​glossary of education terms

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​Glossary of education terms

Here are the main terms used for the different parts of the education system in English:
nursery school
pre-school (US), day-nursery (UK)
kindergarten (US) is a class for children of 5 to 6 years old. In Great Britain, it is sometimes called 'creche' or 'nursery school'.
grade school, elementary school (US), primary school (UK) is a class for children of ages 6 to 12 years old.
junior high school (US), secondary school (UK) is a class for children of ages 12 to 14 years old.
freshman year is the first year of either high school or college in the US.

sophomore year
junior year
senior year

I'm a college student.


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