Education system in Latvia

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The education system in Latvia starts with pre-school education (Pirmskolas izglītība) at the age of 5 or 6 years. General compulsory schooling begins from the age of 7 until the age of 16. The compulsory visit is divided into primary lessons (Sākumskola and Pamatskola, grades 1 to 4) and secondary lessons (Vidusskola, grades 5 to 9), which is confirmed by a final certificate (Apliecība par pamatizglītību).

Following this training and if this final certificate is available, general further education schools (Vispārējā vidējā izglītība, grades 10 to 12) or vocational further education schools (Profesionālā vidējā izglītība) can be attended. Their final certificates entitle them to attend universities or institutes.

In the area of ​​general compulsory schooling (6/7 to 16 years of age), school attendance at state schools is free and is given in Latvian. Other languages ​​are also taught in private schools.


  • Latvian children have the longest summer vacation in Europe (June 1st to September 1st).

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