Cantonal surveys

The primary responsibility for education lies with the cantons. Below you find information about the cantonal features of the Swiss education system.

Cantonal survey 2018/2019: Information about cantonal education systems
How is lower secondary level structured? How are children's performance levels assessed? Which support measures are in place for children with a migrant background? You find answers to these and many other questions for every canton in an online database.
German version  French version

Thematic dossiers
Cantonal legislation and collections of steering documents for several educational topics can be found in the IDES-dossiers. continue

Cantonal school structures (diagram)
Here you find a simplified diagram of the school structure for each canton. continue

Courses in native language and culture
For each canton, you find information about courses in native language and culture for children with a migration background. German version  French version

School holidays
Here you can consult the school holidays for each canton.
German version  French version