Head of Primary School welcomes students into ELA Basel

ELA Basel Fee Information

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.

Fees payable prior to attending ELA Basel
Registration Deposit    
Registration1 per child CHF 500 One time only. Non-refundable
Refundable Deposit - first child CHF 1500

One time only. Refundable2

Refundable Deposit - second+ child  CHF 1000

One time only. 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 The Refundable Deposit is refundable upon completion of the contractual notice period and settlement of all outstanding fees. Full details are contained in the contract.

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 april 2022

Tuition Fees

Welcome to ELA Basel

Students and staff approach the Primary building at a private primary school in basel

ELA Basel, the Swiss British School is recognised as the leader in international primary education in Basel, Switzerland. Established in 1993 and centrally located in the heart of the city, we are proud to be a not-for-profit verein.

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Close up image of a young girl at a private kita in switzerland

ELA Basel Early Years is proud to be described as a ‘home away from home’ by our families who entrust us with their children each day. Our mission is to provide children aged 3 months to 4 years with all the personal support and care they need as they grow and learn each day.

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A student works at a desk in class

Our Primary School follows the creative and forward-looking English National Curriculum, which we have adapted to incorporate our international ethos and Swiss setting. 

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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.