The US education system
The US has the most diversified education system in the world, with public and private schools (‘school’ usually refers to everything from kindergarten to university) at all levels flourishing alongside each other.
Kindergarten, play school and nursery school
Pre-school education embraces all formal and informal education before compulsory schooling starts. It includes tots and toddler programmes, play school, nursery school (collectively known as pre-kindergarten) and kindergarten.
Elementary, middle, and high schools
In the US, compulsory schooling is typically divided into three distinct levels, each with its own curriculum and school. Students are taught a broad range of subjects and usually participate in extracurricular activities. Though educational standards vary from district to district, learning about the general organization of these schools will help you prepare for your move.
Universities, qualifications and fees
Higher education in the US is recognized worldwide for its quality and variety. There are three main levels of higher education: undergraduate studies (bachelor’s degree), graduate studies (master’s degree) and postgraduate studies (doctor’s degree). Here you will find everything you need to know about attending college in the US.
Grades, school hours and terms
The American school system is divided into elementary school and secondary school. If you are moving to the US, it is good to be familiar with the general setup of schools when it comes to grade levels, hours, terms and services.
Public or Private School?
Before making any major decisions about your children’s education, it’s important to consider their individual ability, character and requirements.
Qualities and Learning methods
In addition to the many private schools that follow the American curriculum, there are a number of international and foreign-language schools. International schools accept students of all nationalities and religious backgrounds, who are taught in English. Where necessary, students whose mother tongue isn’t English receive intensive English tuition.