August 20, 2017

About

The Swedish Educational Association of New Jersey, Inc.

The Swedish School of New Jersey is a non-profit organization that was founded by two parents, Gunhild Ljung and Ulla Jonsson, in 1975, for Swedish students, living away from Sweden, who wish to keep their native language alive.

Children need to study Swedish in order to develop their language skills. They must be able to speak, read and write in order to make progress. 
The education in supplementary Swedish is held once a week at three different locations in New Jersey. The school does not teach Swedish as a foreign language to beginner students, but aims to stimulate and expand the knowledge of the language that the students already know.  Besides language skills and social studies, the students work with expanding their cultural background.

The Swedish Educational Association of NJ, Inc. does not discriminate on race or religion nor does the  organization discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin. However, in order to be admitted to the school the applicant has to have at least one parent who is a citizen of Sweden or Finland, and the Swedish language has to be spoken in the home.

The Swedish Educational Association of NJ, Inc. does not discriminate on race or religion nor does the  organization discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin. However, in order to be admitted to the school the applicant has to have at least one parent who is a citizen of Sweden or Finland, and the Swedish language has to be spoken in the home.

 

Many of the traditions are a big part of the curriculum, for example

…fall and spring games with brännboll (Swedish game similar to baseball).
…field day relevant to the school theme

…participation in Lucia pageant at the SWEA NJ Christmas Fair in Montclair.
…Christmas tree robbery party with Swedish food and fishing pond.
…Christmas and Easter crafts.

…Family BBQ, quiz games, kubb-game
…School graduation at the Church of Sweden in NY.

For more information please contact the school at info@svenskaskolannj.org