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From first contact to the first day of school, our friendly Admissions team will answer all your questions and guide you through the admission process. We encourage you to explore our website to find out more about our school, our academic and extracurricular programs, and to come for a visit to see our students in action. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

1. Learn More

Contact us if you have any questions.
 

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2. Visit ISB

Whenever possible, we recommend a visit to ISB.

Schedule a Visit

Please contact us preferably at least two weeks ahead of time, so that a tour of the School and any necessary assessments can be arranged.

 

3. Apply to ISB

We look forward to receiving your application.

Admissions Portal

Username and Password required. If you have not received your login information, get started here.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applications for admission are considered in view of the following points:

  • Completion of all application documents. All documentation needs to be in English. Any documentation not written in English will require an official translation (original documentation should be attached to the translation)
  • Outcomes of additional assessment, if appropriate
  • Availability of space in classes and option groups offered
  • Level of English/Student Support needs
  • Availability of places for siblings
  • Appropriateness of programmes
  • Discretion of the Director and the appropriate Principal

Level of English

Up until Grade 2, new students are not required to have prior knowledge of English. New students entering Grade 3 - 5 are recommended to have prior skills in English.

Middle School students must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of English. Senior School students must offer evidence of English proficiency, spoken and written. At certain Year Levels, it may be possible to offer a restricted curriculum to students who are undergoing an intensive programme of support outside of ISB in order to enhance their acquisition of English. As the level of competence in English improves, a full curriculum will be offered accordingly.

Student Support Services

ISB offers learning support to students with a range of learning profiles (mild, moderate, intensive). When prior evaluations and documentation indicate a learning disability or learning challenge in the school setting, the Admissions Team will review the student’s complete file to determine the appropriate placement, programme, and resources needed to meet the student’s individual needs.

In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted on a conditional enrolment and the School may require parental agreement for provision of additional supports and services. Any additional costs incurred are the responsibility of the parents. 

Where the School is unable to coordinate the necessary resources to meet a student’s intensive academic, cognitive, physical, emotional and/or behavioral needs, the School will deny admission and provide a reason for the denial of enrolment.

Learn more about Student Support services

Application Forms

New families to ISB should begin the application process by completing the Pre-Application Form.

After completing the Pre-Application Form you will receive login details for the Admissions Portal where you can complete the application. You may return to the Admissions Portal at any time.

Also required:

  •  Copy of Student’s Passport
  •  Digital Photo of student and parent
  •  Copy of the two most recent School Report Cards (If reports are not in English, please attach the English translation)
  •  Results of any previously administered educational or psychological tests, if applicable. Please submit copies of any Special Education/IEP/ILP/504 reports with the application.

ISB Forms

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Admission to the School will be determined by the Director, with the advice of the academic staff, based on information obtained with respect to:

a) the potential of the applicant to benefit from the educational programme available;
b) the capacity of the School to meet the educational needs of the student;
c) the availability of places.

2. Initial Year Level placement is determined on the basis of age. The decision of the School in Year Level placement will be communicated to parents prior to acceptance and is considered final. Decisions with respect to:

a) promotion from one Year Level to another
b) retention in a particular Year Level
c) continued enrolment at ISB will be based on academic, personal, behavioural and social/emotional aspects of a student's school record.

3. ISB reserves the right to deny admission or to dis-enrol a student if:

a) the student's best interests and needs cannot be met effectively by the School's programmes and services;
b) the student's behaviour is deemed to jeopardize the welfare of the school community;
c) educationally significant information is withheld from the School; or
d) school fees are not paid in accordance with ISB Financial Regulations.

A decision to withdraw a student from the School would follow consultation with the parents/guardians and a thorough review of the educational interventions that have been attempted and documented.

4. Admission may be postponed if a Year Level is full. In this case, the applicant is placed on a waiting list. Qualified applicants are then accepted in order of the date of application, subject to the above conditions.

Reasons to Join ISB

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 separate campuses.

   

 

Founded in 1979

35

Average IB Diploma Programme Score

   

 

99% IB Diploma Pass Rate

65+

IB Programme Courses

325+

Universities accepted ISB graduates since 2013

   


37 Middle & Senior School
Sports Teams

150+

ISBX Activities

   

 

Accredited by
CIS and NEASC




 

 

“An international environment opens children's minds to different cultures and teaches them to be tolerant to someone different then they are. There is a great music program and the school is very welcoming to new students and parents. The EAL program is great EAL for those kids whom English is not their first language.” - Yael, Grade 5 Parent (Israel)
“ISB is one of the best International schools my children have been to. It has set very high standards in education.” - Grade 5 Parent (Malaysia)

 

 

Admissions Team

ISB’s Head of Admissions, Mr. Aaron Schmidtberger, and his assistant, Mrs. Lilla Bettiol, will be happy to discuss any questions you have during the admissions process. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Contact the team at admissions@isbasel.ch.

Lilla Bettiol

Lilla Bettiol

Admissions Coordinator
Aaron Schmidtberger

Aaron Schmidtberger

Head of Admissions