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How many grades are there in schools in America?


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How many grades are there in schools in America?


The U.S. secondary education system has several important differences from foreign schools. One of them is in the number of years that children spend in school.

Elementary School – Grades 1-5

Primary schools accept children over 6 years of age. For the first five years, one teacher works with children, who teaches them the main school subjects - writing, reading, arithmetic + individual teachers of music, drawing, physical education.

High School – Grades 6-9

The secondary school consists of two stages - Middle School (grades 6-8) and Junior High School (grades 7-9). American students can choose elective subjects, but compulsory disciplines (English, mathematics, history, art) have the greatest weight.

High School – Grades 10-12

Students 13-14 years old go to high school, where they spend three years, and focus on the study of specialized subjects and actively prepare for the university.

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); 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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