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Luxembourg City, as a municipality, is responsible for organising primary school education (Cycles 1-4) for its residents. It is responsible for monitoring compliance with compulsory school attendance, and for providing facilities that are conducive to delivering a high-quality education to pupils. To that end, the City of Luxembourg administers 19 schools occupying 49 buildings attended by some 5,000 students each year.
At local level, the municipal school commission (a consulting body of the municipal council) provides the framework for partnership between school authorities, school staff and parents.
The Luxembourg State guarantees every child an education that is:
- optional for children three years of age;
- compulsory for all children reaching four years of age before the 1st of September of that year;
- compulsory for a period of 12 consecutive years (in principle until the age of 16).
Public primary education is free, and the school books required by the official syllabus are provided to pupils at no cost.
More information on Luxembourg City's schools: Schools
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Enrolling your child in school
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New school buildings
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Overview of activities
The activities centre on the forest, nature, life on the farm, gardening, and sustainable development. Whenever possible, they are held outside in order to give...
Promoting children's health
Health-related activities and initiatives aim to encourage children and their families to make healthier choices in terms of diet and daily activities.
Recommendations for parents
What should I do if my child is ill? Protect your child by getting them vaccinated, Getting enough exercise is important, Oral hygiene, Head lice, Multilinguali...
Registration and practical information
Information for children in Cycles 1 through 4 on registration, class schedules, guided study, school catchment areas and school trips.
Every municipality in the Grand Duchy is required by law to establish a school commission.
School holidays and breaks
The 2020/2021 school year begins on Monday, 14 September 2020 and ends on Thursday, 15 July 2021.
Taking account of children's and parents' needs
Schools, childcare centres and crèches are places that provide guidance and direction to parents as well as their children.
The nature centre
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