Education in Spain
Currently, education in Spain is becoming more attractive for foreigners. Most of the Spanish state schools have an excellent reputation and provide an excellent preparation. Its for a reason that teachers are higly trained and professionalised , because in order to be employed by state school teachers need to pass a very tough exams. Many European families decide to buy a property in Spain and move permanently to Spain. Therefore, in many Spanish schools, especially on the Costa Blanca, there are lot of children from countries such as England, Russia, Germany and Scandinavian countries.This cosmopolitan environment is a great stimulus for the additional linguistic and cultural development of children.
Education in Spain is compulsory for children from 6 to 16 years old. This period is divided into two cycles: elementary school (6th grade) and high school (grade 4). After completing secondary school, the student has three options: continue their studies at Bachelor (2 years) in order to be able to go to university; select Vocational (from 2 to 4 years), and he specialized or stop further education and start working.
Enrollment of children from 0 to 6 years is optional, but the vast majority of children starting from 3 years old attend preparation schools, which can be state or private schools. Kindergartens for children from 0 to 3 are generally private.
School Schedule: schedule may vary depending on region, class, and from a public school or private. In general, the school year is divided into 3 trimester (September-December, January-Easter after Easter to June). In elementary school, as a rule, lessons are held from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 17.00, and in high school - from 8.00 to 15.00 (or 8.30 to 14.00 and from 15.30 to 17.00). And in primary and secondary school student control during the whole period of its location within the institution (from 9.00 to 17.00).
Types of schools in Spain:
Public School, Semi-public schools (based state, and tuition costs are generally lower than in the private school), Private School.
In the Spanish state school education is free. In some regions, the parents have to pay for textbooks and school material. All schools in Spain, training is conducted in Spanish, but in some schools in certain regions of the subjects are taught in the local dialect; Thus, your child will learn two main languages. It must be borne in mind when you decide where in the buy a house in Spain.
The Spanish system of higher education: higher education system corresponds to the rest of Europe. Many Spanish universities are recognized and prestigious on the international level - the University of Madrid, University Barslony, University of Alicante, the University of Seville, University of Granada, the University of Valencia, etc.