Sally Hirsch ELA Basel's Director welcomes students

ELA Basel Tuitions and Fees

Application Fees and Deposit

Once your application has been successful, the following fees and deposits are payable before your child's first day of attendance at ELA Basel.

From 1 August 2024, there is no registration fee or deposit required for Early Years families.

Fees payable prior to attending ELA Basel
Registration1 per child in Primary school CHF 500 One time only. Non-refundable
One-time donation for the Development Fund - first child CHF 1500

One time only. Non-refundable2

One-time donation for the Development Fund - second + child  CHF 1000

One time only. Non-refundable2

Association Membership3 CHF 75 Annual. Non-refundable

1 The Registration component of the Registration Deposit is a contribution towards the administrative costs at the start of the contract, and the transition and on-going support costs at the end of the contract.

2 ELA Basel requests a one-time donation of CHF 1,500 for the first child and CHF 1,000 for each child thereafter, to its Development Fund, at the time of Primary Years contract signing. This donation is tax deductible.

3 ELA Basel is a registered not-for-profit association known as a verein. As a legal requirement, in order for a child to attend ELA Basel at least one parent must be a member of the association. There is an annual administrative cost of CHF 75 per member. More than one parent may be a member, noting that each membership carries the annual membership cost.

You can learn more about the verein at our page on Governance and the Board.

ela basel fee structure August 2024

Tuition Fees


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. 

Virtual Tour

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


Primary student working on the smart board

We look forward to receiving your application to ELA Basel.