By: Tonia Roberti, Sammy Schleifer, Andie Miranda Duarte


Children in Italy must attend school from ages six to sixteen, varying to the region. Most kids go to public schools, the kids that go to private schools are usually Catholic. The school system is composed of three levels; primary level (five years), middle school (three years), and high school (three to five years). After middle school, they branch out to more specific areas for future education. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Education is free for eight years.


Italian is the official language of Italy. English is the most common second language in Italy and most youths speak it. Italian is one of the many romance languages. This means that anything they say sounds like a song. Other languages people in Italy may speak are French, German, Slovene, and a very small amount speaks Ladin.