Schools Around the World

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go to school around the world? Check out these countries and see what school is like for students like you!

1. The primary school is Phumachangtang, Tibet, is thought to be the highest school in the world.
It is also the closest of its kind to the sky. At 17, 627 feet above sea level, it is 656 feet higher than the base camp of Mount Everest.

  2. The King's School in Canterbury, England is the world's oldest school.
Founded in 597 A.D., this school earns the title of being the world's oldest school. The school is however, up-to-date with modern equipment and supplies.

  3. A school in the Philippines is made entirely of recycled soda pop bottles!
It took about 9,000 bottles and dozens of volunteers to build the structure. Each bottle was filled with sand, water and straw to keep them sturdy. Then, a cement-like substance was used to hold the bottles in place as they were stacked on top of each other to create walls!

  4. The largest school in the world in terms of number of students is the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India.
There are more than 32,000 students attending the school on a daily basis. It has over 1,000 classrooms, 3,700 computers and goes through thousands of pounds of stationery and books each year.

  5. Back in 2014, there was an elementary school in Turin, Italy that only had one teacher and one student – making it the smallest school in the world.
Officials have decided to keep it open as long as there is at least one pupil at the school.

  6. Students in South Korea are expected to stay and help clean and tidy the classroom when lessons are over.
No running out of class the second lessons are over for Korean students!

  7. Have you ever seen a boat school? In Bangladesh, there are no fewer than 100 boat schools! Each one has internet access, a library and is solar powered.
In Bangladesh, yearly flooding can disrupt school for hundreds of thousands of students. In some areas, roads are impassable during the rainy season from July to October, when rivers rise as much as 12 feet therefore the need for boat schools.

  8. In a remote area of Colombia, kids have to travel to school on a zip-line.
Zip lines are the only form of transportation for those living in an isolated valley called Los Pinos. Very young students aren’t allowed to use the zip-line alone so they travel along the cable with their parents or an older sibling. If the kids didn’t travel this way, they’d have to walk through the rainforest and it would take two hours to get to school.

  9. Summer vacations in Chile start from mid-December and end in early March.
That's three whole months away from school!

  10. Kids in Japan are the most independent of them all. They travel to school alone, clean their own classrooms and must bring their lunch every day.
There are no janitors or cafeterias at their schools.

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