Well, Sweden is in general a very good AP country to raise your kids...but HS is not an option here. I think I read last year that there were maybe 4 kids HS and they all had been granted special permission for extreme cases adn they did not live near a city. By extreme, I mean like health/psychological problems. And those who do get permission have strict follow-ups and have to apply every year. A solid foundation of the Swedish school system is that by law every child should have the same educational opportunities no matter where they live--so instead of letting the kid out in the middle of the countryside HS (not hard to end up out there here), there are buses and village schools and distance learning, etc. That said, dh says that for most of these kids out in the boonies, their schooling is basically HS as they are at home and do everything by computer/video/occasional visits. But, it is not so common. On the other hand, the school we have chosen for our two to attend in the future is a "free school" (read: private) and they are FREE here and you can go to Montessori or Waldorf or whatever and it is free by law (lunches, books, everything). We have chosen a school that encourages a lot of parental involvement and focuses on art, theatre, and music. Not HS but we don't have much choice, do we?