Bullerbyn & Svenska Skolan


Taking place on the same dates as Svenska Skolan (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.), Bullerbyn is a time for singing cherished children’s songs, reading humorous tales and having lots of fun in Swedish. Children aged 6 months to 5 years are welcome to attend with parents. Only Swedish is spoken in Bullerbyn, so Swedish should be spoken regularly at home too! We meet in the gallery space or the Children’s Museum. Kids are welcome to stay and play in the Brunk Children’s Museum after the program. Classes are free for members, non-members are asked to make a $5 per child/class donation; payment can be made at the Museum. Reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing museum@samac.org.

Svenska Skolan

Every other Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.
Svenska skolan is for children of school age (Kindergarten – High School) who speak Swedish. The children learn about Swedish history, geography and culture in a school setting. It is a great way for children to practice their Swedish with children their own age as well as learning more about their heritage. The 2022-2023 school year starts on Aug. 28

To register for Svenska Skolan please click here.

The dates for the 2022-2023 school year for Svenska Skolan will be:
Aug. 28
Sept. 11 – Scandinavian Day, Wasa Park, Elgin IL
Sept. 25
Oct. 9
Oct. 23
Oct. 30
Nov. 13
Dec. 4 – Lucia performance at Julmarknad
Dec. 18
Jan. 15
Jan. 29
Feb. 5
Feb. 19
March 5
March 19
April 16
April 30
May 7
May 21
June 4 – Graduation day

Covid Guidelines

The Swedish American Museum is still asking all participants at Svenska Skolan to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and to wear a mask. In case of illness the CDC guidelines recommend that if you test positive for COVID-19, you stay home for at least 5 days.  You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5. You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.