The Spanish Education System: Explained

If you’re looking to move to Spain with kids, I bet you want to know more about the Spanish Education System.   Guess what?  This post is just for you!  Did you know that Spain doesn’t have high school?

If you’re looking to move to Spain with kids and want to know more about the Spanish Education System, then this post is for you!

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Schools In Spain – Options For Education

So many people ask us about the kids education in Spain and it is never easy to answer.  You see we can’t speak for all of the schools in Spain, we can only share with you our experience.  We are certain that everyone has different experiences depending on location, type of school and the biggest variable, the students attending.

School in Spain - education options for expats

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1 Year Attending School In Spain – What We Didn’t Tell You

Learning Spanish Language at School in Spain

Well the school year is officially over!  Anya (8 yrs – 3rd grade) and Lars (11 yrs – 5th grade) both completed a full year attending school in Spain.  When we first planned this adventure, one of our top priority goals was for the kids to learn how to speak Spanish.  This was going to be accomplished by having the kids study abroad and attend a Spanish elementary school.  Of course we weren’t going to just ship them off to study, we were going as a family.  It was also a priority for Alan and I to improve our skills with the Spanish language.
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How are the kids doing in school after their 1st trimester?

American Expat Kids in a Spanish Public SchoolWell, it’s finally here.  We’ve had test scores here, graded papers there, but today was the first concrete evidence of how the teachers think our kids are doing.  In short, they kicked some serious butt!  I’ll get to the details in a bit, but Heidi and I are extremely proud of the kids. Continue reading

Comparison of Primary School in USA and Spain

Spain education system compared to US.  School in Spain - education options for expats. Differences and similarities between schools in Spain and the United States. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

First let me start by saying that we have a limited source of data for this post. It is just our opinion  and Comparison of the 1 Primary School we attended in USA and the 1 Primary School we are attending in Spain.  This is by no means meant to generalize for a country or even a city/district.

These are just the things we have personally experienced or observed in our own little Wagoner Bubble, with the Spain education system compared to US!  🙂

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