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The School Systems in Norway, the United States and England

Here is a comparison of the school systems in Norway, the United States and England.

Skoleelever i gruppe
AGE THE NORWEGIAN SYSTEM THE AMERICAN SYSTEM THE ENGLISH SYSTEM
19 Høyere Utdanning Higher Education Higher Education
18 Videregående skole (studiespesialiserende eller yrkesfag)
17 Senior High School
(academic, vocational or general)
Sixth Form College (academic) or Tertiary College (vocational)
16
15 Ungdomsskole Secondary School
14
13 Junior High School
12 Barneskole
11 Elementary School
10 Primary School
9
8
7
6
5 Barnehage Kindergarten
4 Daycare or Preschool *Reception year primary school (not compulsory)
3 Nursery School

This is the basic layout. There can be some slight variation in the number of years children spend at elementary school and junior high school in the USA.

*School in England is compulsory for children from the age of 5, but in the state school system a child can begin in a reception year from the age of 4 or 4.5.

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