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International School Basel

We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Basel offering three IB programmes for children 3 - 19 years old in English, and in English-German in Junior School.

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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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Curriculum

ISB provides an exceptional academic curriculum and social-emotional support 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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Connect

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

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Attraction

ISB University Destinations

Our graduates are accepted at top universities from around the world.

ISB Stories

Math Competition

For the third year, ISB has taken part in the Swiss Math Kangaroo Competition, attracting over 100 eager students from Grades 2 to 8. This event gives students the opportunity to engage with challenging problems, enhance their problem-solving and communication abilities, and cultivate qualities such as risk-taking and open-mindedness. This year, several of our students achieved remarkable rankings among thousands of competitors in Switzerland.

Read Full Story about 2024 Math Kangaroo results
Bikes for Refugees

Our Middle School students in the Bikes for Refugees Changemaker Activity developed their practical bike repair skills and showcased exceptional dedication. Last Friday, they presented the repaired bikes to refugee children at OeSA, sparking immense joy as the children received and learned to ride them. This amazing event showed the significant impact of community support. We hope our students will continue to embody the generosity and empathy they have demonstrated, leaving a lasting positive influence on our community.

Read Full Story about Bikes for Refugees

What are people saying?Hear from our parents

 

 

 

Testimonial - G10 Parent

"Students develop outstanding communication (writing, speaking, debating) skills and development project management skills. The scientific program is outstanding. I have yet to meet an ISB kid that doesn't have a love for science."
– Grade 10 Parent (USA) –

Testimonial - G5 Parent

"Students love school and don't want to leave ISB family and that is the best award can be ever given to the school. Combination of very warm and friendly atmosphere with strong academic program gives a very strong base for the child's future. We are very thankful to ISB for happy first 6 years at school!"
– Grade 5 Parent (Russia) –

Testimonial - G5 Parent

"ISB and the ISB Community did an incredible job welcoming and onboard our 5th grader who arrived at the beginning of the Spring semester. ISB has a very personalized approach to education and dedicated the time up front to understand our son's needs and followed up with the attention and support he needed. "
– Grade 5 Parent (USA) –

Testimonial - EC 3 Parent

"ISB has a warm and friendly atmosphere that makes expat families settle in swiftly. The teachers are well experienced and skilled. School employs innovative ways of learning and gamified experience that is so much fun for kids. ISB also has activities happening regularly that involves both kids and parents keeping the engagement so lively. We sure recommend ISB for incoming families. "
– EC 3 Parent (India) –

Testimonial - Romayne 2

"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) –

Testimonial - Sjoukje

"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) –

Testimonial - Gretchen

"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) –

Testimonial - Sophie

"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) –

Testimonial - Sheela

"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) –

Testimonial - Judith

"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) –

Testimonial - Amy

"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) –

Testimonial - Ana Cristina

"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) –

Testimonial - Margaret

"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) –

Testimonial - Zainab

"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) –

Testimonial - Kristen

"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) –

The ISB Difference

ISB is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school serving students ages 3-19 with the three widely acclaimed programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) at three campuses.

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students representing 60+ nationalities spanning 3 campuses

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subject combinations offered in three IB programmes (ages 3-19)

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pass rate in 2023 IB Diploma exams, compared to 80% world average

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athletics teams competing in 11+ sports in 4 international conferences

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music ensembles performing in 20+ concerts per years

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clubs and co-curricular activities, mostly free of cost

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School Counselors, 3 University Advisors, & 1 School Psychologist

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green Flags awarded in recognition of student-led sustainability efforts.