The following page describes and provides information about the general education system in the Bolivia.
The school year begins in February and ends in November.
Core Academic Areas
Foreign Language- English/French
Sports and Recreation,
Language of instruction
Spanish (all the indigenous languages are official languages)
Depending on the context of the school, the first language of instruction will either be Spanish or an indigenous language (in cases where more languages are spoken by different students, a communitarian committee will decide upon the language[s] of instruction).
Types of Schools
Two types of schools in Bolivia are public schools and private schools.
School Years by age
The school grade levels are divided by the following:
Compulsory education lasts 14 years from age 4 to age 17
Overall Literacy Level
Male: 96.52; Female: 88.58 (UIS, 2015)
Gross enrolment rate in secondary: Male 91.38%, Female 89.38% (UIS, 2017)
the education reform is built around the following four pillars, as identified by the Bolivian MoE: (1)
intra- and inter-culturalism along with plurilingualism, (3)