Education For Children
The Greek educational system is divided into three levels, primary, secondary and tertiary, with an additional post-secondary level providing professional training.
Primary education is divided into kindergarten lasting one or two years, and primary school spanning six years (ages 6 to 12).
Secondary education comprises two stages: Gymnasio (Junior High School), a obligatory three-year school, after which students can attend Lykeion (an academically-oriented High School).
Higher Tertiary education is provided by Universities and Polytechnics, Technological Educational Institutes (T.E.I., 1983 ~ present) Undergraduate courses typically last 4 years (5 in polytechnics and some technical/art schools, and 6 in medical schools), postgraduate (MSc level) courses last from 1 to 2 years and doctorates (PhD level) from 3 to 6 years.
The educational level in Greece is high due to universities that are highly positioned on the worldwide rankings and offer many opportunities for postgraduate studies both in Greek and English.
At these schools, students study international programs such as the “International Baccalaureate (I.B.) programme”, or the “British GCSE and GCE examination systems”.