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Education / training / Educational system

Please refer to the website of Ministry of National Education, Childhood and Youth for detailed information related to the educational system in Luxembourg.

When registering with your local municipality, your child is automatically put on a list and enrolled at the local school as soon as he/she reaches school age. If you wish to enrol your child in a school of another municipality, you have to send a request to this municipality prior the 1st May of the next school year.

School attendance is compulsory from 4 up to 16 years old. But children can go to pre-school from the age of 3 years. Your municipality sends you a letter proposing this optional enrolment. If you register with your municipality after the 1 st  March or in the case you did not get the letter from the municipality by the 15 th April prior the new school year, you should get in touch directly with the education department of your municipality.

School year starts mid September and ends mid July. Generally, however it may differ from municipality to municipality, children attend school three full days, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and two half days Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

The Luxembourgish educational system requires knowledge of 3 official languages: Luxembourgish, German and French. 

The Luxembourgish school system

Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse (Lux-Centre)

Please refer to the website of Ministry of National Education, Childhood and Youth for detailed information related to the educational system in Luxembourg.

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Public Luxembourgish schools / IB World Schools

The public Luxembourgish schools Athénée de Luxembourg and the Lycée Technique du Centre are listed as IB World Schools. Students can to follow the International Baccalaureate syllabus (Students must take a test to be accepted). The IB International Diploma is recognised by all the large Universities throughout the world.

Schooling of new arrivals

Cross-cultural and multilingual mediators (Albanian, Cap-Verdean, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, ...) help improve communication between foreign parents and school/teachers. This service is free of charge.

Reception classes and welcome and support lessons are also available to ease the newly arrived students into the school. For information regarding children under 12 years of age, please contact the education department in your municipality. For children over 12 years of age please contact CASNA.

CASNA - Reception centre for newly arrived pupils (Lux-Belair)

Schooling of foreign students over 12 years of age. The office is located in the Orientation House.

Special Education Department (Lux-Centre)

Students with specific educational needs. Children with a handicap or special education needs can be taken in charge by the Special Education Department. A...

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