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School in Spanish

What’s the best way to say School in Spanish? Escuela? Colegio? Instituto? Liceo? As you see, the word School in Spanish has many translations, depending on which level of education are you talking about. So, let’s see a review of the meaning and also some sentences with the word School in Spanish so that you can see how it works. Let’s get started and learn how to say school in Spanish

How to say school in Spanish?

In Latin America, we have different ways to organize the educational path. And different words to refer to the different levels of education. So, we call “Jardín de Infantes” o “Educación Inicial” to the Kindergarten. So, in that case, we don’t use the word “Escuela” for this level.

On the other hand, we call “Escuela primaria” o “Colegio primario” to the Elementary School (from 6 to 12 years old, so it also includes a little bit of Middle School).

School in Spanish
School in Spanish

When it comes to Middle and High School (from 13 to 17 years old) we call that Escuela Secundaria, Colegio Secundario, or just “La secundaria”. In some countries like Uruguay, they call “Liceo” to this stage of education.

And what about University or College? Do we call that Colegio? Not at all! We call Universidad to the University or College. La Universidad, La Uni, sometimes La Facultad.

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On the other hand, the Spanish School is the place where you can learn Spanish and that’s what we are! The translation of that School is Escuela de Español. Or Instituto de Español. So, if you are looking for the best teachers, online or in-person (we are in Buenos Aires), please contact us.

Don’t hesitate, learning a language is the best exercise you can do for your brain! And, as you probably know, Spanish is spoken in 22 countries around the world! So, learning Spanish is also a bridge to be able to communicate with many, many people.

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