Spanish School System
In Spain, the school year is divided into trimesters: September to December, January to March, and April to June. It begins in mid-September and ends during the month of June. Students have a two week Christmas holiday, (roughly December 20/21 to January 7/8), a one week holiday in March or April during the Semana Santa (Easter), and a few days during carnival in February/March in many regions. Additionally, there are several holidays that differ from city to city. The summer holiday starts in late June and ends in mid-September.
The school day begins at about 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1 or 2 p.m. at public schools or at 5 or 6 p.m. at private schools. Most students at public schools eat lunch at home, while students at private schools eat at the cafeteria.
In Spain, the Bachillerato is awarded after 12 years.
Most participants complete either the third or fourth year of the secondary level (3. o 4. De la E.S.O.) or the first or sometimes the second year of the higher secondary level (1. o 2. de Bachillerato).
Evidence of academic achievement:
At the end of every trimester (December, March, June), you receive a report before the holiday starts – an “evaluación”. We send these reports to the partner organisations and parents. We will know every detail about your academic performance! 😉
This document, dear participant, gives you more detailed information about the Spanish School System:
THE SPANISH SCHOOL SYSTEM