If you are a Scandinavian parent raising children abroad, enrolling your kid in a Scandinavian school is a great way to keep your native language and culture alive in your family.
Below is Swedes in the States’ guide to Scandinavian schools across the United States. While they may vary in size and structure, they all offer a place to practice Swedish or other Scandinavian languages, learn about traditions, and connect with other Scandinavian families. Some schools also offer adult classes for spouses and partners interested in learning the language.
If you know of a Scandinavian school not included here, please let us know and we will add it to our list!
Svenska Skolan – Los Angeles
When: Tuesdays (except during school breaks) from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Where: 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Ages: 1 1/2 to about 14, plus Swedish for adults.
Cost of Tuition: $175 per child (Less if you enroll more than one child.)
Svenska Skolan Orange County
Svenska Förskolan (Preschool/Kindergarten ages): Mondays alternating between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. – 6.35 p.m.
Svenska Skolan (School age children): Mondays from 4.30 p.m. – 6.35 p.m
Swedish for adults: Mondays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Where: Laguna Hills, Orange County, CA. (Contact school for exact address.)
Ages: 0-20 years
Cost of Tuition: $170 per child (Less if you enroll more than one child, free for children under three months.)
Svenska Skolan Ventura County
When: Fridays (except during school breaks) starting 4:15 pm.
Where: 1 Church Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Ages: 1,5 years to about 12 years.
Cost of Tuition: $290 per year.
Scandinavian School – San Fransisco
The Scandinavian School offers a full-time preschool, a part-time outdoor program, language classes for both children and adults, as well as numerous events and activities at their cultural center. For more details go to: https://www.scandinavianschool.org/
20 Woodside Ave
San Francisco CA 94127
Svenska Skolan Silicon Valley
When: Fridays, 3:45 p.m to 5:45 p.m.
Where: Contact the school directly for address, email@example.com
Ages: 3 to 18 years.
Cost of Tuition: $info coming soon.
Svenska Skolan i New Jersey
When and Where:
Basking Ridge – School and pre-school. Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Ridgewood – School. Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:45.
Cost of Tuition:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Svenska Skolföreningen Hudson Valley
When: Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in White Plains, NY,
(30 minutes from Manhattan)
Where: The classes are held at Ethical Culture Nursery School in Westchester County, located at 7 Saxon Woods Road, White Plains, NY 10605.
Ages: 0-10 years
Cost of Tuition: $205 for the fall semester and $245 or $425 when paying for both at once. Sibling-discounts, as well as scholarships, are available when needed.
Svenska Skolan i Connecticut
When: Mondays from 4:30-6:15 p.m.
Where: Located at Holy Trinity, 75 Church Ln. Westport, CT.
Mailing adddress: Svenska Skolan, CT/SEAC, c/o Hansen, 85 Cross Hwy, Westport, CT 06880
Cost of Tuition: $350 per year for children whose parents have Swedish or Finnish citizenships. For those who do not, the fee is $500 per year.
Svenska Skolföreningen i Seattle
When: Three Sundays of the month between 10 a.am and noon.
Where: The classes are held at Swedish Cultural Center (Swedish Club) in Seattle.
There is also a Swedish play-group for children aged 0-3 years. The group meets every Thursday between 10 a.am. and noon at members houses or in a park, if the weather permits it.
Cost of tuition: $170 per semester.
Svenska Skolan Colorado
When: Every other Sunday from 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: Classes are held at the REACH school in Denver, 940 Fillmore St, Denver, CO 80206.
Ages: 12 months up to adults. Students are grouped according to age and understanding of the Swedish language.
Cost of Tuition:
$325 per year for students age 3 and up.
$120 per year for students under age 3.
The school offers a family discount for families with more than 2 children. Families do not need to pay above $750 per year. The tuition can be split up into two payments.
Svenska Skolan i Dallas
When & Where:
Classes for children ages 6-11 are held at Ericsson, 6300 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024 every Monday between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Classes for children 12 and up are held every other Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00/4:00 p.m. (see schedule on website for exact hours) at the private residence of one of the teachers in Frisco
Cost of Tuition: $50 per semester. $30 for siblings.
Svenska Skolan i Fort Lauderdale
When: Every other Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: The Scandinavian Center in Davie, Florida.
Ages: 2 – adults
Cost of Tuition: $100 per semester (you get a discount when paying for 2 semesters at once.)
The Swedish School of Atlanta
When: Every other Sunday from 1:30pm-4:30pm.
Where: Classes are held at the Atlanta International School in Buckhead. See their website for directions.
Cost of Tuition: $100 per semester.
Svenska Skolan i Indianapolis
When: Sundays from 1:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Where: King of Glory Lutheran Church at 2201 E 106th Street Keystone Ave. Carmel, IN 46032
Ages: 5-13 (younger children are welcome too.)
Cost of Tuition: $75 for the pre-school group, $150 for groups 1-3. Maximum payment per family is $250.
Svenska Skolan i Minneapolis
When: Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55407
Cost of Tuition: $125 for ASI Members; $145 for Non-members.
Svenska Skolan i Philadelphia
When: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: ST LUKE’S CHURCH, 203 N. Valley Forge Road Devon PA 19333 US
Ages: 0-18. Primary school to high school.
Cost of Tuition: $100 for one child per year, $180 for two children or more.
Svenska Skolan Washington D.C.
When: Saturdays between 09:30 a.am. and 12:00 noon.
Where: George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
Cost of Tuition:
Ages 0-3 (the parent and toddler group): $75 per family for each semester
Ages 3-4: 1st child $295. 2nd, 3rd, 4th child $295.
Ages 4-18: 1st child $325. 2nd, 3rd, 4th child $295.