How to begin

  • In Switzerland, you should be aware of the legal situation in your Canton.  Many Cantons permit home education but not all.  A summary is available in German here : Gesetzestexte provided by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Education Directors (EDK).  The department of educaiton in your Canton will give you free advice through their legal department.  It is important to know what the laws and conditions are before contacting the local school department.
  • Contact other families in your area who teach their own children.  They will be able to give you tips and share their experience.  If you choose to join this Homeschool Association, you will receive a membership list which will help you find people in your area.  Attending meetings and excursions will also help you build contacts.