About Swedish School

WELCOME TO THE SWEDISH SCHOOL OF LOS ANGELES!

The Swedish School, a non-profit organization, is located in Santa Monica, where it has been conducting its school activities for many years.  Svenska Utlandsskolors Förening in Sweden (‘Swedish School Association for Schools Abroad’) is our parent organization

On Tuesday afternoons we offer lessons in Swedish to approx. 80 students, who are placed in classes according to their age and their prior knowledge of Swedish.

The classes for children and youth are organized as follows :  Swedish PreSchool (children 1.5 – 5 years old) and Swedish School (Kindergarten –  9th Grade).

The Swedish Preschool accepts students from 1.5 – 5 years old and offers Swedish education with help of play, songs, etc.

The Swedish School accepts students from Kindergarten up to 18 years old and offers education in different subjects in Swedish. The students must thus have a basic knowledge of Swedish in order to participate.  They are placed into different classes according to their age and previous knowledge of the Swedish language.  The school offers reading, writing and oral exercises.   We also offer theme and nature days, as well as lessons in Swedish geography, Swedish history and Swedish Social Studies.

The Swedish School’s activities are regulated by rules from the ‘Svenska Skolverket’ (Swedish School Organization), who also supports our Swedish School economically.  The ‘Svenska Skolverket’ requires that at least one of the student’s caretakers is a Swedish citizen who mainly uses Swedish in his/her daily conversations with the child.

We also offer a class, Nya Vikingar (New Vikings), for children who have not learned Swedish at home, but who are now interested in learning Swedish.  The Nya Vikingar students’ ages vary between 5-14 years of age and the education is conducted both in Swedish and in English.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Swedish School?

If so, please complete our application here, or email your application of interest to: svenskaskolanla@gmail.com

Do you have any questions?
Please contact: svenskaskolanla@gmail.com

Adult Classes
The Swedish Classes for adults offer classes in Swedish for the non-Swedish speaking parent.