Would school be better with a different schedule? Schools all across the globe have different schedules and do not follow the traditional 5 days a week and 2-month summer break like in America. 

Schools in Germany have adopted a two semester schedule with no summer break. There are short breaks at Easter and other holidays, but there is no break around Christmas. However, a German school day typically concludes around 1:00 p.m. 

A beautiful school stands in Russia. Photo:Wikimedia

In France the school week consists of 36 weeks. There are five sections and four breaks throughout the year. Each week is 4 ½ days with a half day being on either Wednesday or occasionally Saturday. An average school day in France is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 1 hour and 30 minute lunch break. 

School in Australia is very similar to school in America. The average day is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and there is a summer break. However, the school year starts in late January or early February and ends in December. School in Australia is almost the exact same as America except for the different summer months where they get their break. 

Switzerland has an original school schedule. There are two semesters and they are both split up by 12 week breaks. The average day in Switzerland, school starts at 8:30 a.m. and then you go home at 12 for an hour and a half lunch break and then return to school until 4 p.m. 

School in Russia starts September 1st and ends June 1st. However, the whole month of June is examination month. Also, all schools in Russia have the same schedules, and their school day only lasts from 8 a.m. to 1 to 2 p.m. 

Poland has a very short school year. Their schedule is divided into two 15-semester periods. However, similar to Russia they also have an examination month, but it is in January. School days in Poland are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but between every class, there is a 45-minute break. 

School in Poland and France seems to be the best scheduling in the world. The best thing about France is the half day throughout the week, and the best part about school in Poland is a 45-minute break in between classes.  The best school schedule in the world is Poland’s because of the breaks in between classes and the long summer breaks.

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