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Care and well being

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Parents tell us that their children thrive at ELA Basel. The combination of a rigorous and creative curriculum, small class sizes and dedicated and highly qualified staff create the ideal environment for children to feel supported and empowered in their learning. Above all, the children enjoy coming to school each day and, as we all know, happy children make the best learners.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement

ELA Basel is fully committed to upholding the highest standards of Safeguarding and Child Protection. As such our first priority is the safety, welfare and well-being of children and we expect all members of our community to share in this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo rigorous child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks, written and verbal, with past employers. Applicants must also provide, at the time of their application, original documentary evidence of satisfactory police checks for all countries of residence for the previous ten years.

All serving employees, volunteers and Board members are also required to undergo accredited Safeguarding and Child Protection training. Every three years all staff sign a self-declaration form and complete an enhanced Swiss Police Check as part of our licensing agreement with Canton Basel-Stadt. Lastly when applying for an advertised post, all applicants must complete an ELA Basel application form, explaining any gaps in employment in full in order to be considered.

meet the safeguarding team

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Our mission is to value, care for and educate 'the whole child' by providing a well-rounded education that offers each individual child unique opportunities for academic, social and emotional growth. An ELA Basel education provides an essential foundation for the secondary school years and beyond. An ELA Basel education is for life!

What our students say

Students eating lunch at a primary international school in Basel

"ELA Basel has taught me not just a lot of things for life, but also not to stress too much about life and enjoy my experiences."

Year 7 Student

A student throwing a ball at a private primary school in Basel

"Our teachers are kind, helpful, generous and supportive."

Year 7 Student

Student walking together outside an independent international school in Basel

"I have experienced friendship, knowledge, and creativity. I have also learnt to stand up for what I think is right and how to be myself." 

Year 7 Student

A student presenting in front of a class at an upper primary school in Basel

"I am excited and prepared for secondary school.".

Year 7 Student

Student sitting by a pond outside of a private international school in Basel

"I hope my new school will provide the same knowledge and kindness - nothing could compete with ELA Basel's atmosphere and teaching."

Year 7 Student

A student presenting at a school with a german language programme in Basel

"I will always cherish the friends I have made." 

Year 7 Student

A student on another student's back at an english speaking school in Basel

"ELA Basel has helped me to grow-up, to be happy, mature, thoughtful, and independent."

Year 7 Student

A student in art class at a private school in Basel

"The teachers are very caring and treat us like family."

Year 7 Student