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  • ELA Basel - The Swiss British School of Basel
    Gartenstrasse 93
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    ELA Basel - The Swiss British School of Basel
    Early Learning Association
    Gartenstrasse 93
    CH 4052
  • T +41 61 313 05 80
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  • Memberships: Associate member of Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Member of Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS)
  • State/Independent: Independent: private non-profit
  • 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 2,500 per semester or CHF 1,280 per quarter. Ad hoc after school sessions available subject to availability CHF45 per session.
  • Fee Currency: CHF
  • Fee Details: Early Years CHF 2,150 (5 Days Core Hours) CHF 2,410 (5 Days Extended to 6:00pm) Primary School CHF 11,650 per semester (twice per year) Option to pay quarterly CHF 5,460 (private payers only) Fees include snacks and lunches (prepared by onsite cooks) and a majority of trips, outings and (in primary school) swimming lessons.
  • Fee Extras: CHF 2,000 deposit (comprising CHF 500 non- refundable admin charge and CHF 1,500 refundable on leaving the school provided full notice given) required to secure place, once one is offered.
  • Religion: Anglican

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Council of British International Schools (COBIS) - COBIS is a member of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and offers British accreditation internationally. As a condition of membership, COBIS schools must undergo a statutory inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). ISI is the body approved by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for the purpose of inspecting independent schools in ISC under Section 162 of the Education Act 2002. Following a successful ISI inspection, COBIS is able to confer formal accreditation on its member schools worldwide. To confirm whether a school is actually accredited by COBIS, or has been inspected by ISI, you may check their member school directories (COBIS international schools) (ISI School Report Search), and may click on the school's link to read the report.

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