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Accreditation and Affiliation

ELA Basel has been awarded Member Status of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools. In October 2021 we will complete the full Patron's Accreditation Process which will result in our school being the only COBIS-accredited school in North-West Switzerland.

More information about COBIS can be found here (external site).


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).

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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 P8 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).