International Education
Switzerland
Education

Swiss International School


Erlenstrasse 15, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: (+41) 61 683 7140
Fax: (+41) 61 683 7141
Email: info@sis-basel. ch
Web site: www.swissinternationalschool. ch

ADMINISTRATION:

Principal - Andrew Wulfers
CEO - Ambros Hollenstein
Division Manager - Tom Huber
Head of College - Ulrike Müller
Head of Primary - Neal Brown
Head of Preschool - Kristen Hasenfratz
FACULTY:

Full time:   6 men, 16 women
Part time:   6 men, 12 women
Nationalities:  10   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:


Curriculum
:   National, UK, International, IB
Exams: IGCSE, IB   ENROLMENT:

Age Range: 3-18
Total Enrolment: 465
Nationalities: 26
241 boys, 224 girls
Key Stage 1 (3-7): 118
Key Stage 2 (7-11): 298
College: 49
FEES:

Day only: SFr 15800-SFr 28280
Other Fees: Registration fee SFr 400; Lunch SFr 2100
SIS Swiss International School is a unique alternative to state and classic international schools. A bilingual education (instruction in both German and English) coupled with a blend of recognized curricula and multi-cultural staff leads to an education which suits the needs of expatriates, binational and Swiss families alike. Students experience education in which in one aspect local culture is embedded and in the other a wider global perspective is achieved.
The school currently offers education from 3 to 18 years old. An accredited CIE centre, SIS is able to offer IGCSE courses and examinations for pupils in year 10 and 11. In May 2009 SIS Swiss International School has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.
The SIS mission is to provide a stimulating and academically challenging bilingual education within an atmosphere of mutual respect and support in order that all students reach their full potential and become life long learners.
The school's philosophy is to create:
-Independent, inquisitive, self-motivated learners who are encouraged to strive for academic excellence and take pride in their achievements.
-An understanding and enjoyment of cultural diversity and an appreciation of language
and to provide:
-A curriculum that is designed and continually evaluated to meet local and international criteria and deliver a high standard of knowledge and skills
-A low student to teacher ratio to encourage and support individual abilities
Instruction and communication in the mother tongue of their teacher
-Enhanced integration within the local community through language acquisition and understanding of local culture.