Welcome to the Swedish School of Boston

The Swedish School of Boston (SSB) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to provide the children of Swedes an opportunity to keep the Swedish language alive and get to know Swedish culture and traditions. We comply with the Swedish National Agency for Education’s syllabus for supplementary Swedish education. The coursework focuses on developing students’ oral and written language skills. Great emphasis is also placed on strengthening students’ Swedish identity through attending various cultural events and learning about Swedish society, culture, nature and geography.

During the school year we meet on Tuesday afternoons, 4:30-6:30 PM, just west of Boston in The First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA. In order to participate in our activities students need at least one parent who is a Swedish citizen (or Finnish) and Swedish needs to be an actively spoken language in the home environment. All parents belong to a parent association that runs the school. Parents are required to actively participate in school activities, such as helping out with events, in the school library or by joining the school’s board of directors.

The number of students and the class distribution varies from year to year. In recent years we have had more than 70 students divided into eight classes. Follow the links above for more information about the different classes.

We charge tuition to cover the cost of teachers’ salaries, rent and materials. The school receives support from the Swedish National Agency for Education and the Finnish National Board of Education.

During the school year we organize many events. November and December are filled with holiday activities such as Christmas crafts, Lucia performances and a Christmas party. We also hold open houses, Christmas tree plundering, and movie nights. The school year ends with a midsummer and graduation party.

The Swedish School of Boston gratefully accepts monetary donations, of which 100% will directly benefit the school’s students. As a nonprofit organization, we have 501 (c) 3 status, which means your donation may be tax deductible. We are happy to provide receipts. We also gladly accept modern Swedish children and youth literature and Lucia costumes.