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    education period

    How long is each period for each school in the US. UK. Canada and Austrailia?

    Primary school or elementary school
    Middle school or junior high school
    Secondary school or high school

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    #2

    Re: education period

    It is not the same in every district in the US, but in most cases:

    Primary school or elementary school: 8 years (9 if kindergarten is included)
    Middle school or junior high school: none
    Secondary school or high school: 4 years

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    Re: education period

    Do you exchange "primary school" with "elementary school"? and same for "secondary school" and "high school"?

    So In "elementary school", isn't there any distinction between 5 years of "elementary school" and "middle school" as in Korea?
    I have heard of "junior high school" from an American, but it seems to have been for Korean ones.

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    Re: education period

    In the UK (well, in England at least), some children go to nursery school (or kindergarten) at the age of 3 or 4. However, they start mainstream school at the age of 5 and their progression through the school system follows this general pattern:

    Primary/Infant School - age 5 to 8
    Junior School - age 8 to 11
    Secondary School - age 11 to 16
    Sixth Form College (optional at the moment) - age 16 to 18
    University (optional) - age 18 to 21/22

    From 2016, all children in the UK will be required to stay in education until the age of 18 (at the moment it's 16) - they will either do A Levels, they can go to technical/vocational college or undertake a type of apprenticeship.

    That pattern works for state schools. There are some private schools which have different arrangements - Steiner and Montessori schools are a couple of examples.
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    Re: education period

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    How long is each period for each school in the US. UK. Canada and Austrailia?
    I am not a teacher.

    I misunderstood the original question, whose meaning became clear when I read the answers.

    In BrE, a school day is divided into periods which correspond to the time devoted to each activity or class. I thought you were asking about the duration of teaching periods in the different schools you listed.

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    Re: education period

    My initial reaction was the same. I was going to point out that when I was at school from the ages of 5 to 12, a "period" (ie the length of one single class in any subject) was 30 minutes, at secondary school it was 45 minutes and at sixth form college, it was an hour. I followed MikeNewYork's example when I answered. Perhaps the OP could clarify what he/she meant.
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    Re: education period

    I'm sorry for my unintended mistake for "period", which I initially meant for the term(years) of each school.
    It seems UK and the US have quite different school years. No junior school or infant school is found in the US, and their secondary school's term is not that long, either.

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    Re: education period

    The Finns have discovered that no one learns anything really until age 7, academically. What we learn before then is really just socio-affective.

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    #9

    Re: education period

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is not the same in every district in the US, but in most cases:

    Primary school or elementary school: 8 years (9 if kindergarten is included)
    Middle school or junior high school: none
    Secondary school or high school: 4 years
    I wouldn't say that was "most cases" around here. Only Catholic schools here have only elementary (K-8) and high schools (9-12).

    Public schools generally have either junior high or middle schools.

    Middle schools are generally 6-8 grades, where junior highs are 7-9.

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    #10

    Re: education period

    Junior high was 7&8 when I went to school, and high school was 9-12.

    Now my old junior high school is a middle school for 6-8.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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