The formal education of Hutterite children starts with preschool or klanaschuel, beginning at age two. Klanaschuel is typically led by older Hutterite ladies and doesn’t follow a formal curriculum. Grade school for students starts based on state and provincial regulations, but typically begins at age five when they start kindergarten.

More and more Hutterites attend colleges and universities, with plumbers, electricians, carpenters and teachers graduating.

In the past few colonies offered grade 12 education, but a greater number is moving in that direction. In fact, both Schmiedeleut and Dariusleut now graduate students from grade 12. About about 2/3s of Schmiedeleut colonies provide at least grade 12.