When does compulsory schooling start?

When does compulsory schooling start?

Compulsory schooling begins in all cantons of Northwestern Switzerland once children start with kindergarten. The two-year kindergarten now belongs to the primary level and is considered the first stage of schooling. Children who have turned 4 years old by the deadline start Kindergarten after the summer holidays. The deadlines currently vary from one canton to another. Eventually all cantons in Northwestern Switzerland will have the 31st of July as deadline. After two years of Kindergarten your child will transition to primary school.

 

Switzerland

Addresses and links

  • Information by the Swiss authorities about Kindergarten and pre-school*: www.ch.ch

  • The Familienwegweiser Pro Familia informs about mandatory schooling: www.profamilia.ch

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* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.

Aargau

Addresses and links

  • Kindergarten  and compulsory schooling in the Canton of Aargau: www.ag.ch

Basel-Landschaft

Addresses and links

  • Information about the compulsory 2-year kindergarten: www.baselland.ch

  • Information  on educational offers by the public school Baselland: pdf

     

Basel-Stadt

Addresses and links

Solothurn

Addresses and links

  • Kindergarten in the Canton of Solothurn: www.so.ch