The Swedish education system

The information is intended for new arrivals meeting the Swedish education system for the first time.

Your child can attend preschool from the time he or she is 1 year old. Play is an important element of preschool.

When your child turns 6, he/she can attend preschool class. Both preschool and preschool class are voluntary. 

All children attend comprehensive school from about the age of 7. Comprehensive school is compulsory, and compulsory schooling applies for years 1-9.  

Most young people then attend upper secondary school for three years

The National Agency for Education has a special website with further information on the education system Sweden in  different languages. You can reach the page via the link below.

The National Agency for Education