New in Basel?

Information on day care and schools

Have you recently moved to Basel-Stadt with children of pre-school or school age? You can obtain general information and advice on day care for your child (Tagesbetreuung/Tagesstrukturen) and schools (Schulen) from

The Department of Education Basel-Stadt
+41 61 267 84 00 (Mon–Fri 8am –12 noon and 2pm–5pm)
ed@bs.ch

The members of staff at the authorities listed below will also be happy to advise you.

Registration for school attendance

Children and adolescents who have recently moved to Basel can be registered for school attendance by making a telephone appointment. Please contact the authorities listed below for this purpose.

In order to register your child for school attendance, please bring along the following:

  • The child’s official identification
  • Family booklet, settlement or residence permit for the child and his or her parents
  • School reports

Knowledge of German

Does your child not speak any German? Schools offer opportunities for children new in Basel-Stadt to learn German. There are also German courses for parents. You can find out more about this when registering your child for school attendance.

 

0–4 Jahre (respektive bis Schulalter)

Tagesheime (Kitas) und Tagesfamilien

2–4 Jahre

Spielgruppen

5–6 Jahre

Kindergarten (Beginn der obligatorischen Schule) inkl. Tagesstrukturen

7–12 Jahre

Primarschule (1. bis 6. Schuljahr) inkl. Tagesstrukturen

13 Jahre

Sekundarschule (7. Schuljahr) inkl. Tagesstrukturen

Volksschulen, Kohlenberg 27, 4001 Basel
+41 61 267 54 60, www.volksschulen.bs.ch, volksschulen@bs.ch

Ab 14 Jahren

Weiterbildungsschule WBS (8.–9. Schuljahr)

Volksschulen, Kohlenberg 27, 4001 Basel
+41 61 267 54 60, www.volksschulen.bs.ch, volksschulen@bs.ch

Gymnasien (8.–12. bzw. 8.–13. Schuljahr)

Mittelschulen und Berufsbildung, Leimenstrasse 1, 4001 Basel
+41 61 267 62 94, www.gymnasium.bs.ch, mb@bs.ch

Ab 16 Jahren

Berufsbildung

Mittelschulen und Berufsbildung, Leimenstrasse 1, 4001 Basel
+41 61 267 84 07, www.berufsbildung.bs.ch, mb@bs.ch

Berufsberatung

Rebgasse 14, 4058 Basel
+41 61 267 86 82, www.berufsberatung.bs.ch, berufsberatung@bs.ch

Fachmaturitätsschule Basel FMS

Engelgasse 120, 4052 Basel
+41 61 317 37 57, www.fmsbasel.ch, fms@bs.ch

Further information

How do the schools function in the canton of Basel-Stadt? (PDF, 331 KB)

In the menu «Publikationen» (below) you will find brochures with further information about German courses and day care.


Also the following links could help you with your inquiries:

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