U.S. Education System

In the United States, children usually start school at age five. The first year is called kindergarten, and is followed by grades 1 through 12. After graduating high school, usually at age 18, many go to university/college to pursue an associate degree (2 years) or a bachelor’s degree (4 years). Those who obtain a bachelor’s may go on for a master’s degree (2 years) and/or a PhD (2-8 years).

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