The Intercantonal Agreement on Harmonisation of Compulsory Education (HarmoS Agreement) is a new Swiss agreement on schooling. The HarmoS Agreement harmonises the duration of the compulsory education (8 years of primary level, including two years of kindergarten or a first learning cycle and 3 years of lower-secondary education), as well as the most important objectives of compulsory education, nationwide.
The HarmoS Agreement came into effect on 1st August 2009. The HarmoS Agreement applies to the cantons which have joined the agreement. These cantons must implement the HarmoS Agreement by the start of the 2015/2016 school year at the latest.

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