School and preschools
In Luleå, there is a wide range of schools and preschools. We have several interesting focus areas, such as a national basketball high school, a multilingual preschool in Finnish, Northern Sami, and Meänkieli. Additionally, there will be an English-language high school program opening in 2024.
In each district and in many of our villages, there are preschools. Preschool in Luleå lays the foundation for lifelong learning and should be safe, fun, and educational. For those in need of childcare during inconvenient evening hours, there is evening care (OB-omsorg) in central Luleå.
Multilingual preschool in Finnish, Northern Sámi, and Meänkieli
There is also a bilingual preschool with departments for Finnish-speaking, Meänkieli-speaking, and Northern Sami-speaking children at Charlottensdals Preschool in central Luleå. Here, cultural heritage and language are naturally integrated into the educational activities.
Primary school with the heart for every child
The schools and after-school centers of Luleå municipality are open to all children and students. Open to all cultures and individuals, to all challenges and unique circumstances. Our school is simply a school for everyone, where each child should be able to find their place, acquire new knowledge, and make their voice heard.
In Luleå, there are more than 30 municipal schools and 5 independent schools. Even in school, you can provide your child with the opportunity to develop their minority language; at Örnässkolan's language hub, your child receives extra mother tongue instruction in Finnish, Meänkieli, or Northern Sami.
National Basketball High School, science or arts – a wide range in the city center
In the basketball city of Luleå, one of Sweden's two national sports high schools for basketball is located. Students from all over Sweden are attracted to the education where Sweden's absolute elite in basketball is trained.
In addition to sports, you can choose from a wide range of 16 different programs. Everything from the aesthetic program to natural sciences. Prepare for university studies or train directly for a profession with good prospects right after graduation. The entire Luleå high school is located in a consolidated campus in the city center with excellent facilities and knowledgeable teachers.
English-language schools in Luleå
In the fall of 2024, Luleå will open a new English-language upper secondary education, which is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) candidate school. An English-language primary school is also planned to open in Luleå August 2024.