10 July 2014

Chinese school system

Chinese school structure

In China the school year begins in September and the first semester ends in min-January. The second semester begins in February, after three weeks of vacation for the Spring Festival and the Chinese New Year. This second semester ends in mi-July, when the six weeks summer vacations starts.

The structure of the regular Chinese education system follows a 6-3-3-4 year pattern. First, six years of primary school 小学 (xiǎoxué). After primary school, three years of junior high school 初中 (chūzhōng) and three years of senior high school 高中 (gāozhōng). After all these years, is time for University/College 大学 (dàxué).

Chinese school system

Primary school

Junio high school

Senior High school