We had the honor to speak with Anna Laube, Vice President at the Swedish School in Atlanta
What is your connection to Sweden?
I was born and raised in Sweden and moved here 18 years ago. I married to an American and have two children where I speak Swedish with them at home. We joined the Swedish School six years ago as a compliment to what we learn at home.
Tell us a little bit about your organization, what does the Swedish School Atlanta do?
The Swedish School Atlanta started in 1994 by few Swedish parents in Atlanta. It started as a small organization with a few children and now it has grown to around 40 children. The Swedish School of Atlanta is a school for children from 2-13 years old. We invite children who have Swedish parents, Swedish heritage or some connection to Sweden. The Swedish School provides an opportunity to keep Swedish language alive and also teaches the students about Sweden, geography, history and Swedish culture and traditions. The teaching is based on increasing the children’s speech, reading, and writing skills.
“We think it is very important for children to be part of something bigger and be around other people speaking Swedish and not just their family, which we think might spark another interest of learning Swedish and about Sweden”.
To enroll in Swedish School Atlanta the family should visit the Swedish School Atlanta website and where they can contact the school and provide information about the children, how much they speak Swedish at home, what the children’s connection is to Sweden. It is still not too late to register children for this school year.
What do you have planned for the coming months?
The events that are happening are for our students and their families and will know more about them when children are part of the school. But we are planning to have a field day in the coming weeks with a lot of fun activities that are connected to Sweden for the Students and the families. Even further we are planning for Lucia and Christmas celebrations. We mark the schedule on our website for special events like this.
For more information about the Swedish School in Atlanta please visit the website.