New in Basel?

The Education System in Basel

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0–4 years (or until school-age)

Day-centres and Family day-care providers

2–4 years


4–6 years

Kindergarten including  after school care 

6–12 years

Primary School including after school care

12–15 years

Secondary School including after school care

Compulsary Schools (Volksschulen), Kohlenberg 27, 4001 Basel
+41 61 267 54 60,,

Career Guidance (Berufsberatung), Rosentalstrasse 17, 4058 Basel
+41 61 267 86 82,,

From 15 years

Career Guidance (Berufsberatung)

Vocational Education (Berufsbildung)

Upper Secondary Specialised School Basel (FMS)

Baccalaureate Schools (Gymnasien)

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Information events

Parents will be regularly invited to information events.

  • Yearly information evenings about Kindergarten, Primary school, Secondary school and after school care
  • Further one-off events according to the individual schools or years
  • Information is often available in different languages

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School registration for children newly moved to the area

  • Kindergarten, Primary school and Secondary school:
    Personal registration after making appointment by phone. Please contact the above-mentioned places.
  • FMS (Upper secondary specialised school) and Gymnasium (Baccalaureate schools):
    Register directly at the school (telephone first for appointment)

Bring with you:

  • Official identification document of the child and one parent
  • Family book, if available
  • Permanent residence permit or residence permit related to the parents and child
  • School reports, if available

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