International School Basel
Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland

International School Basel

International School Basel (ISB) is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school offering three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes to students aged 3-19. Spanning over three campuses, our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools provide a broad and holistic education to develop students' intellectual, physical, social and emotional skills, with dedicated wellbeing and intense need programmes. Our new Dual Language Programme (English-German) provides language immersion learning opportunities to Junior School students. After-school care and holiday camps complement our offer.

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International School Basel

International School Basel

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Ages Taught 3 - 19
Languages of instruction English, German
Nr. of Children 1380
School Type Co-educational
Day/Boarding Day
Curriculum IB Diploma Programme, IB Middle Years Program, Primary Years Program, The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Class Sizes

Average class size Pupil/Teacher ratio

International School Basel

At ISB, we firmly believe that true education neither ends nor begins in the classroom alone. Our school’s ethos is strongly anchored on our student-developed Mission. “We all want to learn more. We all do it in different ways. We all have fun learning. We all help.

Our student-centred education promotes independence and self-discovery, in a safe, caring, and inclusive environment. In addition to student learning, growth, and development, the school promotes cultural awareness, respect, and appreciation for people of all nationalities, religions, and cultural backgrounds, as we prepare students to embrace challenges and shape a better world.

Since its founding, ISB has welcomed support from the local Swiss community, as well as the diverse industries of the region. As the local demand for international talent continues to grow, and as families from across the globe continue to settle in the Basel region, the school continues to expand. The school benefits from–while at the same time providing–an invaluable service for the global community which calls Basel home. As such, ISB has firmly established itself in both the local and international communities and is a common ground for local families that want their children to connect with the world, as well as international families that want their children to find a home within the local landscape.

Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities


We provide a positive and inclusive sports culture that develops social and emotional skills, moulds character, and prepares our students for competition while in school and for life.

At a glance: 37 Teams • Up to 400 students participating per season • Basketball • Soccer • Tennis • Cross-country • Swimming • Skiing • Track & field • Golf • Volleyball • Softball • Netball • Unihockey • 10-15 hosted tournaments • Regularly travel to 7 countries • Member of SGIS, SCIS, ESSL

Extra-curricular activities

Arts at ISBasel

Artistic expression — being through painting, music, dance or theatre — promotes confidence, focus, perseverance, problem-solving, and accountability and allows students the freedom to share their feelings and passions in an unspoken communication

At a glance: Bands • Large Ensembles • Instant Orchestra • Chamber Music • Musicals • Choirs • Music Composition • Music Theory • Drama • Theatre Trips • Painting • Pencil Studies • Mixed Media • Printing • Portraits • Textiles • 3D • Digital Photography • Assemblage • Art as Fashion • Visiting Artists

Clubs and Activities

A comprehensive selection of 200+ clubs and activities during and after school.

At a glance: Model United Nations • Yearbook • Student Council • Art Portfolio • Tech Crew • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award • Set Design • Ski Camp • 150+ ISBX Activities • Charities • Robotics • Terry Fox Run • Tsunami- HANDAID • Tanzania • South Africa • Cycle Tour • Retreats • European Trips •


Science labs, computer labs, food technology labs, design labs, music classrooms well-equipped with instruments, music recording studio, well-supplied art rooms, dance studio, auditoriums with professional light and sound equipment, school shop, onsite nurses rooms, triple and double gymnasiums, all-weather surface playing fields, full-size soccer field, climbing walls, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, running tracks, long jump pits, sand volleyball court, fitness room.

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