School system in Rome

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The Italian school system is similar to most of the European ones.

  • Primary school (scuola elementare): from 6 to 11
  • Secondary school (scuola media): from 11 to 14

Both are mandatory.

  • High school (liceo) with a section classic and a section science (classico and scientifico) or a technique teaching (Istituto tecnico), both during 5 years usually until 19.
  • University with a short section for 3 years and a normal one for 5 years that depend on subject. Afterwards you can follow with a PhD.

Update 22/04/2008


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