Admissions

Head of Primary School welcomes students into ELA Basel

Admissions at ELA Basel

We currently do not have Open Mornings planned.

Join us for a virtual or in person tour. Please register your interest by filling this form or by emailing the school office at:

admissions@ela-basel.ch

At ELA Basel we enrol children throughout the year. 

Please submit an enquiry form or contact the school office to book your in person or virtual personal tour with the Head of Early Years or Head of Primary.

You will be assured of a warm welcome!

Welcome to ELA Basel

Enquire

Primary years children working together in the classroom

Arrange a personal tour or book a video meeting with the Head of Primary or Early Years. 

Apply

Primary student working on the smart board

We look forward to receiving your application to ELA Basel.
 

Our Locations

Teacher and early years child clapping

Find out more about our school campuses and facilities.
 

Virtual Tour

We look forward to seeing you in person, in the meantime take a virtual tour of our school.

What our families say

At an english kita in switzerland, a baby is cared for by two faculty

"ELA Basel is like a 'home away from home' for my two children in Early Years. It makes all the difference to our family knowing how much care and attention each child receives in a safe, secure and nurturing setting"

Early Years Family

A young girl colors in a classroom at a private english school in switzerland

"I would like to repeat again that the teachers did an amazing job during the school closure, the best they could in the situation. Both my kids have been able to go through this with a smile. Thank you!"

Year 4 Parent

Three children sit on the floor of a classroom at a english independent school in switzerland reading

"I’m an Early Years parent and think that ELA Basel’s level of communication and responsiveness has been outstanding. I appreciate the helpfulness of the home lesson plans, but nothing can replace the social and intellectual stimulation my child is getting at ELA Basel. Thank you to all of the staff for their continued support during the lockdown."

Early Years Parent

Two kids laugh over an ipad in a classroom at a english language school near basel land

"I’m impressed by how quickly ELA Basel staff worked to immediately continue learning during these difficult times of the pandemic. We have friends back home in the US whose children received no online/home learning for over a month while the schools navigated how to continue. I’m very grateful for the school and teachers hard, dedicated work to continue teaching my children. Thank you!"

Year 3 Parent

A boy participates in an art project at a lower primary programme in basel switzerland

"My children truly loved their time at ELA Basel which is a truly caring school. We are very grateful that we found your school and our children had the opportunity to learn at ELA Basel."

Year 5 Family

Children color in a classroom at an english international school in basel

"We've had nothing but a pleasureable experience during our time at ELA Basel. It's a wonderful school with excellent leadership. Not to mention the teachers were of the highest quality with small class sizes. ELA Basel is a special place that is doing wonderful things. Keep it up!"

Year 7 family

Primary child outside on a wooden playgroun apparatus

"Dear ELA Basel Team - You did a fantastic job in these difficult times. Thank you for taking care of every minute detail and providing a safe environment for our kids!"

Year 1 Family

Why ELA Basel?

8 years

Average enrollment duration

30%

Children speak German as first language

15

After-school activities

360

Children on the roll

100%

Children learn a musical instrument

29

Years of excellence since 1993

18

Maximum class size

35

Different Nationalities

94%

Parent satisfaction in 2020 survey

+60%

Primary children score 60% above average in benchmarked English and Maths tests

6 years

Average tenure of teaching staff