Welcome to ELA Basel – The Swiss British School, Basel’s foremost international primary school, offering the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for children aged 3 months to 12 years.
Located in two convenient city-centre locations, our 'not-for-profit' school is a family oriented, international community of 360 children from 35 different countries. Open 50 weeks of the year, we offer daily ‘wrap-around’ care from 07:30 to 18:00. An ELA Basel education promotes learning for life and includes a well-rounded programme of sports, music, clubs, swimming and the performing arts.
With average enrolment of over 8 years, families choose ELA Basel for the high levels of care and attention we offer each child in small class sizes. Whilst English is our main language of instruction, specialist German teaching is woven throughout the curriculum so that entry into the Swiss secondary school system at age 12 is a popular pathway for many of our senior students each year.
Our talented and committed team of staff make the happiness, well-being and personal development of each child their priority. Working together with our Board and parent volunteers, we strive to build a caring community where learning is personalized and everyone is valued and nurtured.
I hope you find our website helpful in learning about our community. On behalf of our team, I am delighted that you are considering ELA Basel – The Swiss British School for your child’s early years and primary education. We all look forward to welcoming you to our happy, caring and thriving school.
Nicholas Owlett M.Ed, NPQH