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School and education in Estonia

In Estonia there is a compulsory 9-year school from the age of 7, 3-year high school and vocational schools. 52% of students go on to higher education. Since the mid-1990s, the education system has undergone a number of reforms, and in particular, privatization has increased.

Study in Estonia

Most schools have Estonian as their language of instruction, but there are also schools where it is taught in Russian. In 1996, Estonia got its first national curriculum. This covers both Russian-language and Estonian schools, and is taught in subjects such as language, mathematics, nature and social studies, music and arts, and gymnastics. At the youth level, two foreign languages ​​are taught. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Estonia.

Higher education is divided into two academic and vocational programs. In 1998, there were 35 higher education institutions. Of these, 6 were public and 4 private universities, 8 public and 13 private colleges and 4 vocational schools.

Estonian school history starts in the 13th century with church schools. The first high school was established by Jesuits in 1583. The Swedish king Gustav 2 Adolf established the country's first university in Tartu in 1632.

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