School & Environment

New residents with children of school age

Children and juveniles of school age who are new residents in a Zurich community have the right and the duty to attend school. This applies as from the beginning of their stay and irrespective of the child’s residence status. Pre-school is also mandatory.

The document “Newly arrived with school-age children” includes all the information parents who move to the Canton of Zurich should know and what they have to do to send their children to school.

Further information for parents

A DVD in 11 languages provides information for parents on "Schools in the Canton of Zurich".

Downloads with further information on the different educational levels and questions on schools, in German and in other languages, are available on the website of the Office of Elementary Education.