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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 2,500 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: If a place is available, deposit of 2000CHF 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 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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