Head of Primary School welcomes students into ELA Basel

Our Locations

ELA Basel's Early Years building at Gartenstrasse 93

Early Years Facilities

Ulmenhof (or Elms Court) is the historical name of our Early Years building in the heart of Basel. It is a beautiful mansion that radiates Swiss charm and character. It has been sympathetically renovated to create a fit-for-purpose Early Years learning environment.

It has large rooms for our Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School children as well as a room with soft play equipment and a multi-purpose room used for musical movement and other activities.

There is a secure internal garden that the children can use under supervision throughout their day.

How to get to our Early Years site

Lower Primary Facilities

Our younger Primary School children are accommodated in a renovated coach house situated in the grounds of Ulmenhof. This contains classrooms for our Reception and Year 1 classes, a room dedicated to teaching German and a large multi-purpose area for Music, Physical Education and weekly assemblies.

There is direct access to the playground which incorporates the outdoor garden area as a learning environment to support and enhance the curriculum.

How to get to our Lower primary site

ELA Basel Lower Primary Building at Gartenstrasse

Upper Primary Facilities

The older Primary School children from Year 2 - 7  attend school in another spacious historic mansion on St. Alban-Vorstadt, in a quiet neighbourhood of historic homes in the heart of the old city. The school building is situated one street behind the river Rhine and is approximately a ten-minute walk from our Early Years and Lower Primary location. It is a protected building that has been sympathetically renovated to accommodate all the academic needs of our children.

The building also benefits from a music hall, a science room, language classrooms, a fitness and movement hall, a kitchen for our daily hot-lunch service and a suite of libraries for the children's use.

An attractive internal courtyard provides the opportunity for children to go outside and play games at lunchtime and breaktime

How to get to our UPPER primary site