ITALIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM

from Nursery School to Upper Secondary School

In Italy school starts at the age of 3 and finishes at 19

COMPULSORY EDUCATION

SCHOOL LEVELS

NOT COMPULSORY EDUCATION

NURSERY SCHOOL

Nursery Shool starts at the age of 3 and lasts 3 years. It isn’t compulsory. At school children do a lot of activities to learn to know the world: they play, listen and tell stories, sing, draw, learn to count, do little scientific experiments and learn a little English. They usually wear a smock or a coloured track suit.

To sum up

Nursery School: 3-5 year olds


Primary School: 6-10 year olds


Middle School: 11-13 year olds


High School: 14-18 year olds

In conclusion

School starts at 3 and finishes at 16 or 19