Education in the UK and USA Hello, it would be great if you could tell me about education in these countries (just write names of schools e.g. primary school and the usual age of students who attend them)
Aug 24, 2018 4:35 PM
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In the US, school is not standardized. It is controlled at the local level. That means, the names/ages for schools in one town may be different than the names/ages for the schools in a town 5 miles away and both of those may be different than the names/ages for schools in a different state or city. When people in the US move from place to place, they may be in a completely different system. That said, primary/elementary/grammar school tends to be for younger kids. Middle school and Jr. High are common older kids/young teenagers. Older teenagers usually go to high school.
August 24, 2018
As for the USA, college/university is typically 18-22 year olds; high school is typically 14-18 year olds; middle school: 11-14 year olds; elementary school: 6-11 year olds; kindergarten: anywhere from 4-6 years; pre-kindergarten is typically for play dates for children 5 years and under but does not provide formal education.
August 24, 2018
Here in the US, we have elementary school which is for students aged 7-11 years old, then there is middle school (or junior high school) which is for students aged 12-14 years old, and then there is high school which is for students aged 15-18 years old. After high school is college or university. At least that's how it was where I lived, and when I used to go to school.
August 24, 2018
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