School System

Canton St,Gallen

  • System in Kanton (pdf)
  • Public school is free and compulsory for all children. When you register in the town hall, you register at the same time your children at the school-board. They will inform you in which school building you children need to go. Lunch table is offered in all communities, but they are all organised in the different way.
  • Official Website - Public School, Canton St.Gallen
  • 2 years of Kindergarden starting with the age of 4
  • 6 years of Primary-school and your grades decide if you enter Real- (basic level) or Sekundarschule (higher level)
  • 3 years of Real- or Sekundarschule
  • in the 2nd- or 3rd year the stündest can try to make an entry exam for Matura (Highschool)
  • about 80% of all students make an apprenticeship, more infos see under here


 also "Vocational Training"

  • start working at the age of 15 or 16? Read more
  • Public school are preparing the students very well for this big step, and parents are informed.
  • Vocational and Career Center in Buchs gives free access for more information, offers workshops and 1:1 Coaching's. INFO

German Courses

Lern German - helps you to integrate in Buchs

  • Migros Klubschule
  • BZB
  • Playhouse

Private Schools


  • International School Rheintal
  • Scuola Vivante


  • Waldorf Schule


  • Formatio