If you are interested in applying for a place in our Early Years or Primary School, please complete the attached application form and either scan a copy to or send a hard copy to ELA Basel, Gartenstrasse 93, 4052 Basel, Switzerland. (Employees of ROCHE may wish to contact as it may be possible to receive some financial support.)

ELA Basel has reserved slots available for prospective parent tours. Please contact the office if you would like to book in for a tour and a meeting with the Executive Director who would be happy to discuss all aspects of ELA Basel.

Early Years


In Early Years the children are grouped by age and are placed in a room, that they become familiar and comfortable with, for the duration of their time in the Baby, Toddler and Pre-School age ranges.

Early Years Admissions Age Ranges


3 months to 17 months old


17 months to 3 years old


3 years old to 4 years old

Primary School


The Primary School year groups are arranged based on the Basel Stadt admissions entry requirements.

Primary Admissions Age Ranges

ELA Basel

2020 – 2021 School Year

Basel Stadt Equivalent

UK Equivalent


Primary 1

1st August 2015 – 31st July 2016

Kindergarten 1


Primary 2

1st August 2014 – 31st July 2015

Kindergarten 2

Year 1

Primary 3

1st August 2013 – 31st July 2014

Primary 1

Year 2

Primary 4

1st August 2012 – 31st July 2013

Primary 2

Year 3

Primary 5

16th July 2011 – 31st July 2012

Primary 3

Year 4

Primary 6

1st June 2010 – 15th July 2011

Primary 4

Year 5

Primary 7

16th June 2009 – 30th June 2010

Primary 5

Year 6

Primary 8

1st June 2008 – 15th June 2009

Primary 6

Year 7