High school students throw the hat as part of their graduation ceremony in front of the school entrance.

Bilingual Day School from Kindergarten through to College

About SIS Basel

An Attractive School in Basel Where Multilingualism Is an Integral Part of Everyday Life

Since 1999, SIS Basel has been putting the bilingual school concept into action – with excellent results. SIS Basel has an unparalleled reputation as the ideal school for children and young adults with big plans for the future in a globalised world. This is a view shared both by Swiss parents and those who have moved to the neighbourhood from abroad.

513
Enrolled Students
50+
Nationalities

SIS Educational Concept

Our Students and Their Learning Needs Are at the Heart of Our Efforts

  • Bilingual Experience
  • Independent and Value-Centred Approach
  • Day School Community
  • Performance through Diversity
  • International Education – Local Insight
  • Continuity from Kindergarten to College
  • Learning Enhanced by Technology
  • Strong Network

Language acquisition that begins early, is carefully guided by experts and happens in a natural environment, leads to lifelong competence.

Primarschulkinder sitzen einzeln und konzentriert vor je einem Computer.

The classrooms and special-purpose rooms are equipped with contemporary infrastructure and advanced teaching technology.

Ein Sekundarschul-Mädchen malt konzentriert.

The students enjoy a general education that is both broad and deep with many fundamental subjects covered.

Whether the Matura or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma – the qualifications our students achieve leave them free to follow whichever educational path they choose.

Two little boys are doing handicrafts in the kindergarten. The teacher shows them something.

The children are supervised by one German- and one English-speaking teacher who use their native languages to communicate with their students.

Four primary school girls are outside at the playground. Three girls are on the slide together and one girl is running.

Under old chestnut trees, there is a cosy schoolyard and playground for children to spend their time outside of school hours.

SIS Basel is located in a landmark building in the district of Kleinbasel and is easily accessible by public transport.

Extracurricular Activities

For a Varied School Day

Extracurricular Activities

For a Varied School Day

As a school, we are committed to doing everything we can to support children as they grow up and to provide a valuable complement to their family life. This includes offers such as lunch, homework supervision, before- and after-school care, flexible drop-off and pickup times, and exciting activities, even during school holidays.  

 

Learn more about our extracurricular activities

Two girls are drawing something on the floor outside.

Student Life

SIS is not just a place of learning, it is also a place where children can spend time together, make new friends, and pass the time in a pleasant environment.

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"Very warm and professional welcome from the very first day across the entire SIS team. Great learning environment with plenty of opportunities for the kids to explore and develop. Our son loves going to SIS every single day and we do not want to miss the excitement anymore."

M. and S. Leitner, parents

"Uns ist das beste passiert, was Eltern passieren kann: Unsere Kinder sind gerne zur Schule gegangen! Der Grund ist sehr klar. Wir hatten jederzeit engagierte Lehrerinnen und Lehrer, die sich mit viel Herzblut für die Kinder eingesetzt haben. Das (Lern-) Umfeld stimmt."

Volker Probst, Vater

"What we love about our teachers is that they captivate children’s passion and curiosity. They are very child-centric, and proactively keep the parents in the loop as needed. As a working mom, I feel I am a full partner in our children’s learning and I extremely appreciate the time staff take to keep us in the loop of what is going, way before we ask for it. "

Idil Wittmann-Abubakar, mother

"We have been extremely happy with the school and the education our children have received. The school is well run and the education structured and delivered in a caring, intelligent way. Our children, though different, both really enjoy school and are happy. The day structure has allowed us both to work while ensuring our children were well supported in their learning in both languages in a holistic environment."

Family Halsegger

"The teachers are extremely attentive and caring to the children to help them navigate through the new environment and experiences. They learn through play and songs which makes school so much more fun for the kids. Our son has benefited from this and has developed tremendously socially and in learning in the first 1.5 years at the school. We are so happy that we have also registered our little daughter to join the school next year."

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