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2021-08-24 15:40:02

FAQ: How many years does studying in school in Canada last?

FAQ: How many years does studying in school in Canada last?

How many years a child will study in a school in Canada depends on the province. In the French-speaking province of Quebec – the largest in Canada – children study 11 classes, in the English-speaking province of Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia) students graduate from school in the 13th grade. In the rest of Canada — including British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and others — teenagers receive secondary education for 12 years.


Primary school: from 5-6 years

Secondary education in Canada is compulsory and lasts from 6-7 to 15 years. Study is divided into the following three main stages:

  1. Elementary classes
  2. Secondary school
  3. High school

Depending on the province, primary education lasts from grade 1 to 6 or 8. In some provinces, the 7th and 8th grades are combined into a special intermediate category.

Secondary school: from 12-14 years

The duration of secondary education is from 7-9 to 12-13 grades. Students study a set of compulsory and additional subjects, can choose a program of increased complexity Advanced Placement. In grades 7-9, emphasis is placed on comprehensive development, education of integral personalities. Most schools provide bilingual education. Upon graduating from high school, graduates in british columbia receive a Dogwood Diploma.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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