Accreditation and Affiliations
In January 2022 ELA Basel was awarded Patron's Accreditation by the Governing Body of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools with a total of ten commendations across 9 different standards. We are the only international school in North-West Switzerland to hold this prestigious award.
Patron's Accreditation, as a benchmark of excellence in international education, is a rigorous process of school inspection completed by a team of experienced school leaders from other international schools. COBIS accreditation takes place on a continuous five year cycle with the next inspection visit taking place in 2026.
ELA Basel is an member of SGIS, the Swiss Group of International Schools. Each year a delegation of teaching staff attend the SGIS Conference which is a valuable opportunity for Continuous Professional Development.
More information about SGIS can be found here (external site).
ELA Basel is licensed to operate as a childcare centre and school by the Canton Basel-Stadt Education Department.
We are also the only English language international school in Basel to hold the prestigious Basel-Stadt secondary School Transition Agreement. This provides our Year 7 pupils the ability to transfer into the Basel-Stadt secondary school system without having to take any formal entrance examinations.
More information about Canton Basel-Stadt can be found here (external site).