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CityBasel
CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 12
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 13 students / class
Maximum 17 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 25,750
to: CHF 24,730
Address: Gartenstrasse 93, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
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Number of students

320

Number of nationalities represented in the school

35

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French

Max. number of students per class

17

Average number of students per class

13

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

We use a variety of learning tools in the classrooms from Interactive White boards to iPads, to Laptops, VR headsets

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

GL Assessments, PASS Assessments and CHECK tests (Swiss Language Testing)

Results in these examinations

60% of our students score above average in English and Maths

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies by grade. From a few minutes for Reception pupils to a maximum of 1 hour for Year 7 pupils

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We support Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 Students with a mixture of small group and individual support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiated instructions are developed on a one to one basis

Student access to education psychologist

Students are referred to specialist support if deemed necessary and in agreement with the families

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We review previous academic records and invite students for additional testing if deemed necessary

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:30

Supervised care before/after school

Students can come to school from 7:30 and they will be supervised until class starts. We have a varied afterschool offering including Enrichment Programmes

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Homework, board games, art and painting, sewing, sport, kids in the kitchen, football.

Sports activities included

We offer Swimming to all Primary students as part of our curriculum. PE is also part of our curriculum offering the children opportunities to learn about different sports

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Our campus is located in two beautiful historical buildings in the centre of Basel. We have an English library, French and German Library, Science Lab, Music room including keyboard room, ICT suite, Art room, large light and airy classrooms.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor recreation room, playground, easy access to nearby sports facilities

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ELA Basel - The Swiss British School is an independent, not-for-profit organisation located in Basel, Switzerland. It is committed to providing high quality childcare and education appropriate for young children from the age of 3 months to the end of Primary School at 12 years old.

Teaching approach of the school

ELA cultivates the values of respect, integrity, compassion and intellectual independence and challenges children to learn with creativity and curiosity while fostering a sense of responsibility toward others both within the school and in the community. ELA nurtures and educates children, shaping inspired and empowered citizens who embrace the diversity in others and the uniqueness in themselves.

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