Education Services in Spain

The system of public education in Spain has been getting better and improving its standards in the past few decades or so. About 5.3 percent of the Spanish government's budget now is going toward raising the quality of education in Spain, through the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. All children in Spain who are between the ages of 6 and 16 years old are required to attend some schooling. Aside from the public school system that is funded by the Spanish government, there is also an extensive network of private schools available for those who can afford them, which includes around a third of all the students enrolled in Spain.


All of the Spanish public schools, including even the nursery schools and the Universities, are completely free of tuition, even for the children of foreigners who are living in Spain. In addition, nearly all of the schools in Spain whether public or private, are coeducational learning facilities. Over 90 percent of Spanish children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old attend some sort of day care, nursery school, preschool, or kindergarten, although these are optional, and not legally required. Many students take school bus transportation to get to school in Spain.

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