Middle school..?

Hello everyone!

I searched on my dictionary how to translate scuola media ('Middle school' in English, which I intend to be from 11 to 14 years old, as it is in Italy) and it says: sexto séptimo y octavo curso de EGB, which doesn't sound really good to me as I am putting it in an essay. How is middle school called in Spain? Is it from 11 to 14 years old as well?

Thank you very much, Saludos!
  • Hi,

    In the present Spanish educational system, the students from 12 to 14 years old are studying the "Primer Ciclo de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria" or "Primer Ciclo de la ESO". Es decir, estudian 1º y 2º de la ESO". 11 year-olds are in "6º de Primaria" or in "6º de Enseñanza Primaria". "Sexto, séptimo y octavo curso de EGB" correspond to the previous Educational system.
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