International School Basel
Fleischbachstrasse 2 | 4153 Reinach BL | Switzerland | +41 61 715 33 33
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The ISB Admissions process – swift, informative and attentive

Welcome, and thank you for considering the International School of Basel (ISB) for your son or daughter’s education. We recognise that choosing the right school is one of the most important–and often difficult–decisions for many families. Therefore, we strive to provide timely confirmation of the application outcome.

There is no deadline for applications, and most students are able to join ISB at any point in the academic year, dependent on meeting entry requirements and placement availability. Parents are welcome to contact ISB throughout the year to discover whether places are available. It is, therefore, in the family’s best interest to begin the formal admissions process at the earliest opportunity by contacting the Office of Admissions. Our admissions team is equally equipped to serve international families, short term residents, long term residents, and Swiss nationals in making an application to the school.

ISB is an inclusive school, with a student-centred mission that promotes learning, growth, and development for boys and girls, ages 3-19. Students are not normally expected to sit an entrance examination. Academic achievement is important at ISB and we work with every student to help them achieve their maximum potential, while also placing a high regard on student fulfillment and well-being.

Once the admissions process is complete and a placement has been offered, a mutually agreeable start date will be determined. It is preferred that students enter the school at the start of an academic year or semester, although exceptions may be considered when extenuating circumstances are present.

ISB’s Admissions and Marketing Officer, Mr. Aaron Schmidtberger, and his assistant, Mrs. Lilla Bettiol, will be your main points of contact throughout the admissions process. They will be happy to discuss any questions you have along the way.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Head of Admissions

Admissions Coordinator





Grade 7  Parent

“Quick transitioning of children from different parts of the world. ISB has a truly international and open environment which encourages critical thinking and is fully grounded in today's needs."

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Grade 12  Parent
(United Kingdom)

“There is a warm feeling in the school among the students and a feeling of inclusion between so many nationalities."

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About ISB

Situated in a beautiful and dynamic region of Switzerland, ISB is an English-speaking international day school which provides students aged 3-18 with the education, support and inspiration they need to become global citizens.


ISB has many years’ experience supporting students and families from all over the world. We accept students throughout the School year, dependent on availability of space and fulfillment of entry requirements. 


ISB is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Currently studied by over one million students in 148 countries, the IB prepares students with the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.


ISB is situated on three campuses, all easily accessible by public transport.

Student Services

The facilities, technological and personnel support on offer at ISB make a vital contribution to the academic, social and emotional development of all students at the School.

Student Life

Sports, drama, music, art, debate, representation, recreation – at ISB, there are numerous ways for students of all ages to cooperate and compete to improve existing skills or try something new.

Parent Community

Individual parents and parent groups constitute an indispensable part of the vibrant community of ISB. 

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