Senior School | Ages 13 - 18

Welcome to ISB Reinach Campus

The ISB Mission is alive in the hallways and classrooms of the Senior School. Each day our students are challenged academically by our talented teachers and given the tools to succeed as learners in an ever changing world. Beyond the classroom, we characterize our diversity and culture of caring as key strengths central to what makes ISB a great place to learn.

Tim Walsh, Senior School Principal

About Reinach Campus

Reinach is a growing, thriving campus, catering specifically for the needs of Senior School students.

The Reinach campus was opened in 2002 to accommodate the growing ISB community. The purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus was home to the whole School until the Aesch campus opened for younger students in 2007.

Located next to the Reinacherhof tram stop, it is easily accessible by tram, car and via walking/biking paths. Directions to Reinach Campus

  • School Shop where students and parents can purchase a range of supplies, including ISB gym kits, stationery items and books
  • Our campus Library offers a wide variety of resources from books and audio books to DVDs, as well as a range of resources in many languages
  • 5 computer labs, 8 science labs, 2 large, fully-equipped art rooms, and a food technology and product design lab
  • 2 spacious and well-equipped music rooms, a dance studio and a music recording studio
  • Aula / auditorium seats 560 for assemblies and performances
  • Triple gymnasium including climbing and bouldering walls
  • Fitness Room for Grade 10 - 12 students and ISB staff
  • Outdoor facilities including artificial surface soccer pitch, basketball courts, street workout park, table-tennis tables, and biology research area
  • On-site nurses and medical room
  • Large culinarium which seats 250

Senior School Daily Schedule


Homeroom 08:20 - 08:30
P1 08:30 - 09:25
P2 09:30 - 10:25
Activity/Break 10:25 - 11:00
P3 11:00 - 11:55
P4/Lunch 12:00 - 12:55
P5/Lunch 12:55 - 13:50
P6 13:55 - 14:50
P7 14:55 - 15:50

Health & Safety

Health and Safety

A student’s health and safety is of paramount importance.

Child Protection

ISB Child Protection Philosophical Statement

We believe that students at ISB, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, grow in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding (adapted from UN Convention of the Rights of the Child). Whilst it is not possible to fully protect all students, ISB has a Child Protection Policy in place to respond to concerns of ‘physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s)’ or any other person who comes into contact with the child. (Article 19, UN Convention of the Rights of the Child)

In line with the school’s Mission and Philosophy, ISB is committed to ensuring that all children in our care are afforded a safe and secure environment that nurtures academic, social and emotional growth. To this end, ISB views this commitment as a ‘partnership’ (ISB Mission and Philosophy), involving all members of ISB community.

As a school located in Switzerland, we comply with Swiss Federal and Cantonal laws pertaining to child protection.

School Nurse

At ISB there are professionally-trained and qualified nurses to provide care when needed, and clear guidelines to help maintain a healthy environment for all.

All three campuses have a medically-equipped room and are staffed by trained and qualified nurses. They are available to provide first aid and basic medical care as well as helping and advising regarding local health care facilities. All staff are trained in basic first aid and a number are certified first aiders. Staff rooms contain a notice board with photos of students who have serious health issues to enable staff to easily recognise these students.

Security Measures

All staff and parents are issued with an ISB ID badge. This must be worn in a visible manner whilst on the school property. Visitors are required to sign in at the main reception desk at either campus and are issued with a visitor’s badge. All visitors must sign out and return the badges before leaving the premises. Any person without a proper ID will be addressed and directed back to Reception to sign in.

Lockdown and evacuation practices take place on a regular basis. This is done to ensure that students and all personnel on campus are well-prepared in the unlikely event of such emergencies. This is also required by the School’s accreditation agencies. Procedures are reviewed with students prior to the practice of drills. Parents are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with the procedures.

Library

REINACH CAMPUS LIBRARY

The Library is where our learning community can explore new ideas, research, study and read.
The ISB Reinach Library provides a curated collection of resources and research expertise to support student achievement in their studies. The Library is a productive study space with books, magazines, database and online subscription tools that complement the IB curriculum. Library Staff conduct lessons in searching, locating and evaluating information; referencing information accurately and transparently; and encouraging the desire to explore different topics and attain knowledge of the wider world. We also have many books to read for pleasure and to stimulate the imagination. DP students are introduced to the university library system and are encouraged to use the University of Basel Library system for research and study. In essence, the Library helps students build essential 21st century skills for success in further studies and throughout life.

 

Lunch

Lunch at ISB

Good nutrition is a foundation for health and well-being.

Mealtimes provide opportunities for relaxation and sociability. Students at ISB are offered a variety of nutritious and balanced meals freshly prepared by our caterer, Passion Food, including hot meals with salad and dessert/fruit, salad bar or a selection of prepared sandwiches and snacks. Students have the option to sign-up for the lunch program on a daily basis, pay on the day, or bring their own lunch.