Here is a comparison of the school systems in Norway, the United States and England.
|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)|
|13||Junior High School|
|4||Daycare or Preschool||*Reception year primary school (not compulsory)|
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.