Global Citizenship


Our Commitment

At International School Basel, we believe that to understand, appreciate and respect the culture of others, we must first understand, appreciate and respect our own.

In alignment with the International Baccalaureate® Programmes, ISB is committed to helping students discover, appreciate and celebrate the intersection of culture, as a representation of their own identity and the identity of others.

As we learn about the wider world, exploring our identities will help us understand our place within it, be kind and compassionate, build resilience and take responsible action towards ourselves, the betterment of society and the environment. 

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Global Citizen@ISB

“We are Inquirers;
 We are Risk Takers;
 We are Caring;
 We are Principled.”

 — ISB Students

Middle School - International School Basel

What our Parents Say

48 Switzerland

"I believe the school excels particularly in communication and including everyone. The open lines of communication between teachers, students, and parents ensure that everyone is well-informed and engaged. Additionally, the school's efforts to foster an inclusive environment help all students feel welcomed and valued, promoting a sense of community and belonging."
– Grade 3 Parent (Switzerland) –

44 United States

"ISB's environment provides a "safe space" for students to learn more about who they are, have the ability to discuss and challenge in a respectful manner. The ongoing communication and access when needed to the Administrators allow you to know what is going on both with your child and what is going on at the school. For this age group, digital and technology are key enablers  good or bad, and ISB is clear on the expectations for the students and provides ongoing content to also keep the parents abreast of the ever changing landscape."
– Grade 8 Parent (United States) –

22 United Kingdom

"ISB is a great international school that welcomes students in a smooth manner and provides a lovely education system where global students from all over are able to interact well and learn from amazing teachers."
– Grade 5 Parent (United Kingdom) –

017 United States

"The school creates a positive and save environment for students to express their questions and to learn. Learning support has been collaborative and effective."
– Grade 9 Parent (United States) –

008 France

"The school looks after the needs of each student individually and has a is a strong sense of both education and pastoral care. ISB is inclusive of all cultures and nationalities and fosters connections among parent communities. There is continuous communications of the life of the students and a detailed weekly newsletter to promote parent engagement."
– Grade 1 Parent (France) –

Community Expectations

Since we are all learners, we believe it is the responsibility of all members of our school community to support the commitment of International School Basel to global citizenship, thus the reference to the IB Learner Profile.

The foundations for this commitment are expanded in ISB’s Guiding Statements and Learning@ISB. They are fully aligned with the ISB Mission. This document was developed in 2021 by a committee representing staff from different divisions and reviewed by leadership. A focus group of students provided further insight and informed this version. Global Citizenship is an evolving theme at ISB and therefore the commitments and expected behaviours stated here will be reviewed as we evolve as a school.