There may be different reasonings for selecting different schools. The criteria may include the shools proximity to your home, the tecahing quality or a certain educational technique. A good way to find out more about a school is to visit the shool to gain your own understanding of the school’s techniques, environment and teachers.
As long as there are vacancys, you can select the school of your choice.
If the school is full however, there are various principles for school placements. At municipal schools the proximity principle is commonly applied, your home address decides whether or not you get admitted.
At private schools there is usually a queuing system, and sibling priority may be applied. This is the principle we use at Kunskapsskolan.
As many private schools are full, it’s a good idea to get on waiting lists for several schools. It’s free of charge to get on the lists and you do not need to make a decision until you're offered a place.
If you have been living abroad and have moved to Sweden you are considered a "new arrival". This term applies to students in the Swedish schoolsystem for the first four years living here.
All municipalities will help you, as a student, to find a school. But the process varies. As a new arrival, you are also entitled to select the school you want.
Many private schools have a special waiting list for newly arrived students, this makes it possible for the shools to admit newly arrived students more easely. This is the case at Kunskapsskolan.
At Kunskapsskolan, we have small groups of newly arrived students at the majority of our schools. We want to give our students the best possible opportunities to attain good levels of learning and to integrate into society. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we have a school in your municipality.
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