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Re: Education in Switzerland

Thatís easy. I dine at neither.

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It is a bit asking which McDonalds restaurant or Starbucks location is the best.
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I define "good school" by the percentage of kids who make it to gymnasium. Some others might have different criteria.
Then you have poor comprehension of the Swiss system, which is geared to providing a skilled, well educated workforce.

Unlike the US or the UK - here a degree isn't the goal of education.
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Then you have poor comprehension of the Swiss system, which is geared to providing a skilled, well educated workforce.

Unlike the US or the UK - here a degree isn't the goal of education.
You're very wrong actually. I do have a proper comprehension of the Swiss system. When choosing an area/school for my own kids though, I'd check out this indicator. Of course I know they'd get a fairly decent education everywhere, no doubts here.

I'm not sure why this has to be a subject of dispute, as I said - the criteria based on which we judge, form our opinion and preferences are very subjective.

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I define "good school" by the percentage of kids who make it to gymnasium. Some others might have different criteria.
We don't have "gymnasium" here, that's a German thing, same with "real" and other stuff they have.

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We don't have "gymnasium" here, that's a German thing, same with "real" and other stuff they have.

Tom

Ahh, well in this case the commute between Ticino and Zurich is definitely justified....


@OP,

Back to your questions.
Depending on how much money you are prepared to spend on rent and how much time on the daily commute, you might consider expanding your list of places in canton ZH. I personally found this site quite useful.

https://www.zh.ch/de/bildung/bildung...ngsdaten#/home
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Re: Education in Switzerland

One of the main criteria by which I'd choose a place to live is accessibility to public transport.

Children are typically allocated a place in the school nearest home, and they walk to kindergarten and primary school.

Of course you can't know, now, whether your 2-year-old will grow up to attend a Sekundarschule or go to Gymnasium. Depending where you settle, they might still be able to attend on foot, but more likely will go there (or to other sports or arts) by bus or train. It's a long ahead, but since you're forward-thinking, I'd say that when you choose a place, it's worth checking that the child(ren) will be able to reach the public transport within a few minutes, max. on foot.
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