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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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Activités-nature

Discover nature with all your senses at Haus vun der Natur, the nature centre in Kockelscheuer offering activities organised as part of the curriculum for Luxem...

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Back to school: going green

Think green: a few tips for making going to school more eco-friendly

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Beien an der Stad

A fun 14-station trail that teaches visitors all about the world of bees as they take a tour of the capital (+/-2.5 km).

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Enrolling your child in school

Every child who reaches the age of 4 by 1 September must begin attending school that same year. Municipal schools are free of charge for children who live in Lu...

Kockeldiko - Fest vun der Natur 2019

Kockeldiko Nature Celebration

This big event held to celebrate nature has plenty of workshops, stalls and games to delight people of all ages. The day's themes include the forest, the garden...

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New school buildings

Keen to provide its students with a learning environment that is as modern and comfortable as possible, the City of Luxembourg is committed to adapting its new ...

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Overview of activities

As most of the activities are held outdoors, the children get to experience nature first-hand, whilst developing their sense of responsibility and learning abou...

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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.

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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...

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Registration and practical information

Information for children in Cycles 1 through 4 on registration, class schedules, guided study, school catchment areas and school trips.

school commission

Every municipality in the Grand Duchy is required by law to establish a school commission.

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School holidays and breaks

The 2018–2019 school year begins on Friday, 17 September 2018 and ends on Friday, 13 July 2019.

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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.

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The nature centre

Located in the countryside outside the city, the "activités-nature" programme welcomes groups from the city's primary schools to the nature centre in Kockelsche...


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20 rue du Commerce
L-1351 Luxembourg

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Monday–Friday

8:00–12:00 and 13:30–17:00