Here we will go through how the first 12 years of Swedish school are set up. Studies at a higher level are a whole other headache that we will look into in another course.
Let’s start with a quick overview of the 12 years.
- Förskola (preschool) From ages 1 – 5.
- Förskoleklass (preschool class) One year education from the year your child turns 6. Part of the compulsory schooling.
- Grundskola (compulsory school) Nine years of mandatory education. Usually between the ages of 7-16.
- Gymnasiet (upper secondary school) Three years of education, usually between ages 16 – 18. Not mandatory.