It will soon be here, the first day of school! And your children will be setting off to discover a new area of this great wide world. You have undoubtedly asked yourself which school is the right one for your child. Come and find out more about our elementary level. The main subjects are taught intensively in block lessons; foreign languages are taught right from the first class; and then there is the Waldorf curriculum. So that you have the assurance of knowing that your child’s discovery of this new world will be successful.

What we offer

The Rudolf Steiner School Basel provides an alternative at every level – with the child oriented/friendly Waldorf curriculum covering everything from kindergarten through to the Swiss baccalaureate. The advantage: your children can attend the same school for 13 years and stay together with their classmates.

The class teacher teaches most of the blocks in the first six years at the elementary level. This means your children have a clear key caregiver providing competent mentoring.

The Waldorf curriculum gives equal weight to the arts, crafts and cognitive subjects. Subject matter is oriented to the children’s age and stage of development. And there is no such thing as having to repeat a year. So your children can mature and develop their characters at their own rate – free from stress and fear.

There are no desks in the first and second year classrooms, only benches. The children settle themselves in different positions for stories and games. When they are writing the benches serve as desks and the children sit on cushions. The benefit: your children move around more, which is beneficial to their health.

The first two lessons are always dedicated to the current block subject. For example, four weeks of biology, then three weeks of math, followed by four weeks of German. This helps your children steadily deepen their knowledge of each subject.

Your children will already start learning English and French in the first year of school. At the beginning, in the form of songs, games and simple exercises in conversation. The grammar and writing follow later. So your children learn foreign languages as naturally as their first languages.

You receive a written report or are invited in for a discussion. Your children’s competence in the various subjects, learning and social skills are all covered in the appraisals. In years 2 and 6, there are also supplementary appraisal meetings. These offer you a detailed view of the progress your children are making.

The class teacher works together with the class team. This team includes a support teacher and the subject teachers. So there is a competent team supporting your children and the class.

At the elementary level, the class teacher keeps you informed about everything. The teacher invites you to three or four parent’s meetings a year, holds appraisal discussions with you and writes school reports. So you are always well informed.


Heike Baum

Class teacher 1a

Bianca Zeltner

Class teacher 1b

Maria Krischik

Class teacher 2a

Aglaia Peters

Class teacher 2b

Barbara Dominitz

Class teacher 3a

Christine Jäger

Class teacher 3b

Gabriela Held

Class teacher 4a

Johannes Kartje

Class teacher 5a

Heidi Gasser

Class teacher 5b

Andrea Kaufmann

Class teacher 6a

Thomas Trefzer

Class teacher 6b

Interested? Come and find out more!