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In Dominican Republic, education is free and compulsory at the elementary level, and free but non mandatory at secondary level. It is divided into four stages:
- preschool education (Nivel Inicial);
- primary education (Nivel Básico);
- secondary education (Nivel Medio).
- higher education (Nivel Superior).
The school year in Dominican Republic begins in mid-August and classes are held from Monday to Friday. The school year consists of two terms, which are separated by Christmas holidays in winter season, and an eight-week-long summer break. The year structure is summarized in the table below.
|14-15||1||High school / Secondary school
( Nivel Medio, known popularly as Bachillerato)
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