Education for Newcomers in Luxembourg

Information about the education service provided for newly arrived pupils in Luxembourg...

The Luxembourg Ministry of Education provides a service for newly arrived pupils in Luxembourg known as the CASNA (Cellule d'accueil scolaire pour élèves nouveaux arrivants). CASNA help to assess the most suitable school for children who speak a foreign language, and provide information in a number of languages (including English) for parents. When attending an orientation appointment at the CASNA for post-primary education the following documents are required:
  • Identity card or passport
  • Social security card
  • Academic records for the last two school years
  • Family civil status record or residence certificate (certificat de résidence)
An information service is also available on schooling of foreign pupils:
  • Service de la scolarisation des enfants étrangers At: 29, rue Aldringen, L - 1118 Luxembourg Tel: 247 85207 Fax: 247 85140 email
Services offered to foreign pupils by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education and Vocational Training include:
  • special classes and lessons in primary schools for newly arrived pupils
  • welcome classes and insertion classes in secondary schools with intensive courses in either German or French
  • the International Baccalaureate in English or French
  • special classes in French
  • cross-cultural mediators speaking various languages (Albanian, Cape-Verdian, Chinese, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian)