International School Basel

International School Basel

ISB is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school serving students ages 3-19 with the three widely acclaimed programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) at three separate campuses. These include the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3-11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11-16, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for ages 16-19.
The administration and faculty are committed to providing a student-centred education that fulfills its mission: to help our students learn more, in many different ways, and to have fun learning in a safe, caring, and helpful community of teachers and learners. The school promotes cultural awareness, respect, and appreciation for people of all nationalities, religions, and cultural backgrounds.
References and background checks are conducted on all successful applicants.
Teacher applicants must hold a state or nationally recognized classroom teacher license/certification (TEFL, CELTA and similar qualifications will not be accepted in lieu).

School Details

  • Year founded 1979
  • Public or private Private
  • Profit or not for profit Not for Profit
  • Governing body
  • Campus size (hectares) 0.00
  • Day or boarding Day
  • Segregation type Co-educational
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Accreditation Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Accreditation IB PYP
  • Accreditation IB MYP
  • Accreditation IB DP

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Education Information

  • Curriculum IB DP
  • Curriculum IB MYP
  • Curriculum IB PYP
  • Instructional language English
  • Alternate instruction language
  • Start grade PreK
  • End grade 12

Tuition Fees

  • Lower fee amount (USD) 21550.0
  • Upper fee amount (USD) 34150.0

Teacher Information

  • Teacher numbers 170
  • Local teacher % 3
  • Expatriate teacher % 97
  • Number of nationalities 37

Student Information

  • Total student numbers 1350
  • Nursery infant students 0
  • K or Pre-K students 0
  • Elementary students 0
  • Middle school students 0
  • Senior school students 0
  • Grade school students 0
  • Local student % 6
  • Expatriate student % 94
  • Nationalities represented 55

Teaching Information

  • Teaching days/year
  • Contracts begin Not Set
  • We require teaching certification or licenses. Not Set
  • We offer 1 year contracts. Not Set
  • We hire intern teachers. Not Set
  • We assist with pet relocation. Not Set

Job Types and Salaries

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School Benefits

  • Benefit type Number of contract days
  • Description 175-180
  • Benefit type Starting salary range
  • Description 88,500 - 93,000 Swiss Francs
  • Benefit type Taxes
  • Description Swiss taxes will apply. Taxes will vary depending upon taxable income, marital status, number of dependents and place of residence.
  • Benefit type Savings potential
  • Description Savings potential will depend upon the specific family situation and lifestyle.
  • Benefit type Accommodation
  • Description Accomodation, flights, utilities and furniture are paid privately by the staff member. A relocation allowance (receipts are not required) is offered for teacher positions.
  • Benefit type Moving allowance
  • Description A set moving allowance (receipts not required) and relocation assistance is offered to teachers who are relocating from outside the Basel area.
  • Benefit type Dependent opportunities
  • Description Upon successful admission of their children to ISB, full-time teaching staff with contracts longer than 12 months would pay the following tuition fees minus any pre-tax amount received from the company of the employee’s spouse: 1st child in school: 10% of full fees 2nd child in school: 10% of full fees 3rd child in school: 40% of full fees 4th child in school: 50% of full fees Specific information would be discussed at interview.
  • Benefit type Medical
  • Description Medical insurance is private pay. The school covers the cost of accident insurance.
  • Benefit type Dental
  • Description Private pay
  • Benefit type Disability
  • Description The school covers the cost of disability insurance.
  • Benefit type Other
  • Description The school and employee contribute to the employee pension fund.

Cover/Substitute Teacher - Elementary/Primary

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International School Basel
Reinach, Switzerland
  • Starting: 29 Mar 2018
  • Apply By: 1 Aug 2025
  • Closes In:
Applications are invited for candidates who are interested in providing short-term and/or long-term cover for teachers. Classroom teacher certification/license is required for teacher cover positions....

Cover/Substitute Teacher - Middle School

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International School Basel
Reinach, Switzerland
  • Starting: 29 Mar 2018
  • Apply By: 1 Aug 2025
  • Closes In:
Applications are invited for candidates who are interested in providing short-term and/or long-term cover for teachers. Classroom teacher certification/license is required for teacher cover positions....

Cover/Substitute Teacher - Secondary School

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International School Basel
Reinach, Switzerland
  • Starting: 29 Mar 2018
  • Apply By: 1 Aug 2025
  • Closes In:
Applications are invited for candidates who are interested in providing short-term and/or long-term cover for teachers. Classroom teacher certification/license is required for teacher cover positions....

Head of Design/Visual Art

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International School Basel
Reinach, Switzerland
  • Starting: 1 Aug 2019
  • Apply By: 10 Jan 2019
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School Profile
The International School Basel (ISB) is an English-language international day school for students from ages 3 to 18. ISB is home to approximately 1,400 students who enjoy modern pu...

Senior School Spanish Teacher Part-Time (40%)

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International School Basel
Reinach, Switzerland
  • Starting: 1 Aug 2019
  • Apply By: 4 Jan 2019
  • Closes In:
School Profile
The International School Basel (ISB) is an English-language international day school for students from ages 3 to 18. ISB is home to approximately 1,400 students who enjoy modern pu...