School Building and Opening Hours

Plenty of style at the school building Erlenmatt.

SIS Basel is located in the district of Kleinbasel and easily accessible by public transport. The classrooms and special-purpose rooms in our landmark building have been tastefully renovated with contemporary furnishings and are equipped with advanced teaching technology. Under old chestnut trees, there is a cosy schoolyard for children to spend their time outside of school hours. Why don’t you drop by for a visit and see for yourself?

School Building

The school building Erlenmatt is centrally located in the Messequartier district of Basel, not far from the city’s large pharmaceutical companies, and easily accessible by public transport. Right next to SIS Basel is the Erlentor residential area, the site of a large public park that connects the city with the local recreational area of Lange Erlen.

The extensive facilities of the school’s listed buildings have been tastefully renovated with contemporary furnishings, fixtures and fittings. In addition to the spacious classrooms, we also have a range of special-purpose rooms such as an art studio, a well-stocked library, a science laboratory and a computer lab, where already our preschool students can sharpen their skills.

Our large sports hall and gymnastics room hosts a variety of sports lessons and competitions, and it is also where we hold our weekly school assembly for all year groups.

Our day-school structure means that our large cafeteria is a key part of school life.

Under the schoolyard’s chestnut trees, there is a playground where younger children can climb, play balancing games, or use the slide and swings. The older students can often be found playing table tennis, football or basketball. At college level, students have access to separate rooms for study and relaxation.


Opening Hours

At our day school, students are supervised between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The exact lesson and supervision times vary between the different levels.

Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.


Holiday Calendar Academic Year 2022/23

The school adheres to the official school holiday calendar of the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

Start of academic year 15 August 2022
Fall break 1 October to 16 October 2022
Christmas break 24 December 2022 to 8 January 2023
Winter break 18 February to 5 March 2023
Spring break 1 April to 16 April 2023
Summer break 1 July to 13 August 2023
School building SIS Basel
Sports lessons at SIS Basel