Education in Canada: Types of schooling
Understand the different types of Canadian schooling
There are 3 types of schooling in Canada
- primary (elementary)
Primary (or elementary) school
Primary education is generally for kids 5 to 12 years old. This usually includes
- preschool (optional)
- grade 1 to 6
Secondary (or high) school
Secondary education is generally for kids 12 to 18 years old. This group usually includes Grades 7 to 12.
With the right educational credentials, anyone can apply to attend a post-secondary school.
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