Kindergarten (PS to GS)
Kindergarten is a school for very young children that prepares them for the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. This is a preparatory period for elementary education: the main objectives are socialisation and the development of language, numbers and graphic skills.
Primary schools (CP to CM2)
Primary schools is the continuation of kindergarten, with which it forms the so-called primary school.
The main aim of primary schools is to teach children fundamental skills: learning to read, write and do arithmetic is of course a priority. Early-learning activities (arts and games) remain important, especially in the first classes.
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The collège marks students’ entry into secondary education. It is organised into four levels, from sixième to troisième, and structured into educational cycles. https://eduscol.education.fr/619/l-organisation-des-enseignements-au-college
General lycée: in two years, the general route prepares students for the general baccalauréat and further higher education. It is preceded by a determination cycle common to both the general and technological options.