Parent information leaflets
Parent information leaflets translated in various languages are available online :
Primary school consists of eight academic years for children aged between 4 and 11.
Secondary education, the next three years, which is open to all children aged between 12 and 15, represents the last phase of compulsory education.
It teaches a general curriculum and paves the way for post-compulsory courses: école de maturité (grammar school/high school, leading to the federal certificate), écoles de culture générale et de commerce (high schools providing general studies) or école professionnelle (vocational school offering course-based or company-based training).
Support of non French-speaking students
Non French-speaking students are offered different types of structures and cares to make integration easier in public schools of the canton:
The choice of a school to host a new student depends on the place of residence.
Before attributing a specific level and course of study, the following parameters have to be taken into account:
More information and examples of exams can be found here :
Other services in public schools
The following services are offered (free of charge) as part of public schooling :