student —

"I have all the good resources to help me finish any task when it's due or to finish it quickly. It's also well organised for me to find everything."
— Grade 5 Student —

"Most of my teachers have been very supportive and I know this is also tough for them. I want to thank them for making videos, organising class video calls, correcting our work, while still having to take care of their families."
— Grade 12 Student —

"The camaraderie between people has been amazing. The support between my direct team has been super amazing and I feel closer to my teamwork colleagues that ever before."
— ISB Teacher —

"I like how I can work on things at my own pace and finish when I am actually done and that feels very good."
— Grade 5 Student —

"This has been a busy and challenging time – but I think all the staff at ISB have stepped up in the most amazing way! I am proud to be a part of such a hard-working and caring community."
— ISB Teacher —

"Digital Learning has been wonderful. All the staff have worked really hard and put this together beautifully. Great job!"
— Grade 6 Student —

"Everything was very well explained to students and they could still 'socialize' by calling each other and doing the work together."
— Grade 7 Student —

"I stay really focused during my work and get it done efficiently."
— Grade 10 Student 

"Singing "Happy Birthday" through a Google meet has been something new and is very fun."
— Grade 6 Student —

"My classmates have been very supportive of each other and we've been using many digital tools, such as Google Hangouts, Google Docs, etc. to help each other out. In such a turbulent time, it's nice to know that the outbreak has also brought out the best of us in some ways."
— Grade 12 Student —

"The infrastructure of the school during this period has been amazing. The jump to distance to learning has been very well organised and the teachers have been well prepared for the situation."
— ISB Teacher —

"After reading comments around the world about distance learning and schools having to go online, I couldn't be prouder than I am now to be able to say that I work for ISBasel. Bravo to all at ISB."
— ISB Teacher —

"The flexibility that Distance Learning provides allows for the opportunity to more calmly and efficiently do the work."
— Grade 10 Student —

"I enjoy distance learning, we are together even when we are separate and we are learning new things and this type of learning is a completely new experience!"
— Grade 8 Student —

"The distance learning programme has made me work productively at home and stay concentrated throughout the day without procrastinating."
— Grade 11 Student —

"Dear School, You are doing a beautiful job of teaching us online it is amazing to be home and be inside and have the mood of the school. Great job, keep working hard and take care."
— Grade 4 Student —

"The teachers have been quite rational with the amount of work given so far and the instructions have been easy to follow. Distance learning also helps me manage my time better."
— Grade 9 Student —

"I was happy that I had the freedom to choose my lessons and break times. Another positive thing was if I had any questions my teacher immediately answered them."
— Grade 5 Student —

"The video that my teacher posts every morning helps us and gets us going for the day."
— Grade 5 Student —

"I like that we can still have contact with our teachers."
— Grade 4 Student —

"My teacher's instructions are simple and clear and anything we may need is on google classroom."
— Grade 8 Student —

"All the teachers are always available for any questions and they are doing a great job at supporting us through their courses."
— Grade 11 Student —

"I want the teachers to know that we know that they spent a lot of time and effort in creating quality online learning. I admire their dedication to their profession, especially when emotions are running high and many of them also have children to support."
— ISB Parent —

"The teachers are well-prepared for the virtual learning and they remain engaged with parents and students."
— ISB Parent —

"All of the teachers have done an amazing job communicating with the kids and putting together a daily work plan. My children wake up excited to see a video from their teacher. I think it gives them comfort in these crazy times."
— ISB Parent —

"... you are all amazing and working SO hard!!! And I love how well you have prepared the children, they knew from day one what needed to be done (I have one in EC3, Grade 5 and grade 8). So thank you, take care and stay safe 😀."
— ISB Parent —

"Excellent First Week! Very well thought out. Positive reinforcement and motivational messages from the homeroom teacher."
— ISB Parent —

"Preparation on Point! The preparation of all the activities and the dedication of the teachers is outstanding. Congratulations!"
— ISB Parent —

"It's rather cute to watch our child take her breaks, lunchtime and PE lesson so seriously. Thank you for reminding them to move and not just sit in front of a screen."
— ISB Parent —

"The positivity, warmth and kindness of the teachers and all the work they are putting in to complete – you can really see the effort...Thank you!"
— ISB Parent —

"Very good interactions with teachers, reacting to questions quickly."
— ISB Parent —

"I am very impressed (and thankful) with the leadership team's capability to deal with this difficult situation. The communication to staff and parents was clear and transparent. The school was proactive and anticipated the possible distance learning and this allowed us to prepare and plan in advance."
— ISB Teacher —

"Congratulations to the whole ISB team and teachers for being ready for the home learning! It felt like the kids were prepared and knew what they had to do. We were very impressed with how smooth the home learning had started! Again many thanks to all of you!"
— ISB Parent —

"I love watching my daughter’s face light up as soon as she receives a video from her teachers. Her smile is right from her heart ❤️."
— ISB Parent —

"The videos from the teachers are great. Love the check ins and seeing the teachers at home! They are working so hard to make them engaging. Thank you!"
— ISB Parent —

"My child asked on Saturday morning "Where is my morning message? I love to hear from my teacher, I miss my teacher." This is no suggestion to ask for weekend messages, it is just to share the positive impact it has on our children, thank you."
— ISB Parent —

"I've been proud to work at ISB throughout this whole crisis. The school is doing an excellent job of supporting staff and students, and communicating with parents. Although I'm finding it hard as a working parent, I do feel supported by the school, which helps a lot. Big thanks to everyone involved."
— ISB Teacher —

"Thanks for developing a program that challenges them, keeps them focused but also puts a smile on their face and lifts them up at just the right time."
​​​​​​​— ISB Parent —

"I really appreciate the efforts of all teachers to make this a personal experience, sharing a lot of their lives and personalized comments/videos."
— ISB Parent —

"My children felt very positive about the whole experience, they liked getting on with their work at their own pace and also enjoyed being able to connect with their class and teachers. All the work was very clearly communicated. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your efforts."
— ISB Parent —

"9th and 11th grade calls, tasks and assessments worked very well. They were very engaged all day long. Well done and thank you!"
— ISB Parent —

"Fantastic job to all at ISB. I have to say, the video messages at the beginning and end of the day were so needed. We felt very connected to the teachers in a way that we wouldn’t have if it had just been an email or Seesaw post."
— ISB Parent —

"Making connections and having a purpose are wonderful things to feel normal again. Thank you ISB!"
— ISB Parent —

"I was impressed there was even a PE class!! Great effort!!"
— ISB Parent —

"My daughter enjoyed connecting with the homeroom teacher and the other kids. Thanks to all the teachers and the support staff.... they have things to focus, learn and enjoy."
— ISB Parent —

"Especially in smaller classes, it's great to be able to have a conversation on google meet that is just like the one we usually have in class. We even took five minutes during one class to introduce our pets!"
— Grade 12 Student —

"Thank you every teacher for making distance learning fun."
— Grade 7 Student —

"I had a question about an assignment that I did not understand, so I went on Google meet, and my teacher helped me understand."
— Grade 7 Student —

"I was able to stay in contact with all of my friends and I was able to easily contact my teachers when I needed help. I think online learning is going great."
— Grade 7 Student —

"The online school is better than I thought it was gonna be."
— Grade 7 Student —

"The Google Hangout meetings were very useful and it made me very happy to interact with my teachers and my classmates. It has made social distancing a little better. Also, all of my teachers have kindly responded to my emails whenever I have had doubts on any of my subjects."
— Grade 11 Student —

"Thank you to all the teachers for making this experience as easy as possible to adapt to."
— Grade 11 Student —

"I feel accomplished when I have finished classes and I have been able to see my class during video calls after a long time due to me being sick which was very good."
— Grade 9 Student —

"I am very excited to do a virtual choir and I love talking to people all day. I would love to have a class google meet the whole day and talk whenever I need help so that we could be more collaborative."
— Grade 10 Student —

"The Google Hangouts meetings were a fun experience and our teachers were very supportive and accessible. I really appreciate our teachers' and the staff's commitment to helping us through this."
— Grade 12 Student —

"I was nervous at first starting distance learning that there would be no social elements in our classes at all, however I have been pleasantly surprised at how google meets and hangouts make it seem like we are all together in discussion."
— Grade 11 Student —

"I’ve been able to practice A LOT of self-management and organisational skills which I’m proud of because I stayed proactive and worked well."
— Grade 10 Student —

"I was very motivated to wake up every day, although some lessons took a bit longer than I thought, I didn’t end up behind and it was definitely manageable. The school did a great job considering it was the first distant learning experience."
— Grade 9 Student —

"Teachers have been very supportive and always attentive of how I’m doing. This has been an encouragement to keep working as I see they are working hard too."
— Grade 11 Student —

"The teachers have all been so extraordinary. They helped me so so so much throughout all of this and I’m extremely grateful."
— Grade 9 Student —

"Overall, this quick transition was great. As a DP student, our job is stay afloat and not be buried by the work that comes our way. Therefore, this platform has been an amazing achievement the way I see it."
— Grade 11 Student —

"The freedom of choosing the order of completing assignments really helped me get everything done on time and not feel overwhelmed, as well as have fun."
— Grade 10 Student —

"It’s nice to see that some of your teachers really do care about us outside of school and have considered our mental health as a priority."
— Grade 11 Student —

ISB Stories

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Congratulations to our Green Warriors, our youngest students in Early Childhood 1-3, who found a way to reduce the use of plastics at lunch time and use the monies saved to provide Sammelsacks to each Junior School family. They joined forces with older students to produce a video about how to recycle plastics using Sammelsacks. Well done students!

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We will survive!

As we near our Spring Break, we hope you enjoy this wonderfully funny and creative parody of "I Will Survive" by our very own William Norris, Director of Music at International School Basel! I think all students, teachers and parents will relate to this. Enjoy and we wish everyone a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break!

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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

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