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STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM IN MEXICO

Preschool Education (Educación Preescolar)
Primary Education (Educación Primaria)
Lower-Seconary (Educación Secundaria)
Upper-Secondary Education (Educación Media Superior)
Higher Education (Educación Superior)

Academic Year

The academic calendar for elementary and secondary education begins in September and ends on June 30th, with vacations in December and April. The academic calendar for institutions of higher education varies. Some universities offer year-long courses, although most institutions now employ a semester system.  

GRADING SYSTEM

The grading system for most institutions at all levels of education is as follows:

9-10

90-100

muy bien (MB)

(very good)

A

8

80-89

bien (B)

(good)

B

6-7

60-79

suficiente (S)

(average sufficient)

C

0-5

0-59

reprobado (R)

(fail)

F


Private and Public Education


Schools are classified depending on their source of financing as follows:

  • Federal schools
  • State schools
  • Municipal schools
  • Private schools

Private institutions with academic programmes must be accredited by the SEP. The SEP is responsible for designing the curriculum for all public and private primary schools.

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