Switzerland boasts a high standard of education. Swiss public schools have an excellent reputation, and the country's private boarding and international schools are also exceptional.
However, while expat children will undoubtedly receive an excellent education, schooling in Switzerland can be very expensive.
There are four stages of education in Switzerland – kindergarten, primary, secondary (split into lower and upper phases), and tertiary education. Compulsory school-going ages vary by canton, but Switzerland is moving towards one standard country-wide policy whereby education is compulsory for all children from age four (kindergarten) to age 15 (end of lower secondary school).