Types of schools In the Czech Republic there are different types of schools. These are: 1) Kindergartens 2) Elementary schools 3) Secondary schools 4) Universities
Kindergartens Small children from three to five (six) years can be in kindergartens. They play with toys, sing songs and learn poems. Kindergartens can be private or public. There are kindergartens with education in foreign languages.
Elementary schools At elementary schools children are between six and fifteen years old. They learn to read, write and count. They have Science like Chemistry, Physics and humanity subjects like History, Czech and English. Elementary schools give compulsory basic education to everyone.
Secondary schools At secondary schools students are from fifteen to eighteen (nineteen) years old. They can be private or public schools. Both of them are financed partly or completely with public money. The most important types of secondary schools are grammar schools, vocational schools and apprentice training centers.
Universities and Colleges At universities students are usually at the age from 19 to 26 years. Students being older than 26 have to pay tuition fees. In the Czech Republic there are private universities and colleges and public universities. The most important ones are Charles University in Prague, Czech Technical University in Prague, Westbohemian University in Pilsen and Masaryk University in Brno