Learning at ISB

The IB Programmes of Study provide an exceptional academic and wellbeing framework for all our students.

ISB is the only school to offer an IB education for 3 - 19 years old in the Basel region. Whilst the three IB programmes (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme) have features that differentiate them from one another, being under one philosophical umbrella enables us to provide a coherent educational experience, that meets the specific needs and developmental stages of our 3 - 19 year old students.

A three-way partnership of student, school, and parents gives each student the best possible environment to reach their potential. By working together to create safe and positive learning environments for each child, parents are able to help extend school learning to beyond the classroom, while faculty can help students find a place for their life experiences within the school.

In fulfillment of our school Mission, this three-way partnership helps us ensure that our students are learning more, in many different ways, while having fun in a supportive and helpful community.



Founded in 1979


Average IB Diploma Programme Score


99% IB Diploma Pass Rate


IB Programme Courses


Universities accepted ISB graduates since 2013



Students accepted from
3 to 19 years old


International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes



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What People Say

There are excellent, truly inspirational teachers at ISB. Warm, relaxed, friendly atmosphere at the school with approachable staff. Excellent music and drama with lots of opportunities for students to perform and also partake in the annual school musical. Very welcoming and helpful to new families.
Grade 12 Parent (Ireland)

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Great educational methodology and a really broad scope, making the best of a real International School. We have enjoyed fantastic facilities. The best for me is how they handle new comers not only professionally but with warm care. Kids feel so welcome and are so happy in this school that they would stay here forever. Activities like the top of the top Ski Camp will never be forgotten, or the International Festival, it is really extraordinary. My son has developed tremendously but most importantly, he has been a happy kid everyday going to school.
Maria, Grade 4 Parent (Spain)

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ISB offers a solid academic program, and teachers are always available for one to one approach to students when needed. It supports students when they have difficulties and challenges them when they need more stimulation.
Grade 11 Parent (Italy)

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The teachers were caring and the curriculum was strong. I felt that my children were challenged, but not to the point of stress. The evaluations were the most comprehensive I have ever seen and the teachers were always open and inviting.
Kristin, Grade 5 Parent (United States)

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We have seen a great transformation of our daughter in study performance, motivation and confidence. ISB offer an excellent programme with great teachers and members of the board. Thank you, our daughter feels proud to be part of ISB.
Stanley, Grade 12 Parent (Switzerland)

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