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Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 21,290
to: CHF 33,730
This school has more than one campus in Basel:
Fiechten Campus: Ages 12 to 14

Address: Fiechtenweg 72, 4153 Reinach, Switzerland

Aesch Campus: Ages 3 to 12

Address: Arlesheimerstrasse 7, 4147 Aesch, Switzerland

Reinach Campus: Ages 14 to 18

Address: Fleischbachstrasse 2, 4153 Reinach, Switzerland

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Number of students

1380

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

Max. number of students per class

Junior School: up to 20 students
Middle and Senior School: up to 24 students

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Bring Your Own Device (BOYD):
Grade 5 – 12 have formalized BYOD programs. Teachers provide students with various digital tools including laptops and iPads, when required, for learning and teaching. The Senior and Middle School campuses also have dedicated computer labs. Wireless connectivity blanketing learning spaces on all three campuses allows students and teachers to connect and collaborate.

Educational Applications:
- G Suite – used at all campuses
- Microsoft Office Suite – used at all campuses
- Adobe Creative Cloud Suite – used in Senior School
- Seesaw – used in Junior School and Middle School
A wide range of other programs are used at ISB. These are vetted and decided upon following an assessment of their educational benefit and compliance with student safety and European Data Privacy (GDPR) compliance.

Uniform required

No

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

ISB does not require students to take a formal entrance exam. However in certain cases, depending on information received from the application documentation or gathered during interview, further assessment may be necessary. Assessment may include but is not limited to the following areas:

- English as an Additional Language
- English
- Mathematics
- Learning Support

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

ISB accepts applications throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

ISB encourages all students to start at the new school year in August. However ISB accepts students throughout the school year providing there is space in the relevant year level placement.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

IB Diploma results 2020:
- average points out of 45 (max.): ISB - 35, Wordlwide - 30

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

ISB offers a continuum of support for students with mild, moderate, and intensive learning needs.

Learning Support teachers work collaboratively with content teachers to support students in accessing the curriculum and learning vital skills for success. ISB's Learning Support team includes qualified and experienced professionals with specialized expertise in learning and intellectual disabilities and evaluation and assessment. ISB's continuum of support provides a breadth of support options for students in EC 1 through graduation, with support options determined by the individual needs of each student.

Learning support offered

Accommodation plan
Learning Support
Intensive Needs Programme
1:1 Teach Assistant

Supervised care before/after school

ASPIRE is a service designed and provided by ISB to support Junior School (EC 1 - Grade 5) students and their parents after the school day has ended. ASPIRE is available after school from Monday–Friday, except during school holidays and vacation periods.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Math quest, robotics, arts and crafts, choir, drawing, music and art, orchestra, school newspaper, board games, construction challenges, beads club, knitting and crochet, Lego club, sensory play, story and crafts, Young Author's club, badminton, basketball, breakdance, Hip Hop dance, intercross, jazz dance, karate, netball, soccer, yoga, Zumba, economics, band, debate club, finance club, Model United Nations, American sign language, Spanish dance, rock climbing.

Sports facilities at the school

Aesch Campus:
- double gymnasium
- outdoor facilities including artificial playing field, a running track, basketball and multipurpose courts
- outdoor playground with beautiful panoramic views of the castle-dotted Jura mountain ranges encircling the campus

Fiechten Campus:
- triple gymnasium hall with spectator seating
- grass soccer field, full basketball court and beach volleyball field
- playground

Reinach Campus:
- triple gymnasium including climbing and bouldering walls
- fitness room
- outdoor facilities including artificial surface soccer pitch, basketball courts, street workout park, table-tennis tables

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International School Basel is the only not-for-profit, English language, three programme International Baccalaureate World School in the region providing students aged 3-18 with the education, support and inspiration they need to become global citizens.

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