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 2021-2022 school year starts in September. To register for Svenska Skolan please click here.

These are the dates for the 2021-2022 school year for Svenska Skolan:
Sept. 12 – Scandinavian Day,  Vasa Park in Elgin, Illinois
Sept. 26
Oct. 3
Oct. 17
Nov. 7
Nov. 21
Dec. 5 – Svenska Skolan and Bullerbyn will perform Lucia at Julmarknad
Dec. 12 or Dec. 19
Jan. 9, 2022
Jan. 23
Feb. 6
Feb. 20
March 6
March 20
April 3
April 24
May 1
May 15
May 22
June 5 – Graduation party for the whole family

Covid Guidelines

The following health protocols are intended to promote a safe experience for Swedish American Museum’s Svenska Skola during this season of COVID-19. Keeping children and staff safe this school year will be a partnership between our staff and your family. Thank you for your cooperation in helping make this school year a safe and fun experience for everyone!

If you answer yes to any of these questions we ask that you keep your child home from Svenska Skolan. Note that the questions may change as guidelines are updated throughout the year.

  1. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not fully recovered?

2. Are you awaiting results from a COVID-19 test that was administered due to symptoms or at the direction of a doctor/medical professional?

3. In the past 14 days, have you had any of the following symptoms:
            Chills or repeated shaking with chills
            Sore throat
            Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
            Pain or pressure in your chest
            New loss of test of smell
            Muscle pain

4. In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) of any person who has either:
            Been diagnosed with COVID-19
            Shown any of the symptoms above?

If your child is vaccinated answer no.

5. In the past 14 days have you travelled internationally or to an orange/red state?
If your child is vaccinated answer no.

6. In the past 14 days have you been told by any healthcare provider or Department of Health to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to actual COVID-19 exposure?

The health status questionnaire should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.