of the Basel Region
Tel: (+41) 61 715 3333
Fax: (+41) 61 715 3315
National, IB, curricula.
The International School of Basel Region is a non-profit, co-educational
day school. Founded in 1979, the ISB offers a high quality, English
language education that seeks to promote mutual respect, tolerance and
understanding amongst children of all nationalities and cultures. The
school typically has a population represented by 50% British and American,
10% Swiss and the balance comprised of students from 45 different nationalities.
The ISB is located at a new campus/building in Reinach, a suburb of
Basel. The campus is easily accessible by auto, bike/walking trails
and public transportation.
ISB is fully accredited by the European Council of International School
(ECIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The school consists of a High School (Grades 11-12), Middle School (Grades
6-10) and Junior School (Pre K-Grades 5). The High School offers a comprehensive
range of academic courses leading to the International Bacculareate
(IB) Diploma and High School Diploma. The Middle School is based in
the IB Middle Years Programme and the Junior School is based on the
IB Primary Years Programme. Admissions to the Middle and High Schools
depends upon satisfactory records from the previous school, a recommendation
from the previous Principal and a working knowledge of English. All
teaching staff hold university degrees and/or certifications from their
Every student from first grade upwards receive German tuition, the
language of the region. French is introduced in the fifth grade. Students
not fluent in English receive regular (ESL) - English as a Second Language
- instruction. ISB supports an enhanced program for students who 'learn
differently' through the Learning Support Programme.
Facilities at ISB include a well-stocked library with Internet access,
well-equipped science laboratories, computer labs with over 400 new
PCs as well as Macintosh computers, a large gymnasium with an 11-meter
climbing wall, a 240-seat canteen/culinarium, and a 500 seat Aula.
The school has an active Parents Association (PA) and Student Council
in the High School. The Extra-curricular Programme (ECP) at the school
offers an after school care programme as well as wide range of after
school and evening programmes for ISB students and parents.
Classes begin at 08:10 and ends at 15:30 for the Middle and High Schools.
The Junior School starts at 08:20 and ends at 15:00. The school year
runs from the end of August until the end of June.