(Creative Commons,”New hope for charter schools in England”, 23 Sept, 2012)
There are so many different schools in the world, it’s only natural that there are different timetables. I might as well compare the ones of my old schools to ISD.
My school in Italy for example had us starting at 8:30 in the morning, we then had one of our classes before going to lunch at 12:30 and proceeding with our last class of the day at 1:30, ending school at 3:30. Schools in San Salvador had the same schedule besides the fact that we started at 9:30.
In the US, as always, school started at 8:30 and ended at 3:20 but we had 3 classes before lunch (11:45-12:30) and 4 classes after lunch. All classes lasted 55 minutes.
At the french school in Dakar (Jean Mermoz) school starts at 7:45, it ends at 11:30 for elementary but for everything above it (Middle school to High school) ends either at 3:55 or at 4:55. On Wednesdays everyone finishes at 11:30 since it’s a half day. Classes last about 55 minutes besides Science, PE and Tech that last an hour and a half. Similar to the US, there are 4 classes before lunch, which can be from one to two hours long, and 3 classes after that, even though they’re most likely written off as study block.
I’ve never seen any school with a timetable like ISDs. We start at 8:30,go to 2 classes (Classes are an hour and a half long) before having lunch (25 minutes) and having another 2 classes, ending at 3:20.
I’m sure that there are even weirder school schedules in the world but my personal favorite was Italy, mostly because there were only 2 classes every day 😛