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Changes Ahead for Homeschooling Families
February 14, 2019: There are 1,000 children being homeschooled in Switzerland, 600 of them in the western canton of Vaud. But the rules there could be tightened, according to a Swiss website.

Homeschoolers defeat attempt to regulate families in Aargau
February 20, 2014: Legal opinion coordinated by homeschoolers thwarts alarming plans to restrict freedom of education.

Switzerland: Families Ordered to Send Their Children to School
January 22, 2012: Swiss cantons are tightening restrictions for homeschoolers after the Federal Court ruled against two homeschool families.

Swiss Family Faces Legal Battle for Homeschooling
July 23, 2010: HSLDA is helping a veteran homeschooling family fight for the right to continue educating their children in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen.

Homeschoolers Face Renewed Trials, Fresh Encouragement
A German criminal case is dismissed; Swiss cantons crack down on homeschooling, and American homeschool families get involved to encourage German homeschoolers. Zurich Restricts Homeschooling to State—Licensed Teachers
The leading Swiss newspaper, Tages Anzeiger, reports that the by next summer the Canton of Zurich will restrict homeschooling rights to parents who are certified teachers.

Homeschooling in Switzerland
Homeschooling in Switzerland is legal and is growing as a movement. Switzerland has 26 cantons (similar to states in the U.S.) and each canton has a different homeschool law, but the majority allow homeschooling. The homeschool requirements are usually implemented and enforced at the local level.

 Country Information

Compulsory Attendance Ages: 4-16 or 7-16, varies by canton

Legal Status: Legal. Requirements vary from Canton to Canton.

Number of Homeschoolers: Over 200 families.

 Contact Information & Resources

Bildung zu Hause Schweiz (BZH)
Postal Address:
CH-3000 Bern

Forum for homeschooling in Switzerland (EN and DE)

Last Updated: January 1, 2016