The Schooling System in Germany

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I was born in Germany and lived there 18 years of my 20 years. I got raised in Germany so I know quite a lot about Germany. I moved to America with my family about 1 ½ years ago and there are a lot of differences from America to Germany, for example the Schooling System. Is it better to live in America or in Europe? Which schooling system is better? Are there different laws in Germany compared to America?

The schooling system in Germany is different. We start like the Americans with Kinder garden with the age around 5 years. After Kinder garden you go to Grundschule. I went to Grundschule when I was 7 years old. You attend the Grundschule for 4 years. There you learn all the basics for school like reading, writing and math. After 4 years, depending on your grades you will attend a different school. In Germany they have 3 different schools: Hauptschule (bad grades), Realschule (average Grades) and Gymnasium (very good grades). Now every school is different in itself as well. For Hauptschule you attend school for another 5 years so the total would be 9 years of school. Realschule has a total of 10 years and Gymnasium has a total of 13 years of school. I myself attended Realschule but I had...
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