Primary and Secondary Schools in The United States

List of Primary and Secondary Schools in The United States

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Contact: Abbeville Christian Academy

M.L. Tillis Drive, P.O. Box 9, Abbeville, AL, The United States
Abbeville Christian Academy is a private school in Abbeville, Alabama, USA. The school was founded with the goal to offer to society a Christian educational environment, where students can turn into well-educated, well-disciplined individuals with positive self-esteem and leadership qualities.... See full description.
Contact: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

36 Charter Road, Acton, MA, The United States
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is a reputable open enrollment high school in Acton, Massachusetts. The school serves the Massachusetts towns of Acton and Boxborough. ABRHS has been regularly ranked among the top secondary schools in Massachusetts, and it was one of 39 American high... See full description.
Contact: American Christian School

126 South Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ, The United States
American Christian School is a private Christian school based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Established in 1995, the school receives about 100 students from kindergarten to the last, twelfth grade. The school has adopted a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Classical Christian... See full description.
Contact: Apache Junction High School

2525 S. Iornwood, A.J., Apache Junction, Arizona, The United States
Apache Junction High School is a high school in Apache Junction. The school receives about 5,000 students, serving an area that includes the City of Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Peralta Trail Queen Valley and the unincorporated areas of the Superstition Mountain foothills. The school is... See full description.
Contact: Archbishop Spalding High school

8080 New Cut Road, Severn, MD, The United States
Archbishop Spalding High School is a private, Catholic high school situated in Severn, Maryland. The school strives to promote Christian values, mutual respect and participation. It welcomes students from all backgrounds and races. The school offers Honors Courses in Art, English, Foreign... See full description.
Contact: Arrowhead Christian Academy

105, Tennessee St, Redlands, California, The United States
Arrowhead Christian Academy is a reputable private junior high and secondary school based in Redlands, California. The school has made available Advanced Placement and Honors Classes in various subjects, including Mathematics, Social Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Lab Sciences, Language and... See full description.
Contact: Ashford Academy

1100 North Broadway, Ashford, Alabama, The United States
Ashford Academy is a school located in Ashford, Connecticut, USA. It was founded in 1825 and continues to operate, promoting the values of mutual respect and social responsibility. The institution strives to create an environment in which all students can unleash their full potential. It has... See full description.
Contact: Atlantic Christian School

391 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, The United States
Atlantic Christian School is a private independent Christian school in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States. The institution serves grades K-12 and is co-educational. Atlantic Christian School was established in 1971, while currently more than 100 churches are represented in the... See full description.
Contact: Atlantic Shores Christian School

1217 N. Centerville Tnpk, Chesapeake, Virginia, The United States
Atlantic Shores Christian School is a co-educational institution, offering educational opportunities from pre-school to high school. All programs are biblically-based, while also meeting the highest standards of learning. The main purpose of the institution is to create leaders, who are fully... See full description.
Contact: Barrie School

13500 Layhill Road, Silver Spring, MD, The United States
Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school based in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. The school welcomes students from the age of 2 go 12th grade. Established in 1932, Barrie School currently receives about 350 students, putting a lot of... See full description.
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About Primary and Secondary Schools in The United States

The public education system in the United States caters to students ages 5-18, beginning with kindergarten for the nation’s youngest students.  Kindergarten in America serves as a gateway to primary school.  It is during this first year of formal education that students are officially introduced to books, reading and educationally-based activities that help develop motor skills.  More importantly, perhaps, kindergarten helps children learn to socialize with their peers in a large group setting, and to learn to work and play cooperatively within a more disciplined system than to what they are accustomed.

The school day in kindergarten is shorter than in other primary school grades, typically spanning 3 ½ to 4 hours, and although only one teacher is employed per classroom at this level, there are normally a number of parents who volunteer their time to assist with activities and supervision.

Primary Schools in the United States

Following kindergarten, U.S. children embark upon a primary school journey that will span 6 years, each of these constituting a new grade level.  From Grade-1 through Grade-6, the classes in primary school are taught by one teacher (and sometimes an assistant).  Each of these teachers is required to possess, at minimum, an undergraduate degree in liberal studies and a “multiple subjects” credential.  The latter of which is awarded after a one-year post graduate teacher preparation course that involves specific instruction in teaching methods and theory, classroom management and a mandatory period of student teaching under the direction of a certificated teacher in a real classroom.

Each grade in primary school has a set curriculum developed by the state, one that becomes increasingly more advanced with each grade level.  Students are instructed in a wide range of subject areas, including English and grammar, mathematics, science, history and social studies, as well as music, art, computers and physical education.

Secondary Schools in the United States

As it is in many countries, the secondary education in the United States is divided between two types of schools:  junior high school (also referred to as middle school) and high school.  When combined, students will receive six years of secondary education.

Junior High School

In the U.S. the number of years a student attends junior high school depends on the state.  In some states, this period will comprise three years—7th, 8th and 9th grade—while in others it will consist of only two years—7th and 8th grade.  Either way, the total time they will spend in secondary school (junior high school + high school) is 6 years.

Unlike primary school, and the one teacher model, in junior high school students will have several different teachers, each trained in a specific subject matter (mathematics, history, science, etc.).  These teachers also have to possess an undergraduate degree and a teaching certificate, only in this case that credential is for a single subject.

High School

In high school (9-12 or 10-12) students are required to take certain subjects according to their grade level.  As a graduation requirement, most schools will require 4 years of language arts, 2 years of foreign language, 3 years mathematics, 2 years history/government, biology, chemistry and physical education.  Subjects such as art, music and drama are offered as electives, as are courses in the classics, physics and computers.

To qualify for a high school diploma, students must receive passing grades in each of the required subjects mentioned above and pass a high school exit examination.

Most high schools throughout the country also offer a vocational track during the final two years of high school.  These programs, which are designed for students with no interest in attending university upon graduation, help give students a head start in life by offering training in a number of different career fields.

In addition to academics, most public U.S. high schools offer extra-curricular activities to the benefit of their students.  These include sports teams, cheerleading, newspaper and yearbook, drama and debate clubs, and cultural groups.