Activities and clubs, along with our competitive athletics program, allows students to explore their interests and stay active.
International School Basel
The only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Basel offering three IB programmes in English for children 3 - 19 years old.
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.
students representing 60+ nationalities spanning 3 campuses
subject combinations offered in three IB programmes (ages 3-19)
pass rate in 2022 IB Diploma exams, compared to 86% world average
athletics teams competing in 11+ sports in 4 international conferences
music ensembles performing in 20+ concerts per years
clubs and co-curricular activities, mostly free of cost
School Counselors, 3 University Advisors, & 1 School Psychologist
green Flags awarded in recognition of student-led sustainability efforts.
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ISB University Destinations
Over 325 universities from around the world have accepted ISB graduates since 2013.
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Upcoming events, news updates, social media...there are many ways to connect with ISB.
ISB provides an exceptional academic and pastoral framework for all our students.
ISB has three campuses, conveniently located just south of Basel city in Reinach, Fiechten, and Aesch. You are always welcome for a visit.
The ISB Admissions process – swift, informative and attentive.
ISB has a diverse, vibrant and engaged school community.
Visual and Performing Arts are an essential component of the ISB curriculum.
We have launched an new ISB Podcast, to provide students with a new channel to raise their voices. The journey was a bit challenging, as we had to learn to manage a brand new communications channel. Little could we suspect that we would end up having not one but two podcasts in the end!
At ISB, "We all help", as stated in our Mission. In early May 2023, representatives from two of the many charities that we support visited our Senior School Campus to receive 45 laptops and 35 mini-desktop computers that ISB has donated to high school and university students in Hatai in Turkey, an area heavily affected by the recent earthquake.
In our new podcast episode, Coach Vic Caban interviews two students from the Music and Drama programme at International School Basel. Together with William Norris, Director of Performing Arts, they share their experiences as members of different groups and ensembles around the school and over the many years they have been at ISB.
Discover the new edition of our quarterly magazine, STORIES UNTOLD, where our students describe life behind the scenes at International School Basel. In this first issue, they talk about Personal Projects, Service Initiatives, Arts, Design, Robotics, Sustainability and much more!
"Stories behind numbers" celebrate the achievements and growth of ISB current and former students. In this video interview, Grade 12 student Audra is a real example of how ISB students can combine their academic journey towards graduation with a passion for high-level sports, in her case horse riding. We've talked to her at one of her most recent competitions in Basel and inquire about her school and sport lives.
In this episode of the ISB Podcast "Breathing Fire", Coach Vic Caban interviews three students from Middle School about what it feels like to be in Grades 6-8 at ISB. They shared their personal experiences, insights and discoveries, while sharing ideas to make things better.
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) –