The first nine school years (Volksschule) are mandatory for all children living in Switzerland. Schools that conclude with a university-qualifying or vocational examination (Maturität), are called higher schools
(Mittelschulen / Gymnasium, Kantonsschule, Fachmittelschule). Students who pass the Matura examination may proceed to higher studies at an advanced technical college, a teachers’ training college, a university, or a polytechnic institute.
+ various types of higher schools
+ A list of higher schools in the canton of Lucerne and further information on the Department of College-Preparatory Education
(Dienststelle Gymnasialbildung) is available via this link