Welcome to the Home School Association of Switzerland

People who can afford private education for their children are a minority.  Many families, however, find it possible to teach their children at home.  This can be done economically in their own living room. at the kitchen table, in a spare office or in a special room designated as their own learning center.  Home education is the private school alternative that's possible for everyone.   The teachers are Mom and Dad, who lead their children to discover the love of learning, the world around them and all that is needed for life using educational materials that they choose themselves.

 

Families who choose this fulfilling way can count on a great deal of experience and success from the English speaking world where home education has been successfully practiced for many generations. In Switzerland, however, the number of families and children taught at home are much fewer.  For this reason, the Home School Association of Switzerland has an important role.  The association provides support for families choosing this education alternative through networking with other families, through membership events, excursions and individual consultation.

 

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New color brochures

Two new brochures have been printed in German.  French and English translations will come in time.  The brochures present home education and provide many reasons why this choice is a good one.  Special requirements, learning tempo and methods are also discussed.

Freedom in education and parental rights.  Building families is not a job of the state. It happens because of the free choice of citizens to join together and raise children.  Nevertheless, the State engages increasingly for the sake of children and for the sake of business so that parents do not need to take responsibility to teach and train their children.  Raising children is not the job of the state.  The state cannot care and love like parents can.

The brochures can be ordered from us for a small fee.

Contact: info@STOP-SPAM.bildungzuhause.ch

Worth considering

Parents have a fundamental right to choose how their children are educated in almost every country of the world with the exceptions of some dictatorships like  China, North Korea, and many Islamic countries.  Surprisingly, Germany accompanies these countries in forbidding parents to choose to educate their own children at home.  Since the time that national socialists replaced the public education with a compulsory education, this law has been used by the Police against respectable citizens to prevent home education in a number of cases.

 

Just as Olaf Scholz from the social democratic party supports the "Sovereignty of the State over the children's beds," so there are some in Switzerland who want the state to have a totalitarian power in the realm of education.  Examples such as the new HarmoS accord which requires 4 year olds to attend school and questions the right to private education.  This development should make us think because a stricter school law is quite possible.

 

Parents who choose to teach their own children are convinced that the extra effort is worthwhile.   Let's not sit on the sides and just watch when laws that support freedom are eroded.

 

Translated from a quote in «Privatunterricht und Bildungsfreiheit», BzH 2010

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