Since 1874, Switzerland has had compulsory schooling for
anyone aged 7 to 15 years. The school system is essentially
decentralized to the cantons and the municipal level.
Therefore, there are 26 different educational systems.
Kindergarten most places last from kids are 7 until they are
13 years old. Then there are two different types of lower
secondary school, depending on the children's abilities and
interests. This is followed by the higher secondary school
(Gymnasium/Collège) required for admission to
universities or 3 or 4 year vocational education. Private
schools of all levels exist throughout the country. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Switzerland.
There are 10 universities at Canton level. The oldest are
Basel (founded 1460), Lausanne (1537) and Geneva (1559). In
addition, there are two federal technology institutes and 7
universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen),
and different colleges.