What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
Newcomers to Luxembourg essentially have two options when it comes to education, either to enroll their child in a state or private school or to enroll them in an international school. The majority of children attend state schools. Only a small number of schools provide a linguistic and/or pedagogical alternative. Education is carried out in the three official languages: Luxembourgish, French and German.
The Luxembourg Ministry of Education provides a service for newly arrived pupils in Luxembourg known as the CASNA (Cellule d'accueil scolaire pour élèves nouveaux arrivants).
CASNA helps to assess the most suitable school for children who speak a foreign language and provides information in a number of languages (including English) for parents.
Reception desk for newly arrived pupils (CASNA)
Address: 29 rue Aldringen, L-1118 Luxembourg
Tel: 24 78 52 77
Fax: 24 78 51 40
Open: Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only
Services offered to foreign pupils by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education and Vocational Training include:Special classes and lessons in primary schools for newly arrived pupils; welcome classes and insertion classes in secondary schools with intensive courses in either German or French; the International Baccalaureate in English or French; special classes in French; cross-cultural mediators speaking various languages (Albanian, Cape-Verdian, Chinese, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian).
What are some examples of these schools?
St. George’s International School - British curriculum for children ages 3 to 18.
International School of Luxembourg - British curriculum for children ages 3 to 18.
European School Luxembourg - European curriculum for children ages 3 to 18.
Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
Contact Crown Luxembourg for current information on the schools you're interested in.
Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
Pre-schools are free of charge and compulsory for all children aged four on September 1 of the upcoming school year. Lessons are in Luxembourgish language. School hours are usually Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some communes provide meals at lunchtime.
Enrollment takes place at the education department (Service de l'Enseignement) of the commune of residence at least three months before the start of the school year. Parents wishing to enroll their child in a school outside of their commune must request a dérogation with the commune's mayor (bourgmestre). Children must be registered on the citizens' register of the Bureau de Population in order to enroll at a school.
How are most kids transported to and from school?
Most schools operate school bus transportation.
When does the typical school year start and end?
September 1 to June 30.
Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
Feel free to contact Crown Luxembourg, if you have any questions.
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