Re: public schools in Basel: can you chose where to go?
My daughter is also starting Grade 1 in a public school and she doesn't speak a word of German! We are coming from USA although family's first language is spanish (a mess...) so she has always attended schools in english language.
I've been told that the zip code 4054 has good integration classes for foreigners. Also the zip code 4059, Riehen and Allschwil.
Please, let me know if you find more information. We are about to decide whether to rent apartment in Riehen or Bruderholz...