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Tucked away in two mansions in the heart of the city, ELA Basel is a private non-profit co-ed school of 300 pupils, ages infant-12 years. National Curriculum for England.

  • ELA Basel - The Swiss British School of Basel
    Gartenstrasse 93
  • Mailing address:
    ELA Basel - The Swiss British School of Basel
    Early Learning Association
    Gartenstrasse 93
    CH 4052
  • T +41 61 313 05 80
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • Lower School Ages: 3 months-12
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: 180 Primary School & 120 Early Years
  • Teaching Language: English
  • SEN: SEN considered case by case
  • Boarding: Not available
  • Uniform: No
  • School Year: Mid August-end of June Holidays: 2 weeks for Fasnacht in February 2 weeks for Easter 1 week for Christmas 6 weeks Summer holidays
  • School Hours: 8.30-3.30pm Mon- Thurs 8.30-2:00pm Fridays - After school club available for extra charge CHF 2,900 per semester or CHF 1,495 per quarter. Ad hoc after school sessions available subject to availability CHF45 per session.
  • Fee Currency: CHF
  • Fee Details: Early Years (3 months to four years old) CHF 2,195 (5 Days Core Hours) CHF 2,460 (5 Days Extended to 6:00pm) Primary School CHF 11,825 per semester (twice per year) Option to pay quarterly CHF 6,030 (private payers only) Fees include morning snack, hot lunches (prepared by onsite cooks) and curriculum materials. There is an option to pay extra for After School Programme. ELA Basel provides a discount of 10% for families with two children enrolled and 15% discount for three or more children enrolled. No discounts are given to employer sponsored contributions.
  • Fee Extras: If a place is available, deposit of 2000CHF for the first child, or 1,500CHF for each child thereafter, is required to secure it (comprising CHF 500 non- refundable admin charge and CHF 1,500 refundable on leaving the school provided full notice given). 75CHF annual fee to join the Verein (parents' group).
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Memberships: Member Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Member of Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS)
  • State/Independent: Independent: private non-profit


  • National Curriculum for England


  • None (school may be licensed, or may be "inspected" by its own owner, but it is not independently accredited or inspected by recognised agency or organisation)

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