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What are the school grades in Guatemala?

Similar to the United States, the educational system in Guatemala is divided into three levels: primary (elementary), secondary (high school), and university. Education in Guatemala is free and compulsory through sixth grade, or between the ages of 7 and 14.

When is the school year in Guatemala?

Guatemala’s school year begins January 15 and ends October 15 – historically to correspond with the dry season and harvest. School encompasses pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. Graduation occurs each year in November with parades, dances and other celebrations.

What is the education system in Guatemala?

Education in Guatemala is free and compulsory for six years. Guatemala has a three-tier system of education starting with primary school, followed by secondary school and tertiary education, depending on the level of technical training.


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